Dahleen Glanton: The public response to the shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Lake County by a white legal gun owner has exposed the racial fault line that lies beneath almost everything that happens in America these days. It has once again placed an...
Steven A DrizinColumn: Society treats black males as less than human. The shooting death of a 14-year-old in Lake County is the latest example.
To fight mass incarceration, prosecutors need to give extreme sentences a second look.
Steven A DrizinEvery D.A. in America Should Open a Sentence Review Unit nyti.ms/2Mznr34 We sentence people when emotions are the highest, often after victims are riled up for vengeance. Real "truth in sentencing" recognizes that people change. Bring back parole or periodic court reviews
At the time of his arrest, Chester Hollman was a 20-year-old armored-car driver with no criminal record. He’s now 48. In court filings, the District Attorney’s Office conceded that prosecutors and police from that time had hidden evidence that...
Steven A Drizin'It’s surreal’: After 28 years in prison, Philly man freed after prosecutors call him ‘likely innocent’ in 1991 murder inquirer.com/news/chester-h… via @phillyinquirer The best CIUs vacate convictions “in the interests of justice” and in. Non-dna cases. Philly’s is one of the best.
After nearly a decade of no pardons in Wisconsin, Gov. Evers say he will use his executive power to issue pardons.
Steven A DrizinAfter nearly a decade of no pardons in Wisconsin, Gov. Evers say he will use his executive power to issue pardons. wkow.com/news/top-stori… It's just so nice to have an open-minded executive willing to entertain pardon requests.
The Myth of Sisyphus animatic Adapted from the original Essay by Albert Camus. MCAD 2014
Steven A DrizinLots of sleepless nights this week for me, @LauraNirider, & Megan Crane, who filed a habeas in federal court in Arkansas today on behalf of a man, who at age 14, falsely confessed to a murder 17 years ago. Time to start pushing that rock back up the hill.
Making a Murderer season 2 premieres on Netflix on Friday, Oct. 19. The new season will be released at 12 a.m. PT. Making a Murderer Part 2 is scheduled to...
Steven A DrizinWhat time is Making a Murderer Part 2 on Netflix? netflixlife.com/2018/10/17/mak… It drops on Friday morning at 12a.m. PACIFIC TIME. Most folks in the Midwest or East Coast won't start watching until Friday after they wake up or after they come home from work. Got your popcorn?
The call by Rob Tibbetts to not politicize his daughter’s murder came a day after the president’s eldest son blamed Democrats for her death.
Steven A DrizinMollie Tibbetts’s Father Asks That Her Death Not Be Exploited to Promote Racism nyti.ms/2C989i8 Bravo! While the President and FOX News and White Supremacy screams, Mollie Tibbetts' father says "don't use my daughter's death to build walls, use it to build bridges."
Voter purges disproportionately affect low-income and minority voters.
Steven A DrizinStates purged 16 million voters from the rolls before the 2016 election thinkprogress.org/states-purged-… Disgusting. All with the blessing of the High Court who declared entrenched racism in voting in Southern states over. The New Jim Crow in voting?
Jeffrey Deskovic settled a federal lawsuit against the authorities responsible for his wrongful conviction. Using some of his settlement money, he created the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, a nonprofit based in New York City committed to...