On it’s face, reform would mean fewer immigrants locked up. But House GOP and private prison operators are working to make sure that’s not the case.
by Jorge Rivas on February 5 2013, 2:17PM
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey says Chris Brown has given no “credible, competent or verifiable” evidence that he has completed any of his court-ordered community labor LA Times reports: > Prosecutors noted “significant discrepancies” and are asking that…
by Jorge Rivas on February 5 2013, 11:49AM
Colorlines.com’s editorial director Kai Wright was a guest on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on Sunday for a discussion on gun control.
by Ali Winston on February 5 2013, 8:48AM
The city is struggling with violent crime and police scandal. But is Bratton’s reputation for cleaning up both things earned, or just saber-rattling and good PR.
by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2013, 11:29AM
Phillip Walker Sailors, the man who shot and killed 22-year-old Rodrigo Diaz for pulling in to his driveway is out on bail.
by Nia King on January 28 2013, 9:03AM
Readers sound off on the policing of people of color everywhere, from the streets to between the sheets.
by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2013, 1:07PM
Bratton also served as the New York City Police Commissioner and Boston Police Commissioner.
by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2013, 5:23PM
The chairman of Gun Appreciation Day Larry Ward is taking ‘Django Unchained’ a little too seriously.
by Jorge Rivas on January 8 2013, 2:40PM
Manhattan Judge Shira Scheindlin said the practice of stopping people suspected of trespassing outside private buildings in the Bronx was unconstitutional.
by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2013, 12:34PM
The study by Texas A&M economist Mark Hoekstra also also found the laws have “zero deterrence” effect.
by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2013, 3:19PM
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn noted that in some states one 15-minute interstate phone call from a prison can cost $17.
by Julianne Hing on December 19 2012, 1:57PM
The Shelby County juvenile justice system is especially and disproportionately harsh on black kids, while denying kids of all races their basic due process rights.
by Julianne Hing on December 13 2012, 9:54AM
Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing comes on the heels of a Justice Department suit against Meridian, Miss., where school officials are charged with routinely locking kids up for petty offenses.
by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 1:10PM
Her parents say, even if she did commit a crime, did she need to die?
by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 12:37PM
The detectives had intended to notify the rapper’s family, but the report was released prematurely “due to an administrative error.”
The city’s ongoing use of informants to create terror plots it can then prosecute raised concerns of even the FBI in Ahmed Ferhani’s case.
by Jorge Rivas on December 4 2012, 11:57AM
One of the biggest awards ever issued in a high school racial harassment case was upheld by a New York Court on Monday.