In her new book, “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America,” Hinton argues that for all of Johnson’s important programs designed to fight poverty, his “war on crime” kicked off decades of mass incarceration in the U.S. that continues today.
WBUR legal analyst Nancy Gertner looks at some of this week’s big legal stories.
In 1971, Jonathan Shapiro was a young lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Governor Baker issued a statement saying the change gives “our statewide policing agency the tools necessary to detain criminals.” Opponents say the move will undermine local police community relations.
Authorities say Ronald Tarentino, Jr. was shot and killed during a traffic stop Sunday.
Onaje Woodbine grew up poor, honing his basketball talents on the hard courts of Roxbury and ended up playing for Yale. But then he quit because he wanted more.
It’s been a busy month for the mayor of Boston.
The 1973 Supreme Court Case United States vs. Enmons ruling had profound affect on union cases in the United States.
Sitting on the Supreme Court at a time of tremendous change and uncertainty in America, Louis Brandeis railed against big government, argued for judicial restraint and upheld a right to privacy in the face of new technology.
More details are coming out about the shooting of a police officer in Auburn early Sunday morning, and a subsequent shootout nearby which left the suspect dead.
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