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Dear Chairman Shelby, Senator Mikulski, Chairman Culberson and Rep. Honda: On behalf the nation’s criminology research community, we write to urge your support for an increase in funding for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in your FY 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bills. As you know, these agencies have not […]

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Washington Times “I think this is at least an indication that voices that have not mattered in the past may actually be able to be heard and be able to impact.” – Delores Jones Brown, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

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The Washington Post “There’s no data on retaliatory actions against police officers. And even if the problem exists, I’m not convinced that hiding their names is the solution.” – John Worrall, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

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The Des Moines Register “Police agencies are deploying this technology very rapidly and it’s being deployed well ahead of policy development and clarification around how the cameras can be used.” – Nancy La Vigne, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

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Washington Times “On the ultimate question of, ‘Did they do the right thing in terms of shooting?’ — from that video, I can’t tell.” – David Klinger, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

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Associated Press “It’s much more a partnership to improve policies and practices as opposed to a court takeover,” – David Klinger, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

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MSNBC “The president is leading the way for other states to follow suit. It’s very odd to think that in 2016, we’re debating if we should be banning solitary confinement for children. It shouldn’t have to be on the agenda.” -Alida Merlo, CJRA Expert Read the full article here.

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San Jose Mercury News “People see police in an encounter, especially if it involves a weapon, and the phones go up. So there has been arise not only in sensitivity but in the popularity of these videos.” – Robert Taylor, CJRA Expert Read the full article here. 

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Dallas Morning News “The real problem is going to be copycats, whether they are members of a sophisticated terrorist group or kids wanting to shut down school because of final exams” – Robert Taylor, CJRA Member Read the full article here.

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