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CJCJ in the news: Why a 'smoking age' of 21 is a bad idea

Mike Males writes an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times showing that the implementation of these "protective" laws actually disrupt positive youth trends. 

Gangs taking to the suburbs, including Albemarle

Treating people who come from places where gangs proliferate as gang members themselves only perpetuates the cycle, Maccallair said.

Against violence and against incarceration

Anti-violence activists, who often demand harsher penalties for offenders, tend to work in opposition to those fighting overuse of incarceration, who call for the opposite. This antagonism leaves women of color on the sidelines, as they are disproportionately impacted by both gender-based violence and the criminal justice system.

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