Attorney General Eric Holder recently stirred up a small hornet’s nest in the world of sentencing reform when he called for more research on risk based sentencing, seemingly decrying the move towards evidence-based reforms.
The NYPD is still infiltrating mosques and other community spaces, coercing informants to spy on their own communities, and adhering to a misguided theory of ‘conveyor-belt radicalization’ to identify potential terrorists.
The swirl of attention around Gov. Cuomo’s shuttering of the Moreland Commission is a distraction. Like a magician’s trick, it takes our attention off of where it should be focused: on campaign finance reform.
Like many Americans, I hoped President Obama might help us to make sense of Michael Brown's death and of the daily destruction and anger we are witnessing in the streets of Ferguson. But he left me wanting more.