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

Prosecutors move to clear 54,000 marijuana convictions in California  Los Angeles TimesAfter recreational marijuana was legalized in California, prosecutors in Los Angeles County expected a “tsunami” of petitions from people looking to clear their ...

Ben & Jerry's Gives Away Free Ice Cream And A Sprinkle Of Social Justice  ForbesCaliva and Ben & Jerry's are joining forces to support the Clear My Record project. On 4/19 and 4/20, Caliva's products will be served with a complimentary pint ...

The Mueller Report Is an Impeachment Referral  The AtlanticThe special counsel has concluded he can neither charge nor clear the president. Only Congress can now resolve the allegations against him.

Prosecutors drop charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett for alleged staged hate crime — Chicago mayor calls it 'whitewash of justice'  CNBCChicago prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped criminal charges against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a phony hate crime ...

California Prosecutors Move to Clear Old Pot Convictions  ReasonRecreational weed went into effect last year. Now, two prosecutors are trying to bring the criminal justice system up to speed.

Ben & Jerry’s Backs Cannabis Record Expungement Program for 420  Cannabis NowSometimes in this fast-paced world of changing cannabis laws, we lose track of how many people are still entering the criminal justice system because of crimes ...

Local News Florida nears 2-millionth concealed weapon permit CAT GLORIA of Fresh Take Florida news  WTXL ABC 27TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Already leading the nation with the highest number of concealed weapon permits, Florida is nearing a new threshold: granting ...

Teacher convicted of child abuse resigns from RCSD  Rochester Democrat and ChronicleJames Doran, a special education teacher hired by the Rochester City School District in September, has resigned following a Democrat and Chronicle report ...

Clean Slate has benefits beyond offenders: Editorial  CT PostThere are any number of easy arguments against the idea of giving criminals a clean slate, as is currently under consideration in the state Assembly. A bill now ...

Legal weed in N.J. would allow people caught with 5 pounds of pot to clear their records  NJ.comChanges to the marijuana legalization bill would allow tens of thousands more people to get their marijuana convictions expunged.

Bill Lee's plan to eliminate criminal expungement fee heads to Senate floor with support  The TennesseanTennessee Governor Bill Lee's plan would eliminate the $180 expungement fee, making it easier for thousands of eligible offenders to get a clean criminal ...

'Gunshine State:' Florida Nears 2 Million Concealed Weapons Permits  WJCT NEWSAlready leading the nation with the highest number of concealed weapon permits, Florida is nearing a new threshold: granting authority to 2 million.

Pa.'s Board of Pardons sees spike in applications after eliminating fees  Pennsylvania Capital-StarIn the four weeks since Pennsylvania announced it would be free to apply for pardons, the number of ex-offenders asking the state to forgive their crimes has ...

Buttigieg, Race, and an 'All Lives Matter' Speech  CityLabAfter a speech surfaced with Pete Buttigieg saying "All Lives Matter" in 2015, racial issues in the South Bend police department, and Buttigieg's role in them, are ...

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 ...

Barr Goes Beyond Mueller in Clearing Trump on Obstruction, Drawing Scrutiny  The New York TimesThe special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, punted on whether President Trump obstructed justice. Attorney General William P. Barr stepped in to exonerate the ...

Standard Chartered Bank's Long History Of Financial Crime  ForbesWill the $1.1bn fine imposed on Standard Chartered Bank be enough to end its sanctions-busting habit?

#FeesMustFall activist jubilant after being cleared of criminal charges  TimesLIVETshwane University of Technology's former SRC leader Sthembiso Mbatha has expressed relief after being cleared of criminal charges emanating from the ...

Caliva and Ben & Jerry's Join Forces to Support Clear My Record Program on 4/20  Cannabis DispensaryCaliva is donating 4.20 percent of the total sales on 4/20 to the non-profit Code for America in support of the Clear My Record Program.

Bronx woman who lost eye in horrific confrontation with cops sues NYPD; officer accused was cleared in interna  New York Daily NewsA Bronx woman who lost her eye in a horrific confrontation with cops is suing the NYPD -- despite cops' claims the bloody beatdown was somehow justified.

This Durban man is still paying for a crime he never committed | Sunday Tribune  IOLDurban - WHEN Njabulo Ndlovu walked out of Westville Prison a free man last year, all he wanted to do was start anew and put his law degree obtained in jail to ...

What you need to know if N.J. legalizes weed this week  NJ.comNew Jersey lawmakers are expected to vote on marijuana legalization. If they pass it, this is what it means for the state.

Editorials from around New England  The StateEditorials from around New England: ___. MASSACHUSETTS. Republican of Springfield. Unlimited Digital Access: Only $0.99 For Your First Month. Get full ...

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.

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 ...

Abel Pacheco, Once Wrongfully Arrested, Is Running for City Council to Reform Seattle's Criminal Justice System  TheStranger.comHe was wrongfully arrested in 2015 and the first thing he did after was decide to run for office.

Suspect in fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle captured in California, authorities say  The Washington PostPolice in Los Angeles said Tuesday they arrested Eric Holder, the 29-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Many Californians can clear criminal records, but don’t. This bill would make it automatic  San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblyman Phil Ting on Thursday announced AB1076, a first-of-its-kind initiative that would automatically ...

Research Boosts Push For Automatic Expungements  Law360Like most other states that allow people to clear their criminal records, Michigan imposes strict eligibility restrictions and requires former offenders to navigate a ...

Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate  New Mexico Political ReportCommitting a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West. Now that is ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Nipsey Hussle and his accused killer ‘were known to each other’ police say  East Bay TimesBy Allyson Chiu,Tim Elfrink and Kayla Epstein | The Washington Post. Late on Monday, police identified Eric Holder as a suspect in the killing of ...

Police groups decry Texas push for marijuana decriminalization  Houston Chronicle Two major Texas law enforcement groups on Tuesday decried pending legislation to loosen marijuana laws as the beginning of a “slippery slope” into full ...

Second Amendment Auditor Jailed on Hearsay Evidence, Claim of "Obstruction"  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsArizona -(Ammoland.com)- Second Amendment Activist Richard Hubbard has been arrested by Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Police. The arrest occurred on 8 April ...

7-Eleven Owner Feeds Hungry Teen Caught Shoplifting Instead Of Calling Police  International Business TimesRather than call 911 after catching a shoplifter, a 7-Eleven owner decided to help feed the hungry teen when he explained why he was stealing.

Jobs shortage fuels push to pardon SC criminal records  The Charlotte ObserverSouth Carolina businesses with worker shortages pushed an expansion of the state's law defining what crimes are eligible for expungement. Advocates say 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.

This is what's in N.J.'s landmark marijuana bill  WHYYThe legislation is the first of its kind in the country and if it passes, could become a model for other states looking to legalize and set up a functioning cannabis ...

How to Understand the End of the Mueller Investigation (Hint: You Can't Yet)  LawfareThe completion of the Mueller investigation is no small democratic accomplishment and was not a foregone conclusion in an environment in which the president ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mueller Doesn’t Find Trump Campaign Conspired With Russia  The Wall Street JournalWASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that President Trump and his campaign didn't conspire or coordinate with Russia to interfere in the ...

If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a Clean Slate in Pa.  Philly.comPennsylvania's Clean Slate law, among the nation's most progressive, begins its roll-out Wednesday.

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesINDIANAPOLIS — The convicted men and women who visit Room B2 of Indianapolis's courthouse cannot find jobs, or want better ones. Or they wish they could ...

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.

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 ...

Our View: With cannabis legal, clear criminal records  Press HeraldIt's legal for those 21 and older to possess and use cannabis in Maine, and it will be legal to buy and sell it for recreational use as soon as lawmakers can finish ...

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.comIf you've ever tried to get convictions expunged from your criminal record and found out you don't qualify, you might now be in luck. A law that went into effect ...

FBI investigation shows the DOJ's surprising tolerance for leaks … when they come from the DOJ  MuckRockOn April 14, 1987 the Village Voice once again made itself the target of a Federal Bureau of Investigation leak investigation when it published an article based ...

Forbes Releases List of Billion Dollar Companies Using Blockchain  CointelegraphNews. Financial news outlet Forbes has released a list of “Blockchain's Billion Dollar Babies,” or companies implementing blockchain technology that have ...

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.

Sohn: Damning Mueller report has just begun to perk  Chattanooga Times Free PressNo, it's not over. Nor should it be. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report found plenty of damning evidence about Russian interference into our 2016 ...

Russia Was Never the Real Scandal  OtherWordsCollusion with corporations has always been hiding in plain sight. It takes real people to fight that — not an elite prosecutor.

Carnival environmental incidents continued under probation (**updated**)  Seatrade Cruise NewsUpdate adds Carnival's response to the report, current work with authorities and commitment to 'full compliance moving forward'. The court-appointed monitor ...

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.

100s of pot convictions to be tossed under DA plan: 'A simple matter of justice'  syracuse.comSyracuse, NY – Hundreds of people with marijuana convictions dating back at least 20 years will have their criminal records erased under a plan by the ...

Clean Slate: How Ditching A Criminal Record Is No Easy Task  Law360An estimated 100 million Americans have criminal records that follow them for life. Some states have moved to ease the burden by passing record-sealing laws ...

More Than 9,300 Marijuana-Related Convictions Will Be Expunged in San Francisco  GoverningThe announcement culminated a year-long review of marijuana convictions in San Francisco, which critics say disproportionately punished minority ...

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 ...

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.

Arpaio criminal record case 1 step closer to moving forward  ABC NewsThe legal case of whether former Phoenix metro sheriff Joe Arpaio will still have a criminal record despite his pardon by President Donald Trump is one step ...

The free-market case for a clean slate | TheHill  The HillClean-slate measures uphold the spirit of the law while offering reformed offenders a safe, productive life.

California Company Launching Program to Help Expunge Cannabis Convictions Under Prop. 64  Cannabis Business TimesHeally's *Fresh* Start program will guide applicants through the expungement process with pro-bono legal counsel.

Vermonters look at clearing marijuana-related criminal records as legalization nears  BurlingtonFreePress.comAs Vermont moves to legalize weed beyond medical use, those punished in the past for marijuana misdemeanors are seeking forgiveness.

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.

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 ...

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.

Manhattan DA joins push to help qualified nonviolent offenders seal their criminal records  New York Daily NewsStaffers for DA Cy Vance Jr. are launching an information page on the office's website this week with instructions on how to apply to have their records sealed ...

This algorithm is quickly clearing old marijuana convictions in San Francisco  Fast CompanyNow that weed is legal in California, people with old marijuana arrests can have their records cleared. Code for America, working with the SF District Attorney's ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Expungement Fairs Are Getting Top Cannabis Talent Back In Business  ForbesFrom October 20 to 27, organizations will offer free record-clearing and legal advice for National Expungement Week, and hopefully help cannabis veterans ...

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.

Americans are tired of hearing about the Mueller report: Hans Von Spakovsky  Yahoo NewsHeritage Foundation senior legal fellow Hans Von Spakovsky gives his take on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report.

Colorado could move to clear pre-legalization marijuana convictions statewide as soon as 2019  The Colorado IndependentSweeping action could be on the horizon, given strong momentum for a move to clear all criminal records for the the tens of thousands of Coloradans convicted ...

Washington Gov. Inslee to pardon thousands convicted of marijuana possession  NBCNews.comWashington Gov. Jay Inslee said he plans to pardon thousands convicted of small-time marijuana possession, saying people should not be punished for a ...

5 Cryptocurrency Tax Questions to Ask on April 15th  CointelegraphExpert Take. Depending on what country you live in, your cryptocurrency will be subject to different tax rules. The questions below address implications within ...

Some marijuana convictions could disappear if voters approve legal pot  Detroit Free PressIf voters approve legalized marijuana in November, thousands of Michiganders might look to expunge cannabis convictions from their records.

Program helps clear criminal records, renews confidence  The AdvocateRICHMOND — When Joe Williams arrived at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium he had hope in his heart and determination in his eyes. Williams, like many ...

West Virginians weigh in on clean slate law for criminal records  WV NewsBRIDGEPORT — Area residents gave their opinions Sunday on whether or not some kind of clean slate law should exist in the Mountain State as it does in ...

Free clinics offer the opportunity to clear criminal records  American River CurrentAmerican River College is offering students a chance to get their criminal record expunged during free, on-campus expungement clinics throughout this ...

Expungement clinic scheduled at Goodwill Industries | News  Bowling Green Daily NewsTwo expungement fairs last year led to some 20 people getting jobs, according to South Central Workforce Development Board President and CEO Robert ...

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 ...

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 ...

N.J. pot convictions could be wiped from record if drug is legalized, but how remains hazy  NJ.comOne of the key parts of marijuana legalization is clearing the records of people who have been charged with low-level marijuana crimes in the past.

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 ...

1,100 turn out for event to clear criminal records in north Harris County  Houston Chronicle Keola Williams spent the past decade running from the law. The 43-year-old Webster woman constantly feared a routine traffic stop turning into an arrest and jail ...

Liberal MP hints criminal records for marijuana possession will be cleared  National PostMP Bill Blair told a recent conference that the consequences for a possession conviction are 'out of proportion with the offence we were trying to control'

Police: Illinois gunman lied about Mississippi conviction to get firearm card  WTVAAURORA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse lied about his criminal history ...

Denver Program Helps People Convicted Of Pot Crimes Before Legalization Get A ‘Clean Slate’  CBS DenverDENVER (AP/CBS4) – Officials say a simplified program will make it easier for thousands of people to seek the elimination of the low-level marijuana convictions ...

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal-record case 1 step closer to moving forward  AZCentral.comThe legal case of whether former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will still have a criminal record despite his pardon by President Donald Trump is one step ...

Canadians convicted of simple cannabis possession will soon be able to apply for a pardon  The Globe and MailThe government has also decided not to embark on a more complex process of clearing all criminal records proactively.

Long Beach RISE To Help Repair Records For Many  Gazettes.comWith tens of thousands of marijuana-related convictions in California potentially eligible to be overturned following the legalization of recreational pot, Long ...

Wolf signs 'clean slate' bill sealing some criminal records in Pennsylvania after decade  WTAE PittsburghLower-level, nonviolent crimes in Pennsylvania will automatically be sealed from public review after 10 years under a law signed Thursday, a change designed ...

A new lease on life: Sober for 13 years, Brainerd man gets pardon...  Brainerd DispatchDerek Rygh looks back at his life and is surprised he is still alive. There were things in his life he had no control over. Other things, he had control over, but a ...