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"Twitter Surveillance Startup Targets Communities Of Color For Police," by Sam Biddle, The Intercept, October 21, 2020
"As Floyd languished behind bars, a town and a private prison profited," by Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, October 19, 2020
"‘I didn’t want to live.’ How incarceration hits loved ones left behind.," by Margo Snipe, Tampa Bay Times, October 13, 2020
"The Children Who Desegregated America’s Schools," by Rebecca J. Rose, The Atlantic, September 29, 2020
"Study showing disparities in license suspensions renews call for reform," by Samantha Maldonado, Politico, October 06, 2020
"‘Appalling’: Nearly all youth charged as adults in Jackson County are minorities," by Katie Moore, The Kansas City Star, October 04, 2020
"Police in L.A. and across California disproportionately cite Black people for minor infractions, study finds," by Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, September 30, 2020
"System Stacked Against Condemned Inmate, Other Black Defendants, Lawyers Say," by Carrie Johnson, WAMU, September 24, 2020
"Black New Yorkers Are Twice as Likely to Be Stopped by the Police, Data Shows," by Alan Feuer, New York Times, September 23, 2020
"A police shooting ignited unrest in Kenosha. Current and former officers say the department’s problems with race go much deeper.," by Robert Klemko, Washington Post, September 21, 2020
"“They didn’t see me as innocent”," by Kiana Moore, Vox, September 18, 2020
"Mass. High Court Lowers Burden For Proving Racial Bias In Police Stops," by Ally Jarmanning, WBUR, September 17, 2020
"Report: Death penalty cases show history of racial disparity," by Colleen Long, Associated Press, September 15, 2020
"Report: Racial Disparities In Allegheny County Juvenile Justice System Outpace Rest Of Nation," by An-Li Herring, WESA, September 14, 2020