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White Phoenix PD Officer Shoots and Kills Unarmed Black Man

White Phoenix PD Officer Shoots and Kills Unarmed Black Man

by Aura Bogado on December 4 2014, 12:12PM

Rumain Brisbon was killed by an unnamed officer Tuesday evening.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Cleveland Shooter of Tamir Rice Ruled Unfit for Duty

Cleveland Shooter of Tamir Rice Ruled Unfit for Duty

by Carla Murphy on December 4 2014, 11:45AM

Personnel file contains damning performance review of Officer Timothy Loehmann.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

#CrimingWhileWhite Trends After No Indictment in Eric Garner Case

#CrimingWhileWhite Trends After No Indictment in Eric Garner Case

by Carla Murphy on December 4 2014, 11:02AM

Twitter ‘confessional’ being called a great eye opener

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Ugly Idea That Killed Eric Garner

The Ugly Idea That Killed Eric Garner

by Kai Wright on December 4 2014, 7:00AM

Whatever happens to Office Pantaleo, justice will come only when broken windows policing is finally indicted and convicted.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Southeast Asian Activists Urge 'Solidarity With Black People' Post Garner Non-Indictment

Southeast Asian Activists Urge ‘Solidarity With Black People’ Post Garner Non-Indictment

by Akiba Solomon on December 4 2014, 12:55AM

Collective casts the decisions of Ferguson and Staten Island grand juries as human rights violations.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

No Indictment for Officer Daniel Pantaleo, Who Choked Eric Garner to Death

No Indictment for Officer Daniel Pantaleo, Who Choked Eric Garner to Death

by Aura Bogado on December 3 2014, 2:43PM

The cop may face further discipline, however.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Are Police Unions Choosing Labor Rights Over Public Safety?

Are Police Unions Choosing Labor Rights Over Public Safety?

by Carla Murphy on December 2 2014, 4:01PM

Some police unions protect the jobs and pensions of even police officers who have been disciplined

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Father of Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Says Son Believes He Acted Properly

Father of Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Says Son Believes He Acted Properly

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2014, 2:54PM

One of the officers radioed in, describing 12-year-old Rice as possibly 20 years old.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Why Prison Doesn't Work

Why Prison Doesn’t Work

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 2 2014, 11:00AM

Maya Schenwar, a journalist and the author of the new book ‘Locked Down, Locked Out’ talks restorative justice, birth in prison and white privilege in the fight against mass incarceration.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Killed by the Cops [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

Killed by the Cops [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Jamilah King on November 26 2014, 7:35PM

Black men are disproportionally killed by police. Can law enforcement be held accountable in a justice system that’s set up to support their actions?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Introducing FergusonNext

Introducing FergusonNext

by Akiba Solomon on November 26 2014, 5:57PM

Post-Ferguson, Colorlines and partners want your solutions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Darren Wilson Would Like to Teach Others About Use of Force

Darren Wilson Would Like to Teach Others About Use of Force

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2014, 3:38PM

And his wife is pregnant.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Why Courts Can't Solve the Problem of Cops Who Kill

Why Courts Can’t Solve the Problem of Cops Who Kill

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2014, 1:07PM

Individual prosecutions of cops don’t often work, but maybe that’s because they’re not supposed to.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

In Cleveland, Tamir Rice's Family Asks Police to Release Video

In Cleveland, Tamir Rice’s Family Asks Police to Release Video

by Carla Murphy on November 26 2014, 10:38AM

Announcement expected from police on video and audio evidence today 1 p.m. EST.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

'Ferguson Goddamn'

‘Ferguson Goddamn’

by Akiba Solomon on November 25 2014, 10:30AM

Leading activists and thinkers weigh in on the Wilson decision.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Obama on Ferguson Grand Jury: Anger 'Is an Understandable Reaction'

Obama on Ferguson Grand Jury: Anger ‘Is an Understandable Reaction’

by Julianne Hing on November 24 2014, 10:38PM

Obama addresses the nation shortly after a grand jury declines to indict Darren Wilson.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Michael Brown's Family Asks for a Moment of Silence Post-Decision

Michael Brown’s Family Asks for a Moment of Silence Post-Decision

by Akiba Solomon on November 24 2014, 8:52PM

Family of Michael Brown, the unarmed, 18-year-old, black man killed by Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson, is asking for a 4.5-minute period of reflection immediately following the announcement of the explosive decision by the Wilson grand jury.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Utah Police Kill More People than Gang Members

Utah Police Kill More People than Gang Members

by Carla Murphy on November 24 2014, 4:24PM

More attention is being paid, nationally, to police use of force

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Marissa Alexander Pleads Guilty

Marissa Alexander Pleads Guilty

by Carla Murphy on November 24 2014, 2:41PM

Deal ends four-year case that, along with Trayvon Martin’s murder, thrust Florida’s Stand Your Ground law into national spotlight.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Ferguson's 'Lost Voices' Speak [VIDEO] Play

Ferguson’s ‘Lost Voices’ Speak [VIDEO]

by Akiba Solomon on November 21 2014, 9:01AM

As the world awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, the accidental activists who have camped in the streets since August describe their feelings and preparations to Colorlines.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson