Blog Posts in 2021

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  • Virginia Becomes the 23rd State to End the Death Penalty
    Virginia Becomes the 23rd State to End the Death Penalty

    On Wednesday, March 24 th , the Commonwealth of Virginia became the 23 rd state in the nation to abolish the death penalty when Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill passed by the legislature in ...

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  • The Cost of Police Misconduct
    The Cost of Police Misconduct

    Recently, a spotlight has been placed on police brutality. The ubiquity of cell phone cameras and re-energized civil rights movement have made national news out of incidents that previously may have ...

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  • The Rise in Asian/ Pacific Islander American Hate Crimes
    The Rise in Asian/ Pacific Islander American Hate Crimes

    Angelo Quinto. It is likely you have not heard this name, but you should have. Quinto, a 30-year-old Navy veteran, died on December 23, 2020. His family recently filed a wrongful death claim, a ...

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  • 2021 New Laws
    2021 New Laws

    New Year, new laws. The last few years have seen a flurry of criminal justice reforms and 2021 is no different. The progressive state legislature continues to swing the pendulum back from years of ...

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  • What Can the Criminal Justice System Learn from the Pandemic
    What Can the Criminal Justice System Learn from the Pandemic

    Covid-19 upended life as we knew it. In virtually every area of our lives—the way we worked, socialized, ate, and even though—things changed drastically. Everything became more virtual as we relied on ...

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  • America on the Brink
    America on the Brink

    The events at the Capitol last month were one of the lowest moments in the history of this country, certainly the lowest I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. It seems most media has settled on ...

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