Law to Reduce Crack Cocaine Sentences Leaves Some Imprisoned

WASHINGTON — Lazelle Maxwell, 48, is nearly 12 years into a 30-year sentence for a nonviolent crack cocaine charge, a penalty exacerbated by previous run-ins with law enforcement that led to his designation as a career offender. Three years into remission after a diagnosis of prostate cancer, Mr. Maxwell has no major disciplinary infractions on his […]

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Elliott: For NHL, the battle to eradicate racism in the sport continues

On Jan. 20, the day designated to honor the nonviolent teachings and civil rights activism of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Bakersfield Condors defenseman Brandon Manning spat a racial slur at Bokondji Imama, a Montreal native who is black and plays for the Ontario Reign, the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate. Manning was ejected […]

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Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf on George Floyd protests: Rallies ‘absolutely called for,’ violence is not

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf reacted Monday to the violent and nonviolent protests that have unfolded across the Commonwealth in the wake of George Floyd’s death, saying, “We need to deescalate the violence.” Wolf appeared with Rep. Dwight Evans, a fellow Democrat, in Northwest Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. “[There are] so many sad scenes: food stores that […]

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