by Jorge Rivas on April 15 2013, 10:57AM
Foxx wore the Trayvon Martin t-shirt just weeks before his killer goes to trial.
by Julianne Hing on April 9 2013, 11:27AM
Seattle will get a new police chief, but it’s still got plenty of problems it needs to work out.
by Jorge Rivas on March 29 2013, 1:13PM
The New York Police Department is using facial recognition technology to match photos of suspects with images in online databases like Facebook and Instagram.
by Jorge Rivas on March 29 2013, 11:23AM
Even though 93 percent of those arrested are black.
by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2013, 11:45AM
Robert Zimmerman Jr. on his recent controversial tweeting: “I apologize for it and I’m sincere about that”
by , Jay Smooth on March 25 2013, 6:00AM
Hours before he left the country for medical school, Colorlines.com caught up with David Floyd, the man who put his name on the biggest stop and frisk suit around. Here’s why he put himself on the line for this federal case.
by Jorge Rivas on March 20 2013, 2:39PM
Earlier this week Kimani Gray’s high school, The Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, sent a letter to parents and staff in honor of the teen who was fatally shot by undercover cops last week after he allegedly pulled a gun on them.
by Jamilah King on March 18 2013, 11:03AM
As the department’s stop-and-frisk program heads to court this week, the scene in Flatbush reveals just how tired many communities have become of the city’s policing style.
Fifty years ago today, “Gideon v. Wainwright” locked in poor peoples’ right to court-appointed counsel. Too bad the public defense system it wrought has failed to keep pace with drug-war policies that have led to the mass incarceration of black and brown people.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Julianne Hing on March 15 2013, 4:58PM
The youthful transgressions of yore are landing kids in jail today. It doesn’t have to be that way.
by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2013, 2:44PM
Maryland is now the first state below the Mason-Dixon Line to abolish the death penalty.
by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2013, 1:31PM
On Wednesday, close to a year after her death, the Chicago City Council approved a $4.5 million settlement for Boyd’s family.
by Jorge Rivas on March 14 2013, 1:34PM
The majority of stop-and-frisks victims are black and Latino—and 89% of stops result in no arrest of ticket.
by Jamilah King on March 14 2013, 10:18AM
The teen was shot and killed by NYPD officers.
by Julianne Hing on March 13 2013, 3:05PM
The new report was released alongside a new appeal to demand a fair sentencing hearing for death row inmate Duane Buck.
by Jorge Rivas on March 12 2013, 11:53AM
NYPD says the shot the teen 11 times because he was reaching for a gun. But eyewitnesses say the teen was just running for his life.
A new report documents the human impact of the NYPD’s sprawling Muslim surveillance program. Though there’s no evidence that the spying stopped acts of terrorism, the report found that it has stoked fear and mistrust in schools, neighborhoods—and mosques.