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Former Maricopa County Official Says Arpaio’s Office Covered Up Denial Of Insulin To Diabetic Inmate Who Later Died

by Jorge Rivas on September 17 2012, 11:52AM

And as the case unravels in court there are some serious accusations being made against Arpaio’s office.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD Cop 'Accidentally' Shoots and Kills Unarmed 20-Year-Old Latino

NYPD Cop ‘Accidentally’ Shoots and Kills Unarmed 20-Year-Old Latino

by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 4:01PM

An innocent and unarmed 20-year-old was shot by the NYPD while fleeing a robbery in the Bronx.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

DOJ Finds Violation of Constitutional Rights in Kansas Correctional Facility

by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 3:25PM

The investigation was conducted by the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section and focused on whether prisoners at the facility were subject to sexual abuse in violation of their constitutional rights.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Todd Akin

CT Court Set to Hear Inmate's Case that Death Penalty is Racist

CT Court Set to Hear Inmate’s Case that Death Penalty is Racist

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 2:12PM

The inmates cite a study that concluded that people of color accused of murdering white victims are three times more likely to receive a death sentence as defendants in white-on-white murder cases.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

George Zimmerman Granted New Judge in Trayvon Martin Case

George Zimmerman Granted New Judge in Trayvon Martin Case

by Jorge Rivas on August 29 2012, 5:03PM

The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach today ruled that George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, should get a new judge.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Real Reason Big Brother's Still Spying on New York City's Muslims

The Real Reason Big Brother’s Still Spying on New York City’s Muslims

by Seth Freed Wessler on August 29 2012, 9:34AM

A program that was meant to make New York City “safer” from would-be terrorists has proven to be an abysmal failure. But city officials aren’t budging.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, Spying

George Zimmerman Judge Lets Trayvon Martin Murder Suspect Travel to Meet Lawyers

by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2012, 1:24PM

On Friday morning Lester granted Zimmerman permission to leave the county and travel to Orange County, California to meet with lawyers.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

64 Percent of New Yorkers Surveyed Say NYPD Favors Whites

64 Percent of New Yorkers Surveyed Say NYPD Favors Whites

by Jorge Rivas on August 20 2012, 4:24PM

A significant majority of New Yorkers surveyed in a New York Times poll say the Police Department favors whites over blacks.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

30 TSA Officers Report Racial Profiling at Boston's Logan Airport

30 TSA Officers Report Racial Profiling at Boston’s Logan Airport

by Jamilah King on August 13 2012, 2:12PM

Turns out that it’s not so easy to be “race-neutral” in an already flawed program.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW

From Anaheim to Oakland, Police Brutality Still Plagues California

From Anaheim to Oakland, Police Brutality Still Plagues California

by Ali Winston on August 7 2012, 9:25AM

Recent news across the state offers stark reminders of how bad the relationship remains between militarized police forces and the black and brown neighborhoods they patrol.

Topics: Anaheim Police, Criminal Justice, Police Secrets

Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooter Bought His 9MM Gun Legally

Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooter Bought His 9MM Gun Legally

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 2:22PM

As did the shooter in the Aurora movie theater attack.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Anaheim and the Disney-Style Rebranding of Deadly Police Violence

Anaheim and the Disney-Style Rebranding of Deadly Police Violence

by Roberto Lovato on August 3 2012, 9:52AM

After police shot and killed three Latino men in a week, at least one unarmed, local media has embraced the imaginary narrative that “violent” protests are the real problem.

Topics: Anaheim Police, Criminal Justice

60 Percent of Louisiana Prison Doctors Disciplined by State Med Board

60 Percent of Louisiana Prison Doctors Disciplined by State Med Board

by Jamilah King on July 30 2012, 10:30AM

Louisiana’s is the world’s prison capital — and also a dumping ground for shady doctors.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Lupe Fiasco Breaks Down Watching 2006 MTV Interview Near Home

Lupe Fiasco Breaks Down Watching 2006 MTV Interview Near Home

by Jorge Rivas on July 27 2012, 12:24PM

“Some of the kids aren’t going to make it out of there,” Lupe Fiasco says, getting emotional after seeing a 2006 MTV News interview from his childhood block.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Anaheim Police and Protesters Continue to Clash

Anaheim Police and Protesters Continue to Clash

by Jorge Rivas on July 25 2012, 10:41AM

A fourth day of protests since Anaheim Police officers shot two Latino men to death over the weekend resulted in 20 arrests on Tuesday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Georgia State Supreme Court Grants Stay in Warren Hill Case

Georgia State Supreme Court Grants Stay in Warren Hill Case

by Jorge Rivas on July 24 2012, 1:56PM

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of a man with an intellectual disability, but not for the reason his case attracted national attention.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Presente.org Wants a State Investigation of Anaheim Police

Presente.org Wants a State Investigation of Anaheim Police

by Jorge Rivas on July 23 2012, 4:59PM

The petition comes just days after Anaheim police officers shot rubber bullets and unleashed a police dog on a group of demonstrators protesting the department’s police brutality record.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Georgia Set to Execute First Inmate Since Troy Davis, and He's Disabled

Georgia Set to Execute First Inmate Since Troy Davis, and He’s Disabled

by Jorge Rivas on July 23 2012, 2:25PM

The case is making international headlines because Hill has an undisputed intellectual disability.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Anaheim Residents Continue Protests After Cops Open Fire at Women, Kids [Video]

Anaheim Residents Continue Protests After Cops Open Fire at Women, Kids [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on July 23 2012, 10:01AM

Demonstrators who were protesting police brutality became victims of police brutality themselves. Victims include women and children.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

George Zimmerman Posts Bilingual Message Online

George Zimmerman Posts Bilingual Message Online

by Jorge Rivas on July 20 2012, 3:49PM

“Hola, les habla Jorge Zimmerman,” says the man who up until now has been going by George Zimmerman in the two minute video posted to YouTube Thursday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW