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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Criminal Justice

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Criminal Justice

At Consultation: Addressing Injustice in our Justice System
Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

At the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience on April 26-28, Reform rabbis and social action leaders from across the country will gather to hear experts speak about the crucial issues of today – including racial and economic justice. On Monday morning of the Consultation, we have the privilege of hearing from Bryan Stevenson, the founder and […]

Another Tragic Shooting Highlights Urgent Need for Action
Posted on Wednesday April 08, 2015

We mourn the tragic death of Walter Scott this past weekend in North Charleston, South Carolina and send our thoughts and prayers to his family and community. Over the past year, our nation’s consciousness has been raised as we have watched Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and so many more tragically and unnecessarily lose […]

President Obama Takes Important Action on Commutations
Posted on Friday April 03, 2015

On Tuesday, President Obama commuted the drug sentences of 22 individuals, more than doubling the number of commutations he has issued throughout his entire presidency. The men and women who were granted clemency had been imprisoned under an outdated sentencing regime, and “had they been sentenced under current laws and policies, many of these individuals […]

The Modern Plagues of Inequality
Posted on Thursday April 02, 2015

On Passover, we remember the ten plagues that were put upon the Egyptian people. Thousands of years later, modern-day plagues of inequality should ignite contemporary responses to combat these injustices. Many of the most vulnerable members of our society are disproportionately affected; they cannot be “passed over” or ignored, especially during this important holiday. As […]

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