In this photo taken Nov. 9, 2015, members of the black student protest group, Concerned Student 1950, raise their arms while addressing a crowd following the announcement University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign, at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago. The 2016 presidential race has accelerated an evolution away from the traditional tough-on-crime candidate. A Republican Party that’s long taken a law-and-order stance finds itself desperate to improve its standing among minority voters while Democratic candidates are also being drawn into national conversations on policing, drug crimes and prison costs.
In this photo taken Nov. 9, 2015, members of the black student protest group, Concerned Student 1950, raise their arms while addressing a crowd following the announcement University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign, at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago. The 2016 presidential race has accelerated an evolution away from the traditional tough-on-crime candidate. A Republican Party that’s long taken a law-and-order stance finds itself desperate to improve its standing among minority voters while Democratic candidates are also being drawn into national conversations on policing, drug crimes and prison costs. Jeff Roberson AP
In this photo taken Nov. 9, 2015, members of the black student protest group, Concerned Student 1950, raise their arms while addressing a crowd following the announcement University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign, at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago. The 2016 presidential race has accelerated an evolution away from the traditional tough-on-crime candidate. A Republican Party that’s long taken a law-and-order stance finds itself desperate to improve its standing among minority voters while Democratic candidates are also being drawn into national conversations on policing, drug crimes and prison costs. Jeff Roberson AP

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