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Criminal justice: Mitch McConnell says Senate will vote on bill

Mitch McConnell, in reversal, says Senate will vote on criminal justice bill Deborah Barfield Berry, Eliza Collins and Herb Jackson, USA TODAY Published 10:30 a.m. ET Dec. 11, 2018 | Updated 8:01 a.m. ET Dec. 12, 2018 WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a shift, announced Tuesday the Senate would take up a long-awaited bipartisan bill that aims [...]


18-12-07 Annual Luncheon Speech – Sadiqa N. Reynolds – YouTube The Louisville Urban League presents a formal report of its activities to the community at its Annual Report Luncheon held in December of each year. The luncheon, which traditionally reaches full-capacity seating, also features a dynamic keynote address from, Sadiqa N. Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. [...]


Paul, Yarmuth join forces to support criminal justice reform

Mark Vanderhoff, Reporter LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Two lawmakers -- often at odds with each other --are joining forces. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican, and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat, appeared Monday at the Louisville Urban League to support criminal justice reform. Paul and Yarmuth both want fellow Kentuckian, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to [...]


Lawmakers, business leaders urge McConnell to call for criminal justice reform vote

The Louisville Urban League gathered an array of federal and state lawmakers for a press conference in support of criminal justice reform. A bipartisan group of government and community leaders called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stop holding up a vote on a federal criminal justice reform bill. Louisville Urban League President [...]


Video of arrest outside Kroger on Broadway sparks outrage from community

Video of Louisville Metro police officers arresting Jarrus Ransom on Sunday has been shared all over social media. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Video of Louisville Metro police officers arresting Jarrus Ransom on Sunday has been shared all over social media. The police chief has called for an investigation into what happened, but some people want [...]


National, state, local leaders push for more accessibility to expungements

One of those things is criminal justice reform, specifically about breaking down the barriers for people who have already served their sentence, yet still find themselves carrying the stigma of their former conviction. Author: Dennis Ting Published: 6:00 PM EST December 10, 2018 Updated: 6:18 PM EST December 10, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS) -- Senator Rand Paul, [...]


Louisville Urban League shares 2018 impact report

Caray Grace, Reporter LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More than 300 job placements this year, over 1,000 records expunged and $7 million in new mortgages, those were some of the talking points at the 2018 Louisville Urban League Impact report luncheon. "This is a crowd of corporate leaders, people at every level in our society. I think this [...]


Hundreds gather outside Metro Hall to rally for stronger hate crime laws and inclusiveness – Insider Louisville

The Louisville Urban League's "Stronger Than Hate" rally united people who support stronger hate crime laws and a more inclusive community. By MICHAEL L. JONES | November 6, 2018 10:55 am Hundreds of people ignored the rain on Monday night to gather outside Metro Hall for the Louisville Urban League’s “Stronger Than Hate” rally. Billed as a [...]


‘Stronger Than Hate’ rally promotes compassion, caring ahead of elections |

"Love is stronger than hate. Freedom is stronger than hate. Liberty is stronger than hate." Author: Robert Bradfield Published: 11:02 PM EST November 5, 2018 Updated: 5:10 AM EST November 6, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — A rainy night couldn't dampen the message of compassion that was shared by hundreds attending a rally in downtown Louisville. "Love [...]


Some HIP inmates will be released to vote on election day |

"Everybody with the right to vote ought to be able to exercise it." Author: Shay McAlister Published: 4:34 PM EST November 5, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — For the first time, some Metro Corrections Home Incarceration Inmates will be granted a release on election day to cast their vote. HIP inmates are either serving time from [...]

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