The Big Question
Is the U.S. Criminal-Justice System Broken?
Aug 12, 2015
At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of senators, police commissioners, professors, activists, and authors to comment on the state of law enforcement in America. "This land of the free...now incarcerates more human beings than any other nation on the planet," says Senator Cory Booker. "Our criminal-justice system is really violating our values as a people." Other panelists include Ray Kelly, Tracey Meares, Clifton Kinnie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Bruce Western.
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Authors: Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Sam Price-Waldman, Daniel Lombroso
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