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“What About Arab-on-Arab Crime?” Minority Intraracial Violence and How the Left and the Right Both Get It Wrong

As I type this, thousands of Israeli Arab citizens, residents of Magd-al-Crum (an Arab town in the Upper Galilee) are protesting against the Israeli government’s failure to appropriately address violence

Facing Criminal Charges to Save Animals, Part III: Planning Open Rescue in the Shadow of the Law

Arrest during a protest in Petaluma. Photo credit: DxE. Whether or not the necessity defense applies, or should apply, to open rescue, is a doctrinal legal question. As a law

Wrongful Conviction Journalism: Lights and Shadows

I’ve just finished watching the second season of an Israeli documentary series titled Shadow of Truth, which takes on a series of chilling rape-murders that occurred along one of Israel’s

Police You Can Trust: Enriching Our Imagination about What’s Possible in Criminal Justice

Last night I had a real treat in listening to the wonderful James Forman Jr. speak at the Nourse Theater with Lara Bazelon, as part of the City Arts and

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Seizure: A Biker’s Perspective on the Fourth Amendment

Recently, SCOTUS decided Collins v. Virginia (2018), in which the Court, by a 8-1 majority, did not uphold a search involving a motorcycle in a driveway. The story is this:
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CJCJ Study: Drug Arrests Plummet, Racial Disparities Persist

I got a lot of commentary, in person and on Facebook, after my post about Ban the Box backfiring. Folks were expressing serious frustration with how an idea that seemed

Order Without Oppression: No Police Visibility at Women’s March

San Francisco’s City Hall was lit in pink yesterday as we, more than a hundred thousand residents, rose up to protest and march against the Trump Administration and to support

This Election, Say No to Old-Skool Crime Panic: Part 1

Last Monday’s presidential debate was interesting for a variety of reasons. To me, a particularly interesting point was the reemergence of old-skool crime risk narratives. As I explain in Cheap

Facts, Values, and Cameras: Police Use of Lethal Force

The Oakland police is being sued for the killing of Demouria Hogg. The Huffington Post reports: Oakland firefighters found an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat of a BMW parked

Must Motel Owners Keep Detailed Registries and Give Them to the Police?

The Fourth Amendment protects “people, not places”, but in applying it the courts seem to care quite a bit about places, too. As Jason Miller’s explains in his useful note in