Vesla Weaver’s Op-Ed in the Times on the 1994 Crime Bill

April 14, 2016
Vesla Weaver and co-authors Elizabeth Hinton and Julilly Kohler-Hausmann publish an op-ed in the New York Times, “Did Blacks Really Endorse the 1994 Crime Bill?”
The op-ed looks at the history of the bill and how the policy makers only listened to half the story. “Instead of being the unintended consequence of the democratic process at work, punitive crime policy is a result of a process of selectively hearing black voices on the question of crime,” they write. Read the full op-ed here.