A flood. A wave. A surge. What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is none of those things, but you wouldn’t know it from watching or reading some of the coverage in U.S. media. In recent weeks, the phrases “surge of migrants,” “migrant surge,” “the surge,” “surge at border” and other variations have all appeared in…
Decarcerating New York City
Julio is joined by Manhattan District Attorney candidate Tahanie Aboushi for a conversation about restorative justice, decriminalizing sex work and her vision for the office. We also hear from Nicole Smith Futrell, an associate professor and supervising attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic at the CUNY School of Law, who talks about the devastating impacts of incarceration on New Yorkers.
This episode was produced by our New York Women's Foundation IGNITE! Fellow, Lisa Salinas, with editorial support from Charlotte Mangin.
SAVE THE DATE: Our next virtual LIVE ITT show is on Wednesday, May 26th at 7pm ET! Maria and Julio will be joined by Georgia Fort, award winning independent journalist and Tarkor Zehn, journalist and audio producer to discuss police violence, racial justice and healing in Minneapolis during the week that marks one year since the police murder of George Floyd. For more info and to RSVP, click here.
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ITT Staff Picks:
- This article by The City breaks down everything you need to know about New York’s District Attorney races in 2021.
- Marc Levin writes about what police reformers can learn from education reform in this piece for The National Interest.
- For The Brennan Center, Andrew Cohen writes about U.S. sentencing practices: “On any given day, more than 2 million people are locked up in the nation’s 5,000 or so prisons and jails, many serving sentences grossly disproportionate to the nature of their crimes.”
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