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House to vote on crack-cocaine sentencing laws

The House of Representatives may take action this week to drastically reduce inequality in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine users.

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Movement for justice for Oscar Grant maps next steps

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - At Chuco's Justice Center here, more than 50 people met this week to discuss the next steps in the movement for justice for Oscar Grant III.

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Ex-inmates need across-the-board help, panelists say

Alameda County elected officials, law enforcement officials, community organizations and current and former inmates came together April 22, to consider how best to help former prisoners.

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Senate drug sentencing bill reduces disparities, not far enough

The Senate, by voice vote March 17, passed legislation that would reduce the crack/cocaine sentencing disparity.

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Cop pleads guilty to massive murder cover-up during Katrina

A New Orleans police lieutenant pleads guilty to spearheading a massive cover-up of murder and violence committed by police in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Terrorist with connections: the strange case of Luis Posada Carriles

Posada, would-be assassin of Fidel Castro, confessed bomber of Cuban tourist hotels and murderer of an Italian tourist, with a long CIA career, has won another trial delay.

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Mumia case receives setback

A new petition campaign is being organized, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama to investigate civil rights violations.

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Prosecutors target Northwestern University journalism students

CHICAGO, Ill. – Cook County prosecutors here have issued a subpoena seeking the grades and emails of journalism students at Northwestern University. The students conducted a three-year investigation that they say found a man serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit.

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Justices review life terms for teen offenders

 A majority on the Supreme Court appeared to signal changing the use of life prison terms without parole for teenagers whose crimes do not involve a murder.

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