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Fast Company
This algorithm is quickly clearing old marijuana convictions in San FranciscoFast CompanyWhen Proposition 64 legalized marijuana in California, it also meant that people with old marijuana convictions could petition to have those offenses taken off their criminal record or downgraded to lower-level crimes. That process takes time and money ...San Francisco will use new technology to automatically reduce ...Los Angeles TimesOverturning Old Marijuana Convictions Just Got EasierSF WeeklyDA to streamline review of felony marijuana convictions for dismissalSan Francisco Examinerall 11 news articles »

Daily Northwestern
Council approves ordinance to expunge juvenile criminal recordsDaily NorthwesternThe ordinance requires the city to automatically expunge law enforcement records if the events occurred before the individual's 18th birthday, one year has passed since the date of the arrest, no petition for delinquency or criminal charges were filed ...

San Francisco will use new technology to automatically reduce marijuana convictionsBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Code for America plans to expand the pilot program to other California counties, with the target of clearing 250,000 convictions by 2019. The organization has previously delved into criminal justice: In 2016, it created Clear My Record, an online ...

San Francisco to help clear marijuana citations using algorithm ...Smart Cities DiveSan Francisco's District Attorney George Gascón announced the city will use an algorithm developed by the nonprofit Code for America to help purge marijuana ...and more »

Gizmodo
San Francisco Wants to Use Algorithms to Clear Thousands of ...GizmodoThe San Francisco District Attorney's office is partnering with Code for America to trial a new algorithm to hasten clearing marijuana convictions. California's ...San Francisco To Adopt Software App To Help Automatically Clear ...HuffPostThe Algorithm Written To Dismiss Old Marijuana ConvictionsGreen Rush Dailyall 6 news articles »

Fort Worth Star Telegram
Fort Worth man spent 19 years in prison. Now a court has overturned his convictionFort Worth Star TelegramOn Wednesday, Nolley took another step toward ultimately clearing his record when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest criminal court in the state, overturned his murder conviction. “We are glad, but not surprised, by the Court of Criminal ...

High Times
Delaware Could Clear Past Minor Marijuana Convictions From ...High TimesMaking good on the decriminalization bill it passed in 2015, a new bill in Delaware could clear past minor marijuana convictions from records for more than 1000 ...and more »

USA TODAY
Seattle may abolish hundreds of pot convictions in light of legal ...USA TODAYMore than 500 people stand to have their criminal records for minor marijuana possession cleared out after voters legalized cannabis.Seattle seeks to abolish hundreds of pot convictions in light of legal marijuana13WMAZ.comMayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes Announce the City of Seattle Will Move to Vacate Misdemeanor Marijuana ...Mayor Jenny A. Durkan - Seattle.govSeattle files motion to vacate marijuana possession convictionsKIRO SeattleKIRO Seattleall 19 news articles »

Allentown Morning Call
DA clears trooper in fatal Walmart shooting; suspect, banned from ...Allentown Morning CallAuthorities have cleared a Pennsylvania state trooper in the killing of a suspected shoplifter at the Walmart in Lower Macungie Township who was armed with a ...and more »

Herb (blog)
How Canada's legalization plan is leaving behind social justiceHerb (blog)“It's a question of fairness,” says Annamaria Enenajor, campaign director for Cannabis Amnesty, a group of activists circulating a petition to demand that the government expunge non-violent cannabis offenses from criminal records. “We want the ...

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