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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

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