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Criminal Justice

Read the latest updates and learn more about criminal justice through a Reform Jewish perspective.

Criminal Justice

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Criminal Justice

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Criminal Justice

President Makes Positive Steps Forward in Demilitarizing Police
Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015

The topics of criminal justice reform and community-police relations have been at the top of the news cycle for months. In fact, just yesterday the President traveled to Camden, New Jersey and visited with local law enforcement and met with young people in the Camden community to hear directly about the progress the revamped police […]

Death Penalty for Boston Bomber Doesn’t Deliver Justice
Posted on Friday May 15, 2015

In response a federal jury’s decision today to condemn Boston Marathon bombing perpetrator Dzhokar Tsarnaev to death, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, made the following statement: “As a member of the Boston community who has run the marathon, I personally witnessed the pain that was seared into the […]

Another Way to Welcome Shabbat
Posted on Monday May 11, 2015

On Friday May 1, a number of us boarded the MARC train to Baltimore on our way to a march and rally organized by Jews United for Justice. We were once again disappointed and outraged by the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of the police. Though we were standing up for […]

Healing and Progress in Baltimore
Posted on Sunday May 03, 2015

A tragedy in the city of Baltimore and the protests and riots that followed have once again refocused national attention on race, class, and unequal treatment under the law. Even as Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced last Friday that charges would be brought against the police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, RAC staff were […]

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