Criminal Justice Issues

Mothers prosecuted, punished for what they didn’t do
USA Today
Rochelle Sharpe
When California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied parole to a battered woman last
week, he underscored a message that courts and prosecutors are increasingly giving
mothers: They can be prosecuted for murder and imprisoned if they fail to prevent their
children from being killed.
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Police Brutality: How Far is Too Far? System ‘does not work’ to curb abusers
Rochelle Sharpe
Police turn soft on crime when they investigate their own brutality.
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Disorderly Conduct: Review finds no links to race, arrests
The Boston Globe
Rochelle Sharpe and Maggie Mulvihill
Cambridge cases involved angry outbursts
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