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On April 1, 2021, the D.C. Police Reform Commission released its report on the Metropolitan Police Force, which included more than 90 recommendations. Their report is the culmination of a seven-month-long intensive dive into the history of policing in the District of Columbia. Through extensive research, the report identifies specific aspects of policing that can […]Continue reading

On January 6, 2021, the United States Congress convened in a joint session to certify that President-Elect Joseph Biden won the 2020 Presidential Election over incumbent President Donald Trump. Prior to the joint session beginning, President Trump told his supporters that the election was rigged against him, and that he had actually won and the […]Continue reading

Did you know the rights of African American men in Northeast Washington, D.C., are being violated every day?  The Metropolitan Police Department enforces a designated unit, the Gun Recovery Unit, to scour the streets of Washington, D.C. every day for illegal firearms. Even though Metropolitan police have seized thousands of illegal weapons, their aggressive search […]Continue reading

In addition to casting ballots for political leaders, D.C. residents had the chance to vote on a single ballot measure this Election Day. Initiative 81 makes investigations and arrests of entheogenic plants and fungi the lowest level of police-enforcement priority. After receiving 76% of the voter’s support, this measure is a huge step towards effectively […]Continue reading

For decades, drugs and drug use have been heavily criminalized and prosecuted across the nation. Beginning in 1971, the so-called “war on drugs,” as coined by President Nixon, represented the effort by the federal government to stop the spread of drug use. More truthfully, and far more insidiously, however, the war on drugs was the […]Continue reading

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