Charles “Duke” Tanner, a former Gary boxer serving a 30-year sentence on federal drug and conspiracy convictions, was granted clemency Wednesday by President Donald Trump.
MarcGuntherDept of Life is Complicated: Trump granted clemency to boxer serving long prison term for drug offenses, sentenced under Biden's 1990s crime bill. Bipartisan criminal justice reform is vital.
Distributing much-needed funds to organizations that improve the management and effectiveness of nonprofits also ensures those places do little to press for new regulations on donor-advised funds.
MarcGuntherIn @Philanthropy, @Al_Cantor argues that the willingness of @IndSector and the National Council of Nonprofits to take money from Fidelity Charitable "calls into question their objectivity" re donor-advised funds. He's 100% right.
MarcGuntherWhy do so many foundation grants come with strings attached, even when donors know there's a better way to do business? A @CEPData blogpost from Ellie Buteau looks at yet another way that #philanthropy resists change.
Many progressives mistrust her for her past as a prosecutor. As an ex-convict — and also the son of a crime victim — I can tell you it’s not that simple.
MarcGuntherThis magazine story by @DwayneBetts explores “the classic dilemma of Black people in this country: being simultaneously overpoliced and underprotected.” Fascinating.
#massincarceration #philanthropy #BlackLivesMatter
White people, mostly. Some very big foundations still have all-white boards.
MarcGunther"This pattern — expressions of concern, coupled with an unwillingness to share power — is all too common in the foundation world." | My latest for @Medium looks at all-white boards of very big foundations
MarcGuntherICYMI: Some very big foundations with all-white boards. Why won't they share power? My latest for @Medium
After beginning his career as a public defender in Southern California, Walter Katz spent the next three decades in public service, serving as an independent police auditor in San Jose, California, and as deputy inspector general for the County of...