Author Archives: Bruce Reilly

About Bruce Reilly

Anti-Prison activist and artist of many genres.

A Three -Sided Power Shift on Prison Reform

In recent days we have seen several indications that a non-partisan wave of momentum is reaching critical mass. And like any wave, it travels as a ripple beneath the surface for miles.. and suddenly rising up in a brief crescendo before … Continue reading

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Justice Breyer tells America: The Death Penalty is broken, and a “humane” method of killing will not fix it.

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES _________________ No. 14–7955 _________________ RICHARD E. GLOSSIP, et al., PETITIONERS v. KEVIN J. GROSS, et al. on writ of certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the tenth circuit [June 29, 2015] Justice Breyer, … Continue reading

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Infiltrating Black America, One Believer at a Time

The last time I fought someone with true anger in my bones, a few guys were referring to my buddy with a common Black racial slur.  They felt he shouldn’t be where he was, and this wasn’t the first time. … Continue reading

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Writer seeking agent / publisher wanting manuscript on crime, punishment, and love.

Some of you have read my posts on the criminal justice system for years, while others may be just discovering my work.  Hopefully you have found my commentary insightful, perhaps useful, and whether you agree with my conclusions or not: … Continue reading

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What if we all had a Ferguson prosecutor?

Every indicted person in St. Louis county should file a motion to dismiss their charges, citing “Equal Protection,” because they want the same grand jury treatment that Darren Wilson received from McCulloch. Continue reading

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I wonder how history will write the tale of Ferguson, Missouri, and the story of Mike Brown. Will it be a footnote of injustice, such as the murder of Emmett Till? A catalyst for rage, such as non-guilty verdicts for … Continue reading

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Lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s “Mumia Gag Order” overlooks copyright protection

The Pennsylvania legislature unanimously passed a bill, the “Revictimization Relief Act,” in the wake of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s commencement speech delivered at Goddard College. The rationale for the bill is to suppress conduct that would cause “mental anguish” for victims of … Continue reading

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