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  • Hearing on Sentencing Laws and the US Prison System
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    Sentencing Laws and the Prison System

    Justice Department officials and advocates testified at a hearing on legislation aimed at changing mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug offenders. Witnesses included Deputy…

  • Hearing on Civil Rights and Policing Practices
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    Civil Rights and Policing Practices

    Advocates, law enforcement, and Justice Department officials testified on the federal government’s role in local policing practices and their impact on the ground.

  • Washington Journal Heather MacDonald on Community Policing after Ferguson
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    Community Policing after Ferguson

    Heather Mac Donald talked by video from Toledo, Ohio, about law enforcement policy changes since recent police shootings and subsequent unrest that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, and other…

  • Discussion on the 50th Anniversary of the Moynihan Report
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    Prospects for Black America, Reducing Crime

    Panelists talked about reducing crime in black communities. Topics included incarceration rates, the legalization of drugs, and the breakdown of the family. “Reducing Crime Rates in the Black Community” was…

  • Influence of the Reconstruction Amendments
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    Influence of the Reconstruction Amendments

    Historians and legal scholars discuss the influence of the 13th and 14th Amendments on modern American society. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights for freed…