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Barbara Walters Flew to Zimmerman but Declined to Interview Him Due to His Demands

Barbara Walters Flew to Zimmerman but Declined to Interview Him Due to His Demands

by Jorge Rivas on July 19 2012, 1:34PM

Barbara Walters revealed on Thursday that she had rejected demands made by Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman in exchange for an interview.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Does Joe Arpaio Racially Profile? A Federal Court Will Decide

Does Joe Arpaio Racially Profile? A Federal Court Will Decide

by Julianne Hing on July 19 2012, 10:42AM

Immigrant rights groups say they’ve long known the answer.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Jasiri X Flips Biggie's '10 Crack Commandments' to the '10 Frisk Commandments'

Jasiri X Flips Biggie’s ‘10 Crack Commandments’ to the ‘10 Frisk Commandments’

by Jorge Rivas on July 18 2012, 4:12PM

The creator of “This Week in Blackness” Elon James White and rapper Jasiri X have teamed up to flip Biggie Smalls’ “10 Crack Commandments” to the “10 Frisk Commandments.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

George Zimmerman to Make First Media Interview on Hannity Show Tonight

George Zimmerman to Make First Media Interview on Hannity Show Tonight

by Jorge Rivas on July 18 2012, 3:01PM

George Zimmerman will appear on The Sean Hannity Show tonight for a full hour in his first media interview on the killing of Trayvon Martin, TVNewser reports.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Map Shows NYPD Finds More Guns Away From 'Stop-and-Frisk'

Map Shows NYPD Finds More Guns Away From ‘Stop-and-Frisk’

by Jorge Rivas on July 18 2012, 12:45PM

Out of more than 685,000 stops in 2011, about 770 guns were recovered. And those guns are not showing up in the places where the police are devoting the most stop-and-frisk resources.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Florida Black Male Tasered by Police for Allegedly Jaywalking [Video]

Florida Black Male Tasered by Police for Allegedly Jaywalking [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on July 17 2012, 11:55AM

Florida police allegedly tasered a man three times after he was caught jaywalking.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Zimmerman’s Lawyer Outs Witness #9

by Jorge Rivas on July 16 2012, 5:03PM

The witness was identified as “Witness 9” and remained anonymous until Monday afternoon when Zimmerman’s lawyers outed her.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Zimmerman Accused of Molesting Family Member in Court Testimony

Zimmerman Accused of Molesting Family Member in Court Testimony

by Jorge Rivas on July 16 2012, 1:25PM

According to witness testimony made available Monday George Zimmerman molested a family member.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Orlando Sentinel: Newly Released Evidence Appears to Favor Zimmerman

Orlando Sentinel: Newly Released Evidence Appears to Favor Zimmerman

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 1:52PM

Several documents released on Thursday include interviews transcript that also argue Zimmerman is neither racist or prejudice.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Brooklyn Prosecutor Keeps Job Despite Blackface Photos on Facebook

Brooklyn Prosecutor Keeps Job Despite Blackface Photos on Facebook

by Jorge Rivas on July 10 2012, 1:01PM

Marrus, now 25, uploaded the photos to Facebook six years ago when he was an undergraduate student.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

George Zimmerman Released from Jail on $1 Million Bail

by Jorge Rivas on July 6 2012, 2:57PM

George Zimmerman walked out of jail once again Friday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Zimmerman Raises 20K in a Day After Judge Says He Was Ready to Jump Bail

Zimmerman Raises 20K in a Day After Judge Says He Was Ready to Jump Bail

by Jorge Rivas on July 6 2012, 2:10PM

Since a Florida judge issued a $1,000,000 bond was made public on July 5, supporters have donated approximately $20,000.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Jamie Foxx Wears Trayvon Martin T-Shirt to BET Awards

Jamie Foxx Wears Trayvon Martin T-Shirt to BET Awards

by Jorge Rivas on July 2 2012, 9:57AM

While most male celebrities walked the BET red carpet in suits, Jamie Foxx wore a t-shirt with a special message.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson to Speak at Rodney King's Funeral

Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson to Speak at Rodney King’s Funeral

by Jorge Rivas on June 29 2012, 1:46PM

The Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will be attending a public memorial for Rodney King on Saturday, a King family spokeswoman has confirmed with the LA Times.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Supreme Court Rules Md. Prisoners Can't Be Counted as Residents--and It's a Good Thing

Supreme Court Rules Md. Prisoners Can’t Be Counted as Residents—and It’s a Good Thing

by Jorge Rivas on June 27 2012, 2:38PM

The Supreme Court SB 1070 ruling earlier this week stole all the headlines but there were two additional rulings that were significant.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Despite Decrease in Violent Crime, Incarceration Rates Have Soared [Infographic]

by Jorge Rivas on June 26 2012, 2:09PM

Despite a 41% decrease in violent crime since 1990 incarceration rates have soared.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Supreme Court Rules No Mandatory Life Without Parole for Juveniles

Supreme Court Rules No Mandatory Life Without Parole for Juveniles

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 25 2012, 10:25AM

In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that juvenile cannot be handed mandatory sentences of life without the possibility of parole.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

El Salvador's Historic Gang Truce May Show Pathway to Peace in the U.S.

El Salvador’s Historic Gang Truce May Show Pathway to Peace in the U.S.

by Mónica Novoa on June 25 2012, 9:58AM

Activists in the United States are watching closely as El Salvador works to address the root causes of gang violence.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Global Affairs

Jeremy Lin Teams Up With Barack Obama and Joe Biden to ‘End Violence’ Against Women

by Jorge Rivas on June 22 2012, 12:32PM

David Beckham, Eli Manning and Jeremy Lin are among several athletes who joined the star-studded anti-domestic violence ad released by the White House Thursday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

George Zimmerman Re-Enacts Fatal Shooting Of Trayvon Martin [Video]

George Zimmerman Re-Enacts Fatal Shooting Of Trayvon Martin [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on June 21 2012, 5:49PM

George Zimmerman reenacts the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, taking police through the neighborhood.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW