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Kerik Pushes Back Against Criminal Justice Reform Opponents

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Excerpted from “The GOP Argument Against Criminal Justice Reform Just Got Dismantled”  Bernard Kerik, a former New York City police commissioner who later served federal prison time, has completely dismantled conservative Republican arguments against a Senate bill that would reform the criminal justice system. Kerik, an advocate for justice reform, ...

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White House Symposium on Criminal Justice Reform

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Washington, DC, October 23, 2015 – Bernard Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner (Retired) and Co-Founder of The American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform joined dozens of police chiefs, federal and state prosecutors, and attorney generals at a panel discussion on criminal justice reform – to discuss the reduction ...

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“No Quick Fix” for Criminal Justice System

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CEDAR FALLS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) – “I think most importantly, it’s to educate the American people and there’s no better place to do it than Iowa, where all the Presidential candidates are going to come.” Along with Bernie Kerik’s extensive knowledge and life experience on the topic of criminal justice, the ...

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Bi-Partisan Senate Agreement Lacks Mens Rea and Civic Asset Forfeiture

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  October 1, 2015 – Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik praised members of the United States Senate Wednesday for moving ahead with legislation to bring much needed reform to the federal prison system but criticized the bill for not going further. “I’m very happy to see the Senate ...

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Kerik: Compel the Presidential Candidates to Take a Stand on Criminal Justice Reform

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Last week, 24 million viewers were glued to their televisions for the most watched presidential debate in U.S. history. This wasn’t just good for Fox News and its ratings, but great news for our country. Americans care about the future of this nation. However, an historic opportunity was missed to ...

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American Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform Launched

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2015 For more information contact: Bruce Fryer bfryer@sanitasint.com or (202) 455-4527   American Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform Launched ACCJR to advocate for common sense, statistic-based initiatives to update criminal justice system Today Bernard Kerik, City of New York, Police Commissioner- Retired will launch The ...

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STATEMENT BY BERNARD B. KERIK on RECIDIVISM REDUCTION, AND ELIMINATING COSTS FOR TAXPAYERS IN OUR NATIONAL SYSTEM (CORRECTIONS) ACT

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MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY BERNARD B. KERIK, FORMER NEW YORK CITY POLICE AND CORRECTION COMMISSIONER REGARDING THE CORRECTIONS OVERSIGHT, RECIDIVISM REDUCTION, AND ELIMINATING COSTS FOR TAXPAYERS IN OUR NATIONAL SYSTEM (CORRECTIONS) ACT February 16, 2015 WASHINGTON – This week U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sheldon Whitehouse ...

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ACCJR Spokesman Bernard Kerik Interview w/ Brennan Center for Justice

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We spoke with to Mr. Kerik about his work, his life, and how they have come to influence each other. Our conversation was edited for space and clarity. How did you become involved in rights restoration issues? Primarily from my personal experience and personal observations of the system. Since my ...

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A Time for Criminal Justice Reform

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High school dropout. U.S. Army Military Police Officer. Highly decorated undercover cop and narcotics detective. New York City Department of Correction Commissioner. Police Commissioner of the City of New York. United States Secretary of Homeland Security Nominee. Convicted Felon. My life has been a series of highs and lows. But ...

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