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A True Punishment Story
For two and a half years, Emily Bazelon has been followed people through a special court in New York designed to be a speedy machine for the harsh punishment of illegal gun possession. Along the way, a strange thing happened—the politics outside the courtroom started to change when a new generation of activists and insiders began challenging the old system the gun court was part of. Charged | A True Punishment Story brings you a fight to transform one big-city justice system.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 30 ratings
Emily is Excellent
Very interesting to listen to, I recommend this.
lordtyger9 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/19
Excellent, real, raw storytelling
Highly recommend. Hoping this otherwise substance-less review rises above the review that meaninglessly critiques the podcast’s use of the word “like” as unprofessional. 1) Elitist. 2) To the extent that persons interviewed use the word “like,” they are narrating their experiences. Most of us...Read full review »
embeekay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/18/19
Great and informative podcast
Criminal justice can be a boring, complicated, lawyer-y topic but this podcast makes it interesting. Very well narrated, extremely informative and well researched! Highly recommended
msspo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/19
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