1. Cosmetology training for police officers?

    The average state basic police training is 622 hours. But the average training for cosmetologists is 2,650 hours, including mandated apprenticeship hours.

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  2. Can you go to jail for being poor?

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that a judge must evaluate a criminal defendant’s financial circumstances before determining how much she must pay in restitution to the victim of her crime.

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  3. What horrible thing did these kids do?

    There are about 24,000 kids on sex offender registries, and up to 40 states list juveniles on these registries for the rest of their lives.

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  4. The real voter fraud

    Voter suppression laws are designed to prevent new voters, young people and people of color from voting.

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  5. Compassionate release from prison

    Aging prisoners will submit more requests for compassionate release–and likely face denial.

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  6. The man who tried to kill President Reagan is being released

    Hinckley was found not guilty for reason of insanity for his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan.

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  7. Philando Castille should be alive, but he's not

    Philando Castile was the 123rd Black person killed by law enforcement this year.

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  8. Solitary confinement, what Amnesty International calls torture

    Though 16- to 18-year-olds are no longer in solitary in Rikers Island jail, some 19- to 21-year-olds are.

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  9. In memoriam: Pat Summitt

    ‘Every girl and every woman who plays sports owes Pat Summitt a thank-you.’

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  10. Happy Birthday, Woody Guthrie

    Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born on July 14, 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma.

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