Want your criminal record expunged? New study offering free legal assistance could help  Wichita EagleA new study launching in Kansas hopes to take a long-term look at how clearing criminal records can help improve the lives of ex-offenders. Over the next year ...

Op-Ed: How California can use technology to wipe the slate clean for millions with criminal records  Los Angeles TimesSeen and unseen, algorithms are being used every day to target ads, optimize decisions, and determine which *content* and articles (including this one) we see.

Clearing 235,000 marijuana records would not be automatic under new bill  Detroit Free PressLow-level marijuana convictions could get cleared under a package of bills expected to be introduced in the state Legislature this week, but people with records ...

Decriminalize Homelessness, Make Record Clearing More Accessible  Youth TodayIn cities across America, being homeless puts you at increased risk for a criminal record. You can be charged for behaviors that result simply from being ...

Pathways 2 Pardons Event Tuesday Offers Free Help With Clearing Criminal Records  90.5 WESAPeople with criminal backgrounds can get help clearing their records at an event in Wilkinsburg Tuesday evening. Attendees at Pathways 2 Pardons can.

Thousands of Californians Could Get Their Marijuana Convictions Cleared. But It’s Complicated.  The New York TimesThursday: The promise of automatic record clearance. Also: More on the victims of the catastrophic boat fire, and remembering Sally Floyd.

State lawmakers push bipartisan expungement reform plan  The Detroit NewsDetroit — A group of state lawmakers on Monday unveiled a bipartisan legislative reform package aimed at clearing the criminal records of more of Michigan's ...

Chicago's Top Prosecutor: Clearing Marijuana Records Will Be 'Life-Changing'  The AppealCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is partnering with a technology nonprofit to expunge tens of thousands of minor marijuana convictions. Other jurisdictions ...

Trump administration shows lack of compassion by cutting funds to help sex tafficking victims clear criminal r  Baltimore SunThe Trump Administration is no longer allowing federal funding to be used for legal aid to help victims of sex trafficking clear criminal records that came as a ...

Madison County to Host Expungement Day With Land of Lincoln Legal Aid  RiverBender.comWOOD RIVER — Madison County and Land of Lincoln Legal Aid are joining forces next month to host a free event, Madison County Ready to Work ...

Murphy rejects bill to clear weed convictions in N.J. He offers his own plan.  NJ.comEDITOR'S NOTE: NJ Cannabis Insider features exclusive, premium *content* for those interested in getting in on the ground floor or expanding their operation.

Harris unveils criminal justice plan that would end executions, cash bail | TheHill  The HillSen.

National Expungement Week (NEW) Returns September 21-28, 2019  PRNewswireNEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in ...

San Francisco Nonprofit To Help Chicago Clear Marijuana Convictions Ahead Of Recreational Cannabis Law  CBS San FranciscoSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A San Francisco-based nonprofit with the technology to analyze criminal records nearly automatically will help the county that ...

Criminal records can be a ‘life sentence to poverty.’ This state is automatically sealing some.  Washington PostResearch shows that the vast majority of people who could expunge their criminal records never do it. Petitioning for a clean record can be confusing and costly.

Group to help Chicago clear pot arrests during legalization  FOX13 MemphisSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A nonprofit with the technology to analyze criminal records nearly automatically will help the county that includes Chicago clear tens of ...

Expungement And Sealing Of Records Help Ex-Criminals Return To Work  NPRA criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people ...

Cleaning the record: Second Chance Program could lead to employment opportunities - Port Arthur News  The Port Arthur NewsA program to help people clear their criminal record that would in turn help them get a job has launched in Jefferson County. The Second Chance Program is ...

Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx and Code for America Announce Historic Partnership to Automatically Clear Convictions  Chicago DefenderTENS OF THOUSANDS OF CONVICTIONS WILL BE CLEARED BY USING CLEAR MY RECORD TECHNOLOGY TO IMPLEMENT NEW CANNABIS LAW.

What’s New in Civic Tech: National Day of Civic Hacking 2019  Government TechnologyCode for America, the nonprofit and nonpartisan group at the forefront of civic tech, is preparing for National Day of Civic Hacking 2019, which will take place on ...

Lincoln County Ex-con Charged With Attempting To Elude Police  KUSH RadioAn ex-convict with a criminal record in four counties is being sought on a charge of attempting to elude police from Highway 177 and Highway 33 in Perkins to ...

There’s No Such Thing as Expunging a Criminal Record Anymore  SlateYou're arrested. It's a mistake and it's expunged. But your mug shot is still online for everyone to find.

7 People Killed, 22 Injured in Odessa Mass Shooting. Here’s What We Know So Far  TIMESeven people were killed and 22 injured in a mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, on Saturday afternoon, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke told reporters at a ...

Clear more criminal records to give people a fresh start  Raleigh News & ObserverNorth Carolina leaders are considering legislation that would substantially expand the number of people who are eligible to clear their criminal record, and ...

Can’t get a job, housing because of a criminal record in California? This bill might help  Press-EnterpriseMillions of Californians who ran afoul of the law could have their criminal records automatically expunged – potentially clearing hurdles to jobs and housing to ...

Illinois marijuana legalization allows criminal record clearing  KMOXSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — There are nearly 800000 criminal records in Illinois for marijuana possession despite a new state law legalizing it.

Rape counts rise even as police clear fewer cases  NonDocReported rapes and attempted rape counts in Oklahoma climbed for the seventh consecutive year in 2018, reaching its highest level in at least 20 years.

Can a Criminal Record Ever Be Fully Expunged?  Pacific StandardEven if a record is officially wiped clean, it's legal for criminal justice agencies and other websites to keep criminal records online.

Pennsylvania To Seal Some Criminal Records Automatically  NPRStarting Friday, Pennsylvania will be the first state to automatically seal records for non-convictions, summary offenses and most nonviolent misdemeanor ...

Automatic Sealing? Expungement? As They Legalize Marijuana, New York Lawmakers Negotiate Clearing Criminal Records  Gotham GazetteMayor de Blasio discusses marijuana policy (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office). New York seems poised to enact the country's first automatic ...

Bridge The Week - September 2019 #2 | Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP  JD SupraAn interdealer broker agreed to pay a fine of US $13 million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to resolve charges that it failed to supervise brokers ...

Lining up for a second chance: Legal clinic provides path to clearing old criminal records  Cincinnati.comThe Hamilton County Public Defenders Office has operated the *Fresh* Start clinic since 2013. Offenders hope to have records expunged so it's easier to get jobs.

This Man Says His Anti-violence Plan Would Save 12,000 Lives  The AtlanticSubscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. On a chilly evening in early May, Mitchell Thomas, ...

National Expungement Week Returns September 21-28, 2019  mg Cannabis RetailerNEW YORK – The second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in 30 cities throughout the country ...

Joe Biden Cleared a Very Low Bar in Last Night's Debate  Jacobin magazinePundits are declaring Joe Biden the winner of last night's debate. They're conveniently ignoring the lies he told about his civil rights and immigration record.

Many Californians can clear criminal records, but don’t. This bill would make it automatic  San Francisco ChroniclePeople arrested or convicted of crimes in California could have their criminal records automatically cleared under a proposed law announced Thursday by San ...

235,000 Michiganders could have marijuana record cleared under new bill  Detroit Free PressMore than 230000 Michiganders would have their marijuana misdemeanors cleared under a bill introduced in the state Senate.

Amazon fires increase by 84% in one year - space agency  BBC NewsFires in the Amazon have risen 84% amid growing deforestation, Brazil's space research agency says.

An algorithm wipes clean the criminal pasts of thousands  BBC NewsThis month, a judge in California cleared thousands of criminal records with one stroke of his pen. He did it thanks to a ground-breaking new algorithm that ...

North Carolina moves to help offenders clear their records  WLOSEvery time 28-year-old Poet Williams applies for a job, his arrest record comes up: three nonviolent misdemeanors. Those drug charges have followed the ...

Scanner helps Brookhaven Police capture crime scenes in 3D  Reporter NewspapersPosted by Dyana Bagby | Sep 1, 2019. Scanner helps Brookhaven Police capture crime scenes in 3D. Brookhaven Crime Scene Investigations Supervisor Jeff ...

'Madam Moneybags' brothel boss who blew £1million on life of luxury dies aged 66  Mirror OnlineMargaret Paterson, who ran an Edinburgh brothel empire, splashed out nearly £500000 on designer clothes and other items before she was jailed for five years ...

Proposed Law Would Broaden Eligibility For Criminal Expungement  Wisconsin Public Radio NewsA bill in the state Legislature would make more individuals with criminal records eligible for expungement.

San Francisco will remove more than 9,300 marijuana-related crimes from people’s records  Los Angeles TimesA year-long effort to expunge marijuana-related convictions in San Francisco has been completed, with more than 9300 crimes slated to be removed from ...

Criminal expungements a possibility for more West Virginians - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNewsCHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thousands of people in West Virginia convicted of certain nonviolent felonies and others with misdemeanor convictions now have a ...

Gov. Whitmer promised to expunge marijuana-related criminal records in Michigan. Those convicted are still waiting.  Detroit Metro TimesGov. Whitmer promised to expunge pot-related criminal records after legalization. Those convicted are still waiting. More than six months after voters legalized ...

Expunge all marijuana crimes automatically  The Massachusetts Daily CollegianMarijuana possession is not a crime anymore, so why should former convictions be relevant?

Investigators continue questioning after St. Paul officer fatally shoots man  Star TribuneSt. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter has urged expedited release of body-camera footage after a St. Paul police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly rammed the ...

Clearing an Old Marijuana Conviction Record Just Got a Lot Easier  LA MagazineClearing marijuana conviction records has been possible since Prop 64, but was costly and complex. Now a new law–and some big data tech–hopes to fix that.

Rap Sheets Haunt Former Inmates. California May Change That.  The New York TimesA proposed law would make California the first state to automatically seal from public view the criminal records of people with misdemeanor or lower-level felony ...

NYPD Commissioner's speech firing police officer over Eric Garner case  ABC NewsNew York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill announced the decision to fire the police officer who was seen putting a man in a chokehold before ...

Some states are expunging marijuana-related convictions. Why isn't Michigan?  Michigan RadioNow that recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan, what happens to the around 50,0000 people who've previously been convicted of marijuana-related.

Free Napa workshop on clearing your criminal record  Napa Valley RegisterVolunteer attorneys will participate in a workshop Tuesday to help people who are eligible to have their criminal records cleared.

Undoing the Damage of the Drug War  Rolling StoneA criminal record, even for something as seemingly minor as weed possession, can serve as a lifelong stain, preventing someone from getting a job, a house, ...

How to erase your criminal record (yes, that's a thing!)  FOX 29Having a criminal record makes you feel stuck. It's basically a “DO NOT TOUCH” sign for potential employers, universities, military officials, and anyone else with ...

FAU allegedly violates crime reporting law in QB sexual battery investigation  University PressAn FAU student says quarterback Chris Robison raped her. She felt guilty for it, so she told police it never happened — then told FAU it did. A lawyer says FAU ...

B.C. wants rural property linked to helicopter smuggling forfeited  Vancouver SunStephen Michael Michaelson owns a property where police found a helicopter they allege was used in an attempt to smuggle methamphetamine.

Clearing of criminal record 'a blessing' for future lawyer  The PantagraphBLOOMINGTON— A sense of relief washed over Kristen Braffet on Thursday as she picked up paperwork that erased a teenage mistake from her record — and ...

Clean Slate Campaign Launched to Automate Clearing of Criminal Records for Reformed Ex-Offenders  ESR NEWSOn November 15, 2018, the Center for American Progress (CAP) – an independent nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans ...

It should be easier to expunge minor crimes and give people a second chance, attorney says  NJ.comBy Akil Roper. Later this year, Pennsylvania will be the first state to implement a system of expungement and sealing of criminal records - that will require the ...

Prosecutors move to clear 54,000 marijuana convictions in California  Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles and San Joaquin prosecutors plan to automatically wipe out tens of thousands of marijuana convictions eligible under Proposition 64.

NY prepares for expunging some marijuana arrests  NewsdayALBANY — A measure passed by the State Legislature would strike past and future misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession, clearing criminal records ...

It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden State  NJ SpotlightCourts already deal with 10000 expungement applications annually. Reforms 'will open the door' for thousands more to apply.

The ‘Clean Slate’ bill would let people move on from their mistakes.  Hartford CourantClean Slate gives people who have moved on from the worst moments of their lives the chance to earn their success by removing obstacles to a home, ...

How The Formerly Incarcerated Can Improve Their Employability  ForbesThis article discusses the platform Clear My Record, which helps ex-offenders to clear their criminal record.

Lawmakers Are One Step Closer to Helping You Clear Your Felony  TheStranger.comWashington state is one step closer to making it easier for people to clear old criminal convictions, baby! The House of Representatives unanimously passed a ...

How Clearing Criminal Records Puts People to Work  CityLabAbout 70 million Americans have criminal records, and some of them struggle to find jobs decades after their offense. Advocates of expungement say it levels the ...

San Francisco To Expunge Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions  NPRSan Francisco officials plan to expunge more than 9,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975, the city's highest law enforcement official said Monday.

"There is absolutely no excuse" - people urged to check licences after large fly-tip  Andover AdvertiserPEOPLE are being urged to check before using a waste carrier as fridges, televisions and a washing machine have been cleared from a pathway after it…

Hundreds of thousands of people have weed convictions in N.J. They could soon be able to clear those records.  NJ.comA bill to improve the state's broken expungement system is going to the governor after it was passed by the state Assembly and Senate.

New York marijuana: What to know about decriminalization, criminal records, pot possession  The Journal News | LoHud.comNew York marijuana decriminalization is poised to become law, reducing penalties, fines for low-level pot possession and expunging criminal records.

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesLaw enforcement officials have traditionally opposed efforts to remove black marks from people's records. That is starting to change.

Five Things You Didn't Know About Clearing Your Record  The Marshall ProjectA Nashville lawyer hopes to wipe clean some arrest records for 128,000 Tennesseans. The lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, who has worked on multiple cases regarding ...

Brooklyn DA, others urge Albany to repeal loitering law and enable record-clearing for trafficking victims before end of session  Brooklyn Daily EagleWith just a few hours left in the state legislative session, advocates continued urging state lawmakers to pass two bills designed to protect transgender ...

N.J.'s governor promised to clear weed convictions. Here's just how hard that will be.  NJ.comClearing a criminal record is a difficult, burdensome process in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy could soon make it even worse if he legalizes marijuana.

Inslee pardons pot convictions of 13 Washington residents. Now lawmakers may clear criminal records for 200,000 more.  The Seattle TimesLegislation that would allow erasure of more than 226000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions is being considered by state lawmakers.

The Financial Benefits of Wiping the Slate Clean  Bankrate.comAnyone who carries a criminal record knows just how much it costs. Yet, there are some steps that past offenders can take to wipe the slate clean.

Trump administration cuts legal funding for victims of human trafficking  The Washington PostFor more than a decade, the Justice Department provided funds for lawyers to expunge the criminal records of victims of human trafficking. But last year the ...

Rutgers Law School offering free expungement sessions in Camden  Cherry Hill Courier PostStaff will offer general information sessions on how to clear some criminal convictions.

Bill that could protect trafficking survivors from deportation has yet to reach floor in Albany  Queens Daily EagleBy David Brand. As the legislative session comes to a close, New York state lawmakers have yet to vote on a bill that could protect survivors of human trafficking ...

Meek Mill's Conviction Overturned on Appeal As Panel of Judges Grants Him New Trial  PEOPLE.comAn appeals court in Pennsylvania has overturned the 2008 drug conviction of Meek Mill.

Lebanon ... Iranian agent issues fatwa as 3 leaders watch! - ARAB TIMES - KUWAIT NEWS  Arab Times Kuwait English DailyCOLLEAGUES at Lebanon-based Nedaa Al-Watan newspaper were not wrong in their choice of headline, “Welcome to Khomeini Republic,” which infuriated ...

Concerns over domestic violence prompt proposed changes to annulment bill  Concord MonitorAuthors of a bill originally intended to expedite the process of clearing the criminal records of young offenders and victims of PTSD proposed an amendment ...

Criminal justice reform in NC: Records may be easier to erase, judges to get more sentencing discretion  WRAL.comA bill that would make it simpler to expunge nonviolent criminal records is headed for a vote on the House floor, while a proposal to give judges more sentencing ...

N.J.'s top court just made it easier for recovering addicts to clean up their criminal record  NJ.comThe New Jersey Supreme Court found too many hurdles for people who graduated drug court to expunge their records and start a new chapter.

Trafficking survivors shed an unjust label: ‘criminal’  The Christian Science MonitorAs attitudes about justice in sex trafficking cases change, more states are giving survivors a chance to clear away convictions for prostitution. But the ...

Shutting former criminals out of opportunity is economically foolish  USA TODAYNearly half of all children have a parent with a criminal record, and US is losing $87 billion a year in GDP by not employing them.

Hong Kong's stock exchange offers $36.6 billion to acquire London Stock Exchange  AxiosHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing proposed on Wednesday to acquire the London Stock Exchange for around $39 billion, contingent on the LSE dropping its ...

Where do credit reference agencies get their information?  Motley Fool UKThis is how credit reference agencies get the information that appears in your credit report.

Ayoola Ajayi, suspect in MacKenzie Lueck's murder, expunged his Utah theft case, clearing his record  Salt Lake TribuneThe 2012 report from Utah State University says police there wanted Ayoola Ajayi charged with a class B misdemeanor for stealing an iPad. What happened ...

Clearing 800,000 Illinois people of convictions makes sense if pot is legalized  Chicago Sun-TimesIn the remaining weeks of the current session, Illinois lawmakers will consider a critical bill that not only would legalize the possession and sale of specified ...

SC law that helps criminals erase convictions from public record is 'dangerous,' critics say  Police NewsBy Jamie Self The State. COLUMBIA, SC — Jerry Blassingame of Greenville was flagged during a routine background check at his child's school last year after ...

NJ marijuana legalization could wipe weed arrests off your criminal record  Asbury Park PressNew Jersey legislators are expected to institute automatic expungement for marijuana possession as part of any marijuana legalization law.

As Congress considers gun safety legislation, Dana Loesch goes on Fox to lie about Extreme Risk Protection Orders  Media Matters for AmericaFormer National Rifle Association spokesperson and pro-gun advocate Dana Loesch went on Fox News to fearmonger that Extreme Risk Protection Order ...

Low Unemployment Makes Employers More Willing to Hire Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records in 2019  ESR NEWSWith record low unemployment, employers should be more willing to hire ex-offenders with the necessary skills to make sure they are not eliminating job ...

Dozens in Calhoun County get criminal records cleared using 2014 Alabama law  Anniston StarDozens of Calhoun County residents, accused of crimes but never convicted, have been able to get their criminal records cleared under a 2014 law that allows ...

The Complicated Collision of Criminal Justice Reform and Gun Rights  The TraceIdeological lines get tangled when reforming the system means people once barred from owning firearms can get them back.

House approves expungement bill with bipartisan support  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – People with an arrest or conviction in their history could have it removed from the public record – if a court approves – under legislation that passed ...

When You Can't Afford the Cost of Clearing Your Record  YES! MagazineAdrienne broke the law: Caught speeding on her way home from work in Memphis, Tennessee, she pled guilty to charges of reckless driving and reckless ...

Liberating criminal justice data: How a Florida law provides a blueprint for the nation  ABA JournalImage by Stephen Finn via Shutterstock.com. In a self-imposed Sisyphean task, the team at Measures for Justice travels the U.S. unearthing, collecting and ...