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Through countless arrests and street stops, Chicago police officers have compiled a database of street gang members that now totals a staggering 128,000 names, and that doesn’t even include juveniles. Critics in Chicago are joining a nationwide chorus questioning the value and fairness of these...

In Massachusetts, more than half of young adult men released from jails and prisons go back within three years. The state’s largest county wants to disrupt that cycle by teaching responsibility, reports NPR. In Billerica, a Boston suburb, a select group of inmates at the...

Legal experts say the conviction of Bill Cosby might push #MeToo into a new frontier, affecting how the criminal justice system treats such cases, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The validation of Andrea Constand’s claims and repudiation of Cosby’s defense could make accusers feel safer coming...

The Supreme Court finished up its final sitting of October Term 2017 last week, and the justices heard argument in several big cases in what is proving to be a hugely consequential term. We recap oral arguments in the travel-ban case, Trump v. Hawaii, as...