Rachel Maddow takes on the myth of the “superpredator”

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by Julie Shackford-Bradley In this clip, Rachel Maddow calls attention to two articles written in 1995 by John Dilulio that set the narrative frame of the “superpredator” who has no recognizable humanity, and therefore, no rights to life or freedom. In this article from the Weekly Standard of November 1995, John Dilulio (at the time […]

It’s Not Over Yet: Prop 47 and the Push for Restorative Justice in California


by Julie Shackford Bradley and Patricio Yrarrázaval The passage of Prop 47 about 2 weeks ago is a major victory for all of the organizations and institutions that came together to get the proposition on the ballot and put forth the arguments needed to convince California voters to say yes. From San Diego Free Press: Faith […]

“Law’s Middle Way: Mindfulness and Restorative Justice” by Sujatha Baliga

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Sujatha Baliga presents “Law’s Middle Way: Mindfulness and Restorative Justice” at Berkeley Law on Oct. 22, 2012, a Ruth Chance Lecture co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law (law.berkeley.edu/mindfulness.htm), and the Restorative Justice Committee. Baliga discusses how a life-changing encounter with the Dalai Lama, and […]

Restorative Justice is Not Forgiveness

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Restorative justice has been receiving a lot of attention lately, due to Paul Tullis’s January 4 New York Times Magazine article, “Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?” This story about a restorative justice conference following the murder of a young woman by her boyfriend was also covered on the January 5 episode of the Today […]