Ezekial Edwards

Ezekial Edwards is Director of the Criminal Law Reform Project at the ACLU.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Walter Scott’s Killing Is a Direct Result of the Current State of Policing in America Today
It’s déjà vu. And it’s also a nightmare. Police gunning down unarmed black men and boys is an American horror film that keeps getting replayed. Except that it isn’t a movie you can turn off: It’s a painful, outrageous, and unacceptable reality. The latest iteration is the execution of Walter Scott...
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Thursday, September 05, 2013
Drug Agents Have an NSA-Style Spying Problem
Over the last few months, we've been bombarded with revelation after revelation about the NSA's unprecedented spying on Americans. But, according to The New York Times , the NSA's untethered snooping is eclipsed by the agents fighting in a war that began long before 9/11: the costly and failed War on Drugs.
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Marijuana Arrests
Marijuana has become the drug of choice for police departments nationwide. According to The War on Marijuana in Black and White , released today, police made over 8 million marijuana arrests between 2001 and 2010, and marijuana arrests now account for half of all drug arrests in America.
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