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"Homeless Pennsylvania Man Faces 7 Years In Prison Over 43 Cent Soda Theft," by Nick Visser, HuffPost, September 20, 2021
"She was just released after 27 years in prison. Her crime: stealing a VCR," by Caroline Anders, Washington Post, September 02, 2021
"A former Marine was pulled over for following a truck too closely. Police took nearly $87,000 of his cash.," by Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, September 01, 2021
"Texas’ homeless suffer due to lack of public housing as public camping is criminalized," by Stephanie Sy and Frank Carlson, PBS NewsHour, August 26, 2021
"Texas House advances controversial voting bill," by Kirk McDaniel, Courthouse News Service, August 26, 2021
"SLC mayor defends messaging on no camping which led to confusion for some officers," by Daniel Woodruff, KJZZ.com, August 05, 2021
"After 30 years, Missouri reforms HIV transmission criminalization law," by Sophie Hurwitz, Missouri Independent, August 05, 2021
"Will LA’s crackdown on homeless encampments criminalize poverty?," by Anna Scott, NPR, July 28, 2021
"Pritzker Signs Bill Making Illinois Second State To Repeal HIV Criminalization," by Chris Hush, NBC 5 Chicago, July 27, 2021
"A New Florida Bill Could Criminalize Filming Cops on the Job," by Billy Binion, Reason, July 27, 2021
"Alabama Prosecutes Mother for Using Prescribed Medication," by TRC Staff, The Crime Report, July 27, 2021
"Criminalizing Migration: How We Got Here," by Blake Diaz, The Crime Report, July 07, 2021
"How New York repealed the ‘walking while trans’ law," by Amanda Luz Henning Santiago, City & State, June 20, 2021
"Supreme Court Limits Reach of Federal Law on Computer Crime," by Adam Liptak, New York Times, June 03, 2021
"A Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Will Lead to More Confrontations Between Black People and Police," by Jacob Grier, Reason, April 26, 2021