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"Study: Most Minneapolis police stops involved Black drivers," by Associated Press, ABC News, August 07, 2020
"In Albany, marijuana arrests fall almost entirely on Black residents," by Steve Hughes, Albany Times Union, August 02, 2020
"A Vast Racial Gap in Death Penalty Cases, New Study Finds," by Adam Liptak, New York Times, August 03, 2020
"Opinion: Hicks: Wilson, researchers searching for bias in prosecutions ... to eliminate it," by Brian Hicks, The Post and Courier, July 31, 2020
"Virus-Driven Push to Release Juvenile Detainees Leaves Black Youth Behind," by Erica L. Green, New York Times, July 30, 2020
"The Centuries-Long History of Racism in Surveillance Tech," by Lauren Goode, WIRED, July 27, 2020
"Editorial: A Virginia school shows that racial inequities aren’t confined to the justice system," by Editorial Board, Washington Post, July 27, 2020
"How jury selection discriminates against Black citizens," by Satana Deberry, Jamila Hodge and Miriam Aroni Krinsky, San Francisco Chronicle, July 24, 2020
"True Crime Podcasts at the Intersection of Race," by Phoebe Lett, New York Times, July 25, 2020
"Racial Disparity Among Prosecutors And Trial Judges Translates To Unequal Justice, Activists Say," by Dawn R. Wolfe, The Appeal, July 24, 2020
"Policing Women Part 2: When Black women are criminalized," by Marian Hetherly, WBFO, July 21, 2020
"N.J. Supreme Court knows justice system has a race problem, plans changes within a year," by Rebecca Everett, NJ.com, July 19, 2020
"Perspective: I’m a black doctor. I wear my scrubs everywhere now.," by Arturo E. Holmes II, Washington Post, July 10, 2020
"What the Landmark Supreme Court Decision Means for Policing Indigenous Oklahoma," by Stacy Leeds, Slate, July 10, 2020
"Black People Arrested in NYC Protests Were Charged with Felonies at Much Higher Rate Than Whites," by Carter Sherman, Vice, July 08, 2020