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On the day that Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser (D) announced a 32-count indictment in the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year Black man …

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FORT LAUDERDALE — Rapper Kodak Black, a convicted felon with a charitable streak, got an honor usually reserved for business leaders, social s…

BY PAUL WALSH STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin spent his first night in prison since his conviction for murdering George Floyd segregated from the other inmates, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Chauvin, found guilty Tuesday in connection with Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, is being housed under […]

Attorney A. Wellington Barlow’s Equity in Sentencing Analysis System is changing Florida’s criminal justice system, one case at a time. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Unfair and uneven punishment once a person has been convicted of a crime is an American criminal justice system problem, not just an issue in Florida. That’s why in 1983, […]

Attorney A. Wellington Barlow’s Equity in Sentencing Analysis System (ESAS) is changing lives. Here is how it works. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF To understand how the Equity in Sentencing Analysis System (ESAS, pronounced “E-sass”) works, it’s necessary to understand two important legal definitions and to also have a basic knowledge of how Florida’s criminal […]

A slap in the face in third grade launched Alvin Wellington Barlow on a successful legal career. His current goal: Transforming Florida’s criminal justice system. And he’s doing it right now.   BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Note: This story has been edited from the version published in the ‘hard copy’ of the August 29, […]

Too many laws as they are applied to people of color are unjust and we must fight our way to the polls to root out the people who design them and utilize them. We read in disbelief that a Black man who has already spent almost 23 years in a Louisiana prison for stealing a […]