Trump's Super Bowl ad was rightly criticized for its political opportunism. It also exposed the limits of current efforts to reshape the justice system.
On Thursday, the New York City Council will vote on shutting down the jails on Rikers Island. Should new ones replace them, or is it time to reform criminal justice more broadly?
The U.S. criminal legal system protected him for years—and then it failed him, just as it has failed countless people of color who are put behind bars.