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[VIDEO] Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes to Michael Brown's Family

[VIDEO] Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes to Michael Brown’s Family

by Carla Murphy on September 25 2014, 12:17PM

Chief Thomas Jackson apologizes for the length of time that Michael Brown’s body lay in the street

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

$1.5M Settlement for Woman Punched on Video by California Highway Patrol

$1.5M Settlement for Woman Punched on Video by California Highway Patrol

by Carla Murphy on September 25 2014, 11:03AM

Officer Daniel Andrew will also resign

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

No Indictment for Officers Involved in John Crawford's Killing at Walmart

No Indictment for Officers Involved in John Crawford’s Killing at Walmart

by Aura Bogado on September 24 2014, 1:55PM

An Ohio grand jury has declined to indict officers who killed Crawford for holding a toy gun.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

LAUSD School Police Will Give up Grenade Launchers

LAUSD School Police Will Give up Grenade Launchers

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2014, 2:31PM

But the agency is holding onto its Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Policing the Police: A Brief History

Policing the Police: A Brief History

by Carla Murphy on September 12 2014, 3:51PM

A look back at police reforms in three cities shows mixed results

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Seven Important Facts About the Violence Against Women Act at 20

Seven Important Facts About the Violence Against Women Act at 20

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 12 2014, 7:00AM

This groundbreaking piece of legislation has shaped two decades of anti-violence work. Here are some vital things to consider about its evolution.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Following Ferguson: City Council Announces Reforms

Following Ferguson: City Council Announces Reforms

by Carla Murphy on September 9 2014, 3:45PM

Planned reforms aim to repair relationship with residents.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Oklahoma Cop Held on Rape Charges Also Accused of Wrongful Death

Oklahoma Cop Held on Rape Charges Also Accused of Wrongful Death

by Aura Bogado on September 4 2014, 1:43PM

Holtzclaw is accused of hogtying a black man ‘with malicious intent.’

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 4 2014, 8:45AM

It’s the first state to provide imprisoned women with this emotional and physical support.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Theodore Wafer Apologizes, is Sentenced to 17-32 Years for Renisha McBride's Murder

Theodore Wafer Apologizes, is Sentenced to 17-32 Years for Renisha McBride’s Murder

by Aura Bogado on September 3 2014, 1:07PM

‘From my fear, I caused the loss of a life that was too young to leave this world.’

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Donation Pages for Officer Darren Wilson Suddenly Closed This Weekend

Donation Pages for Officer Darren Wilson Suddenly Closed This Weekend

by Carla Murphy on September 2 2014, 11:03AM

No explanation has been given. More than $400,000 was raised.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Ferguson Update: Audio of Michael Brown Shooting Authenticated

Ferguson Update: Audio of Michael Brown Shooting Authenticated

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 4:13PM

The audio, in which a pause between shots can be heard, could be a critical piece of evidence

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Ta-Nehisi Coates' New Book Club To Tackle Mass Incarceration

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Book Club To Tackle Mass Incarceration

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 1:10PM

Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow” is up first.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Black Oakland City Workers Find Noose on Truck

Black Oakland City Workers Find Noose on Truck

by Aura Bogado on August 28 2014, 11:36AM

Workers say racial tensions are high at the city work yard.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Black Ex-Police Chief May Become Missouri's Top Cop

Black Ex-Police Chief May Become Missouri’s Top Cop

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 10:57AM

If confirmed, Darren Isom would be the only African-American in Gov. Jay Nixon’s cabinet

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Learning From Ferguson: The Real Cost of Criminal Debt

Learning From Ferguson: The Real Cost of Criminal Debt

by Carla Murphy on August 27 2014, 12:49PM

How the poor in Ferguson and elsewhere are being used by courts and their cities

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom

Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2014, 6:04PM

#FergusonSyllabus comes to the classroom.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Following Ferguson: Michael Brown, Not an Angel, Just a Black Teen

Following Ferguson: Michael Brown, Not an Angel, Just a Black Teen

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2014, 6:51PM

How will the 18-year-old be remembered?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, Media, /NOW

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2014, 4:19PM

Gov. Jerry Brown has until August 31 to sign or veto it, or it goes into effect on its own.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Grand Jury 101

Following Ferguson: Grand Jury 101

by Julianne Hing on August 22 2014, 5:28PM

And more on white people.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW