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We must fix the criminal justice system

...police officer killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown. But at its heart, the protests were about the ways our criminal justice system fails nonwhite Americans. The explosive nature of the response to Brown's death is telling us something important...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-01/we-must-fix-criminal-justice-system
Opinion
DA: No charges in Stanford rape case

...her attacker, who also is from Juneau and attends Stanford. But she doesn't blame the DA; she blames the criminal justice system and the way the laws are written in Alaska."I've been failed by the system," she said in phone interview...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-10/da-no-charges-stanford-rape-case
Local
Six inches from death

...Rankin said she still loves him and that he is family to her.The DA said the love story is touching, but the criminal justice system does not have a mechanism in place to forgive Forester as Rankin has done."He's square with the victim...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/six-inches-death
Local
Considering cannabis

...college scholarship; it puts your life on hold and we know that people who have an interaction like this with the criminal justice system are much more likely to become repeat offenders, they're much more likely to end up in prison."Tougas said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-31/considering-cannabis
State
Researcher charged in HIV vaccine fraud case

...because it is extremely rare for scientists found to have committed fraud to be held accountable by the actual criminal justice system," said Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch, which tracks research misconduct.Oransky, a journalist...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/researcher-charged-hiv-vaccine-fraud-
Not For Web
Child abuse in Alaska: Knowing the signs and the steps

...Skinner said. "The criminal justice system is just not set up to be...children aren't ready for the criminal justice system.All the children who served...cases that continue in the criminal justice system, there is support for the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-13/child-abuse-alaska-knowing-signs-and-st
Local
Cold case murder trial jury selection underway

...method of questioning. The assistant public defender asked the group to contemplate the "platitudes" of the criminal justice system more critically from why there is a presumption of innocence for his client to - perhaps notably in this case...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-18/cold-case-murder-trial-jury-selection-u
Local
Alaska Senate passes sweeping crime bill

...administrative positions with an annual price tag of $603,600. The grant fund itself is budgeted for $550,000. The Criminal Justice System for reviewing the state's sentencing laws will have three positions budgeted at $320,000 and be in operation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/alaska-senate-passes-sweeping-crime-bil
State | AK legislature
Crime bill tries to slow Alaska incarceration rate

...get on their feet will also mean six new administrative positions with an annual price tag of $603,600. The Criminal Justice System for reviewing the state's sentencing laws will have three positions budgeted at $320,000 and be in operation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-08/crime-bill-tries-slow-alaska-incarcerat
State | AK legislature
Haven House: Right idea, wrong place

...nearly everyone has been touched by crime, my family included. Many in Juneau have had encounters with the criminal justice system, served time themselves, or had a family member or loved one who has.Everyone sustains some hope that many of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-24/haven-house-right-idea-wrong-place
Opinion

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