Justice implies fair treatment, concern for others, and ethical or moral rightness. There are many indications, however, of a systemic failure to deliver justice: to put a stop to misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement and to deliver equal outcomes for racial and religious minorities or for those of limited income or social status.
We need a justice system that serves and strengthens the community. We need to include the community in the processes of justice, and develop more collaborative approaches. We call this community justice. And we need to focus on restorative practices to help heal victim, community, and offender.
2016: Raw Milk – Battling Criminalization 1- Update: Court Hearing Results in the Amos Miller case: From Amos Miller on Jun 30, 2016 at 9:55am: Some of you may be wondering what the results of last week’s hearing were so … more
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Following is the first collective statement from the New York City General Assembly, issued October 5 2011. As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. … more
Grist | 27 Jul 2011—Before being sentenced on various charges involving a Bureau of Land Management auction of oil leases, Tim DeChristopher addressed the prosecution and the judge. Here’s what he had to say: Thank you for the opportunity to speak … more
A few years ago, police in a town in NJ raided a suspected brothel. But they didn’t find young women working as prostitutes, they found sex slaves who had been trafficked from overseas—captives whose every move was controlled by the traffickers. Trafficking … more
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948 On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the … more