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In Albuquerque, a DA Faces Intimidation for Charging Cops Who've Killed

In Albuquerque, a DA Faces Intimidation for Charging Cops Who’ve Killed

by Julianne Hing on January 27 2015, 3:57PM

What happens when a district attorney files murder charges against Albuquerque police officers?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Clergy Stage a Die-in at Congressional Cafeteria for Black Lives Matter

Clergy Stage a Die-in at Congressional Cafeteria for Black Lives Matter

by Aura Bogado on January 21 2015, 3:04PM

Participants disrupted a busy lunch hour at the nation’s Capitol.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Mayor Wants 'Outright' Ban on Police Using Mug Shots for Target Practice

Mayor Wants ‘Outright’ Ban on Police Using Mug Shots for Target Practice

by Julianne Hing on January 20 2015, 2:53PM

After a woman finds shot up mug shots of her brother and other black men at a shooting range.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Rikers Island To End Solitary Confinement of Older Teens

Rikers Island To End Solitary Confinement of Older Teens

by Carla Murphy on January 14 2015, 4:39PM

And, jail guards set record for use of force in 2014

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

More Police in Schools Means More Student Arrests [Infographic]

More Police in Schools Means More Student Arrests [Infographic]

by Julianne Hing on January 12 2015, 4:30PM

That, and other facts about the school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

#OccupyLAPD Is Camping Out for Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego

#OccupyLAPD Is Camping Out for Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego

by Aura Bogado on January 9 2015, 2:40PM

The group will meet with LAPD Chief Beck today.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD Officers Do Less; City's Young Black Men Exhale

NYPD Officers Do Less; City’s Young Black Men Exhale

by Carla Murphy on January 9 2015, 1:16PM

“This is how it’s supposed to be,” one student says.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Video of Tamir Rice Shooting Released; Shows Officers Handcuffing His Sister

New Video of Tamir Rice Shooting Released; Shows Officers Handcuffing His Sister

by Carla Murphy on January 8 2015, 11:15AM

Sister,14, detained in squad car steps from 12-year-old Rice’s body

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Brooklyn D.A. Determined to Overturn Wrongful Convictions

Brooklyn D.A. Determined to Overturn Wrongful Convictions

by Carla Murphy on January 7 2015, 5:33PM

11 wrongful convictions named in less than a year

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

FBI Says 'Hate Crime is One Possibility' for Blast Outside NAACP

FBI Says ‘Hate Crime is One Possibility’ for Blast Outside NAACP

by Aura Bogado on January 7 2015, 3:55PM

Agents are “investigating all potential motives at this time.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD Again Turn Backs on Mayor At Officer's Funeral

NYPD Again Turn Backs on Mayor At Officer’s Funeral

by Carla Murphy on January 6 2015, 12:54PM

Tensions at all-time high following December ambush of two police officers

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Colorlines Needs You!

Colorlines Needs You!

by Akiba Solomon on December 30 2014, 11:30AM

As we approach the new year, we’d like to thank you for reading, tweeting, commenting and generally engaging with Colorlines this year. Please help us keep going.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Economy, Ferguson, Labor, National Security, /NOW, Obama Immigration Order

19 Photos From 2014 That Prove 'Post-Racial' America Doesn't Exist

19 Photos From 2014 That Prove ‘Post-Racial’ America Doesn’t Exist

by Aura Bogado on December 30 2014, 7:00AM

It’s been a long year full of despair—but there’s also been plenty of hope!

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, History

Colorlines' Greatest Hits of 2014

Colorlines’ Greatest Hits of 2014

by Akiba Solomon on December 22 2014, 5:05PM

In the run-up to 2015, some of our writers and editors reflected on our favorite Colorlines stories to write and read in 2014.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Ferguson, Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Labor

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island's Treatment of Teen Inmates

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island’s Treatment of Teen Inmates

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 1:44PM

Rikers’ youngest inmates were routinely abused and put in solitary confinement.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Hundreds of Los Angeles Lawyers Die-In for Black Lives

Hundreds of Los Angeles Lawyers Die-In for Black Lives

by Aura Bogado on December 18 2014, 1:12PM

They weathered December rain on the superior courthouse steps.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

When It Comes to Sports Protests, Are T-Shirts Enough?

When It Comes to Sports Protests, Are T-Shirts Enough?

by Jamilah King on December 18 2014, 11:00AM

More and more elite athletes are making symbolic statements about police violence against black people. It’s up to us to listen.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 1:02PM

They “are not a panacea,” Mayor Eric Garcetti noted.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 6:33PM

A culture of abuse has ruled Los Angeles county jails.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Cleveland Police Union President Says Tamir Rice Killing Justified

Cleveland Police Union President Says Tamir Rice Killing Justified

by Carla Murphy on December 16 2014, 10:54AM

Says Rice was an imminent lethal threat to officers

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW