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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorlines.com covering immigration, education, criminal justice, and occasionally fashion and pop culture. In 2009 Julianne was the recipient of USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism fellowship, which funded a reporting project on the impacts of criminal deportation on immigrant families. She has covered police brutality issues from Oakland to New Orleans and in the summer of 2010 reported for Colorlines from the courtroom where Oscar Grant's killer, BART cop Johannes Mehserle, faced trial. Julianne became politically active in high school, and started organizing students in college around access and affordability issues. She earned her B.A. in social ecology at the University of California, Irvine, where she edited Jaded magazine, named 2007 Publication of the Year by Campus Progress. Julianne’s writing has appeared on AlterNet, Truthout, Hyphen Magazine's blog, The American Prospect's blog TAPPED and Ta-Nehisi Coates' blog at The Atlantic, Racialicious, The Root and New America Media.

Julianne tweets at @juliannehing.

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 4:00PM

Than their straight black peers.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality, Labor, /NOW

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island's Treatment of Teen Inmates

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island’s Treatment of Teen Inmates

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 1:44PM

Rikers’ youngest inmates were routinely abused and put in solitary confinement.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Judge Calls Obama's Immigration Action Unconstitutional

Judge Calls Obama’s Immigration Action Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 4:45PM

Except the case didn’t require the judge to give his opinion on the matter at all.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 1:02PM

They “are not a panacea,” Mayor Eric Garcetti noted.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 6:33PM

A culture of abuse has ruled Los Angeles county jails.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Justice Dept. Warns: Ebola Panic Doesn't Make It OK to Discriminate

Justice Dept. Warns: Ebola Panic Doesn’t Make It OK to Discriminate

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 5:14PM

“Both science and law must inform our approach,” the federal government says.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Nation's Largest Family Immigrant Detention Facility Opens in Texas

Nation’s Largest Family Immigrant Detention Facility Opens in Texas

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 4:25PM

“Our border is not open to illegal migration, and if you come here, you should not expect to simply be released,” homeland security secretary Jeh Johnson said.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Proposed Bill Would Mandate Federal Data Collection on Cop Killings

Proposed Bill Would Mandate Federal Data Collection on Cop Killings

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2014, 4:04PM

The current data available is incomplete.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff's Department

In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff’s Department

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2014, 7:00AM

Amidst protests around the nation, Los Angeles takes one step forward on police accountability.

Topics: Criminal Justice

In San Francisco and Los Angeles, Ethnic Studies on Its Way to Classrooms

In San Francisco and Los Angeles, Ethnic Studies on Its Way to Classrooms

by Julianne Hing on December 12 2014, 3:01PM

As an option for San Francisco students and a requirement for Los Angeles high schoolers.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

BART Cop Involved in Oscar Grant's Shooting Won't Get His Job Back

BART Cop Involved in Oscar Grant’s Shooting Won’t Get His Job Back

by Julianne Hing on December 9 2014, 5:53PM

Pirone kneed Grant in the head in the moments before Grant was killed.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Complaints of NYPD Misconduct Hit All-Time High

Complaints of NYPD Misconduct Hit All-Time High

by Julianne Hing on December 9 2014, 5:07PM

For a total of $315 million paid out between 2006 and 2012.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules--With Big Exceptions

Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules—With Big Exceptions

by Julianne Hing on December 8 2014, 11:59AM

The Department of Homeland Security hold onto key exemptions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, National Security, /NOW

Father of Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Says Son Believes He Acted Properly

Father of Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Says Son Believes He Acted Properly

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2014, 2:54PM

One of the officers radioed in, describing 12-year-old Rice as possibly 20 years old.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Darren Wilson Would Like to Teach Others About Use of Force

Darren Wilson Would Like to Teach Others About Use of Force

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2014, 3:38PM

And his wife is pregnant.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Why Courts Can't Solve the Problem of Cops Who Kill

Why Courts Can’t Solve the Problem of Cops Who Kill

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2014, 1:07PM

Individual prosecutions of cops don’t often work, but maybe that’s because they’re not supposed to.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Obama on Ferguson Grand Jury: Anger 'Is an Understandable Reaction'

Obama on Ferguson Grand Jury: Anger ‘Is an Understandable Reaction’

by Julianne Hing on November 24 2014, 10:38PM

Obama addresses the nation shortly after a grand jury declines to indict Darren Wilson.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Who Will Lose Under Obama's Executive Action?

Who Will Lose Under Obama’s Executive Action?

by Julianne Hing on November 21 2014, 4:26PM

“We have at least 5 million reasons to keep working,” says one activist.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Ferguson's Black, Non-Black Arrest Rate Disparity Isn't the Worst in the U.S.

Ferguson’s Black, Non-Black Arrest Rate Disparity Isn’t the Worst in the U.S.

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2014, 3:46PM

There are Fergusons all over the country.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

For Trans Immigrant Detainees, Deportation Is Sometimes the Better Option

For Trans Immigrant Detainees, Deportation Is Sometimes the Better Option

by Julianne Hing on November 17 2014, 3:45PM

Fusion investigates how transgender immigrant detainees fare while locked up.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW