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.
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.
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.
by Jorge Rivas on June 21 2012, 5:49PM
George Zimmerman reenacts the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, taking police through the neighborhood.
by Jorge Rivas on June 20 2012, 12:49PM
William Jelani Cobb pens moving piece about Rodney King.
Thousands gathered on Father’s Day for a silent march to protest the NYPD’s ‘stop-and-frisk’ program. The move helped crystallize how over a decade of organizing against police brutality has made the issue a focal point of the city’s upcoming mayoral election.
by Jorge Rivas on June 14 2012, 1:56PM
This Father’s Day, join Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, and add your name to this national petition demanding that all “Stand Your Ground” laws be repealed.
by Jorge Rivas on June 14 2012, 11:15AM
After a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed in front of his Milwaukee home last month, police forced his grieving mother to sit in a squad car for more than an hour rather than let her hold her dying son or join him at the hospital.
by Jorge Rivas on June 13 2012, 12:12PM
Just after citing Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech the Mayor told the congregation at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville that ‘stop-and-frisk’ should be “mended, not ended.”
by Jorge Rivas on June 13 2012, 11:04AM
On the heels of a silent march this coming Sunday, The New York Times has published a short documentary film on the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policing program.
by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2012, 4:58PM
Wife of Trayvon Martin’s shooter accused of lying to a judge about their finances during his bond hearing.
by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2012, 9:35AM
A 75-year-old Milwaukee man pleaded not guilty Monday in the fatal shooting of his 13-year-old neighbor.
by Jorge Rivas on June 8 2012, 1:17PM
MotherJones looks at how years before Trayvon Martin was killed, gun lobbyists conspired to give Stand Your Ground shooters immunity everywhere.
by Akiba Solomon on June 8 2012, 10:26AM
The young Minneapolis transwoman incarcerated for defending herself in a racist and transphobic attack isn’t alone in her experience. Experts say her placement in a men’s facility is just one part of a complex—and dehumanizing—process.
by Jorge Rivas on June 7 2012, 11:37AM
An anonymous message posted on an anarchist website took responsibility for the action they called a small gesture of solidarity with CeCe McDonald.
by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2012, 11:24AM
The app allows bystanders to fully document stop-and-frisk encounters and alert community members when a street stop is in progress.
by Jorge Rivas on June 5 2012, 5:25PM
George Zimmerman went to jail on Sunday for allegedly misleading state officials on finances he raised online and since his return to jail the number of donations to his site are up.
by Ali Winston on June 5 2012, 9:43AM
A Colorlines.com investigation last fall found at least 20 OPD officers involved in repeat shootings. A federal judge has grown impatient with the department’s willingness to meaningfully probe that kind of violence.
by Jorge Rivas on June 4 2012, 2:26PM
The state law that gained the spotlight in the Trayvon Martin case has seen a higher percentage of people go free after a black person is killed than after the victim is white.