by Seth Freed Wessler on April 26 2012, 2:43PM
Legislators can easily conjure up stories, with accompanying stereotypes, about crack-addicted babies and their mothers, but what’s really behind the antagonism toward moms?
by Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 5:50PM
The Nutmeg State now joins 16 other states which have abolished the death penalty.
by Jamilah King on April 25 2012, 8:55AM
An ambitious new timeline traces the brutal relationship between freedom and confinement in the United States.
by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2012, 9:30AM
The initiative far exceeded the necessary signatures to qualify for the ballot this fall.
by Channing Kennedy on April 24 2012, 8:29AM
In light of Florida kindergartener Salecia Johnson’s classroom arrest, here’s more from our interview session with Harry Belafonte, in which he discusses his fight to end child incarceration.
by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2012, 2:35PM
Bill Lee Jr., the embattled chief of the Sanford Police Department, has resigned his position
by Jorge Rivas on April 20 2012, 12:01PM
“I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son,” Zimmerman told the parents of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, who were in the Sanford, Florida, court.
by Jorge Rivas on April 18 2012, 4:24PM
First lady Michelle Obama says the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida is a “tremendous loss” and that all Americans “have to rally around that piece of it.”
by Jorge Rivas on April 18 2012, 10:11AM
A Duke University-led study shows juries formed from all-white jury pools in Florida convicted black defendants 16 percent more often than white defendants.
by Jorge Rivas on April 17 2012, 5:24PM
Several members of Congress and civil rights leaders presented at the Senate hearing on racial profiling Tuesday to discuss how blacks, Latinos and Muslims have been unfairly targeted in their states.
by Jorge Rivas on April 16 2012, 3:23PM
The Associated Press has won a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for a series of stories on a secret New York Police Department program that spied on Muslims.
by Jorge Rivas on April 13 2012, 12:57PM
Americans are deeply divided by race over the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, with 91 percent of African-Americans saying he was unjustly killed, while just 35 percent of whites thought so, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.
Trayvon Martin’s killing stirred many debates about crime surrounding black men. It also kicked up many familiar misconceptions, like the idea that black-on-black crime is uniquely bad. Hatty Lee’s infographic breaks down the realities.
by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2012, 3:40PM
At the hearing Judge Herr said “Zimmerman confronted Martin,” an action that’s been widely debated by lawyers on both sides.
by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2012, 11:53AM
When the host asked what she would tell Zimmerman if she came face to face with him, Fulton said she thought a person should apologize if they are remorseful. Then she said she believed it was an accident and things got out of control.
by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 8:07PM
George Zimmerman’s new attorney Mark O’Mara just said he can’t imagine what it’s like to hated like his client and not be able to do things like go to 7-11.
by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 6:56PM
“I want to thank God. We simply wanted an arrests, we wanted nothing more and nothing less, and we got it. And I say Thank You,” Trayvon Martin’s mother Sabrina Fulton said at a press conference.
by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 2:24PM
Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a law enforcement official close to the investigation tells the Washington Post.
by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 1:54PM
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Martin’s family, says his legal team had always warned that George Zimmerman may “become a flight risk,” but that they are specially concerned now that nobody knows where Zimmerman is.