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Collateral Consequences — How the Innocent Get Punished Anyway Part II

Having a charge dismissed– even winning at trial–does not mean you won’t be punished. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments about Ramsey County’s practice of charging people “booking fees” when they are arrested, whether or not they are ever found guilty of anything. Just being suspected of wrong-doing, even if later found “not […]

Between the Lines

How to Read Your Local News Reading about your work in the media can be bewildering. Even “straight” news coverage (who/what/when/where/why) gets criminal news wrong, usually because of unconscious biases. Here are a few of the most common culprits: “Court Documents” . . . aren’t produced by the court: The biggest culprit in crime coverage is […]