About Talkleft

Welcome to the WordPress version of TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime, the on-line source for liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

TalkLeft was created by Denver-based criminal defense attorney Jeralyn Merritt in 2000 as a companion site to CrimeLynx, the criminal defense practitioner’s Guide to the Internet. In June, 2002, TalkLeft was converted into a weblog. Since then, it has received more than 40 million visitors and more than 1 million comments.

TalkLeft is not a neutral site. Our mission is to intelligently and thoroughly examine issues, legal cases, candidates and legislative initiatives as they pertain to constitutional rights, particularly those of persons accused of crime.

Talkleft is intended for the public, journalists covering crime-based news and politics, policy makers and of course, the criminal defense community.

TalkLeft has been a unique voice in national election coverage since 2000, focusing on the position of candidates on crime issues. TalkLeft also exposes injustice in the criminal justice system, both in current and past administrations.

TalkLeft is written by Jeralyn Merritt, with past contributions by Armando Llorens (Big Tent Democrat.)

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