Do Prisons Keep Us Safe? Author Victoria Law Busts Myths About Mass Incarceration in New Book

As the first anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd approaches, we speak with author and journalist Victoria Law, who says despite the mass movement to fight systemic racism sparked by Floyd’s death, persistent myths about policing, incarceration and the criminal justice system still hinder reform. “Why do we think prisons keep us safe? Obviously, Derek Chauvin wasn’t afraid of being arrested or imprisoned when he killed George Floyd,” says Law, who examines these issues in her new book, “'Prisons Make Us Safer': And 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration.” Source link

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Victoria Derbyshire grills head of Society of Editors after he denies press racism

Victoria Derbyshire demonstrated why she’s one of the best journalists around as she refused to let the head of the Society of Editors dodge questions on press racism. In an exchange on BBC News, Derbyshire asked Ian Murray: You told me the British tabloid press was not bigoted. I’ve just given you some examples. You’re denying that those examples are racist, and I’m asking ‘why are you denying that?’ Murray then said “someone might make one comment about something” that he refused to call racist, after talking over Derbyshire throughout the interview. Derbyshire subsequently said: But you’ve just told me the British press isn’t racist, and now you’re…

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