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Justice

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Cushman: Wrongful Convictions Make a Justice System Unjust

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer December 28, 2021

  Malcolm Alexander served 38 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit. The wrongful conviction was based on a bad identification procedure. After nearly four decades, Malcolm saw his mother,...

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Kincart: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Poses a Threat to Health

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer December 23, 2021

  On Dec. 1, the Supreme Court listened to arguments for a Mississippi law challenging Roe v. Wade. This case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, could prompt one of the most significant...

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Cushman: Supporting Ex Convicts Makes Society Better

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer December 9, 2021

  The United States has the highest incarceration rate and prison population in the world, with 2.3 million people confined nationwide. As Edgar Montero, a former Utah prisoner, told me, prison...

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Hibben: A Roe v. Wade Reversal Could Mean the End of an Unbiased Supreme Court

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer November 20, 2021

  This December, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenged a Mississippi law that would ban abortion after 15 weeks. Jackson...

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Alexander: Ahmaud Arbery’s Case Feels Hopeless

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 18, 2021

  Trying the killers of Ahmaud Arbery is officially underway, more than a year after the horrifying incident. Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was out jogging when Gregory McMichael and his son,...

Police Officers assemble outside of The University of Utah in Salt Lake on October 7th, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Shooting to Incapacitate Should Not Be Controversial

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 12, 2021

  A new reformative policy is circulating police conversations — “shoot-to-incapacitate.” Shooting to incapacitate means to aim for the arms, legs or pelvic area to wound a person and...

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Cushman: Trial by Jury Isn’t Always Just

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer November 3, 2021

  The sixth amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees criminal defendants the right to trial by an unbiased jury of their peers. Trial by jury’s place in our constitution comes...

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Cushman: Missing Persons Alerts Should Be Broadcasted on Social Media

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 20, 2021

  It’s 10:30 p.m. You’ve just climbed into bed when suddenly, your phone starts beeping loudly — it’s an Amber Alert. Most of us don’t take the time to click the link and learn more,...

Police in riot gear surround and block in protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Police Reform Does Not Start With Utah Legislators

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer October 13, 2021

  In September, The Salt Lake Tribune released a damning analysis of Utah police shootings and the role race plays when officers fire their guns. It found that racial and ethnic minorities are...

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Kincart: We Need More Focus on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Crisis

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer October 5, 2021

  Gabby Petito’s case has dominated the media. Every time I checked social media, I found posts related to the case. And while atrocious, stories like Gabby’s are much more common among Indigenous...