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Freedom, Then the Press: New York Media and Bail Reform - FWD.us 2021 

05-04-2021 22:35

After New York passed reforms to reduce the number of people locked up due to poverty with 55% of voters supporting the move, a rash of articles portraying bail reform as harmful to public safety began to erode that support, and eventually led to rollbacks. The report provides examples of three types of harmful reporting: inaccurate information; racist and dehumanizing language; and sole reliance on law enforcement sources. 

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