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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Melanie Gleason and Iván Espinoza-Madrigal
Massachusetts must extend eviction moratorium to protect voting rights
A major obstacle lies ahead for many voters to be able to mail in their ballot for the general election: the state’s eviction moratorium is slated to end on October 17 — just weeks before Election Day.
Adeline Gutierrez Nuñez
On Nov. 3, I am voting for myself
The American political system has failed us. But when we choose ourselves and we choose our communities, we are insurmountable.
IDEAS | John N. Robinson III
The ‘defund the police’ debate is being warped by a false choice
We don’t have to decide between public safety and racial justice.
Driving blind on the ‘driving while Black’ problem
The Supreme Judicial Court just called on lawmakers to require police to release detailed data on racial profiling. Beacon Hill should pay attention.
US elections need a fundamental reboot
The US election system is secure and resilient, and it is patriotic, not problematic, for public officials to adjust our voting methods to ensure that every eligible citizen can cast a ballot without risking their health this year.
America’s shameful history of sterilizing women
In the United States, forced sterilization is nothing new.
2018 criminal justice law requires race, ethnicity data — agencies haven’t complied
"Now it’s time for the Baker administration, sheriffs, district attorneys, and the Trial Court to get to work. Witness how quickly the state produced detailed data across thousands of decentralized locations to track COVID-19."
The country needs school disciplinary reform
Black girls are disciplined and suspended at far higher rates than white girls, and disproportionately fill the school-to-prison pipeline as a result. It’s time for Congress to do something about it.
Rachelle G. Cohen
Ralph Gants repaired the world
The chief justice lived his faith, pursuing justice even during these last turbulent months.
Rachael Rollins, Byron Rushing, and Juana Matias
Massachusetts criminal legal system needs to get serious about data
You cannot fix what you do not measure.