Category Archives for "Op-Ed"

Jan 08

The Disposability of “Violent Criminals”

By Dayvon Love | Op-Ed

The Disposability of “Violent Criminals” Crime is an issue that gets a lot of attention on local corporate news media, and from politicians, particularly on election years. The declaration of the War on Drugs in the early 1970’s ushered in the use of rhetoric that deployed seemingly race neutral policy discourse to advance racist policy […]

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Jan 19

The Community Restoration Fund – A Policy Road Map to Reparations for the ‘War on Weed’

By Lawrence Grandpre | Op-Ed

Budgets are moral documents. They define a society’s values and show material commitments to the priorities they proclaim to uphold. Over the past 50 years, the city of Baltimore and the State of Maryland’s active investments in policing the War on Drugs have created conditions of concentrated poverty in Baltimore City. While not limited to […]

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