Cementing Criminal Justice Reform


, USA Today
No more George Floyds: Interactions over minor offenses too often spiral out of control
Arthur Rizer & Jonathan Haggerty

Protests and riots have erupted in Minnesota and across the country since George Floyd’s death. The officer who killed Floyd has been fired and charged, but protesters demand institutional changes….

, R Street Institute
Event: Why Postsecondary Correctional Education is a Bipartisan Issue
Jesse Kelley

From R Street Institute:

As the number one incarcerator in the world, the United States held just under 1.5 million people in state and federal prisons at the end of 2018. Given that most…

, Times Colonist
Press pass offering little defence for journalists caught in the U.S. fray
Arthur Rizer

From Times Colonist:

“I’ve never seen anything like it before, and I hope I never see anything like it again,” said Arthur Rizer, a former police officer, U.S. Army officer and self-described…

, The Missouri Times
Coalition of organizations oppose omnibus crime bill
Arthur Rizer

From The Missouri Times:

Leadership from the following groups signed onto the veto letter: AFP-MO; American Civil Liberties Union of MO; Center for Women in Transition; Clair-Fox Family…

, National Post
As Americans protest police behaviour, hardline anti-riot tactics draw fire
Arthur Rizer

From National Post:

The “militarization” of urban police forces across the U.S., as well as in major Canadian cities, is a symptom of a decades-long arms race between criminals and the cops…

, Route Fifty
Protesters Demand Defunding and Demilitarization of Police
Arthur Rizer & Emily Mooney

From Route Fifty:

The militarization of the police, according to the center-right R Street Institute, has been driven for decades by “the largely unsupported belief that American streets…

, USA Today
‘An enormous red flag’: After George Floyd’s death, some call for a broader federal investigation
Arthur Rizer

From USA Today:
The swift action by local officials suggests there might not be a need for a broader, federal investigation of the police department, said Arthur Rizer, a former Justice Department…

As Shutdowns End, How Will the Criminal Justice System Go Forward?
Lars Trautman

How do we reopen our doors without simply inviting the coronavirus in alongside the business? This critical, perplexing question finds newfound urgency as the toll of lockdowns mounts and states…

, The Atlantic
When Police View Citizens as Enemies
Arthur Rizer

From The Atlantic:
The state of Minnesota’s “urban warfare” rhetoric is the inevitable consequence of this decades-long militarization of American police departments, Arthur Rizer, a policing…

Testimony on House Bill 510, “Provides relative to the availability of certain criminal justice system data to certain nonprofit entities
Arthur Rizer

My name is Arthur Rizer. I am an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, and the Director of Criminal Justice Policy and Civil Liberties for the R Street…