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Bail Reform:

The System that Penalizes the Poor

By Terelle Jerricks,Managing Editor

With a median bail rate that is five times higher than the rest of the country, there is a clear correlation between the poverty rate and the unsentenced pretrial detention at the county level in California, a Human Rights Watch report noted.

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Police Body Cam Video Reveals Details about Inauguration Day ‘Kettling’ of Protesters

By Baynard Woods

In police body-camera footage obtained by Democracy in Crisis, the scene in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2017 shows the war zone our nation really is right now. The balance of power in the battle—both on the streets then and in the courts today—is deeply asymmetrical, with the police and the government struggling to maintain control of all information related to the case.

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