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Criminal Justice Fees and Fines Don’t Work

Michael Crowley, Tim Lau, Matthew Menendez Brennan Center for Justice
Courts have grown more dependent on fees and fines for revenue. But enforcing them is expensive — and we don’t even know the true costs.

Trump’s New (Non-Democratic) Normal

John Feffer Tom Dispatch
What happens when the adults in the room are scarier than the crying baby? Who’s responsible for the last 17 years of American wars that have convulsed the planet? Babies? Teenagers? Grown men acting like babies? Let’s face it: perfectly sober adults

No Justice

Shari Silberstein US News and World Report
Missouri stayed the execution of Marcellus Williams, but why was he sentenced to die in the first place?
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