California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will make his state the first in the nation to abolish cash bail for suspects awaiting trial. But what looks like a victory for criminal justice reform on the outside is actually an opening for a new system of inequality.
In a bold attempt to correct a major flaw in America’s criminal (in)justice system, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would end cash bail at the federal level and incentivize states that follow suit.
Paramount just dropped the first trailer for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, the six-part documentary centered around the life and death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin that is being produced by Jay-Z.