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The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2015, 1:32PM

One detective’s extensive torture beat

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Under Pressure, Cop Who Assaulted Black Female Professor Resigns

Under Pressure, Cop Who Assaulted Black Female Professor Resigns

by Julianne Hing on February 17 2015, 4:34PM

“I will no longer play the game that you and ASU have orchestrated in an effort to bring me down,” Ferrin wrote.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Milwaukee Cops Let A Reporter In; Here's What They Say

Milwaukee Cops Let A Reporter In; Here’s What They Say

by Carla Murphy on February 16 2015, 12:41PM

Some members of law enforcement are beginning to address race relations publicly; is it enough?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Houston's Islamic Institute Fire Likely Caused by Arson

Houston’s Islamic Institute Fire Likely Caused by Arson

by Aura Bogado on February 13 2015, 4:10PM

Arson investigators are reportedly working two theories.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

FBI Opens Inquiry Into Chapel Hill Shootings

FBI Opens Inquiry Into Chapel Hill Shootings

by Julianne Hing on February 13 2015, 2:13PM

The latest developments in the UNC-Chapel Hill shooting deaths of three Muslim students.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Alabama Cop Fired After Video Slamming Indian Grandfather to the Ground

Alabama Cop Fired After Video Slamming Indian Grandfather to the Ground

by Aura Bogado on February 13 2015, 12:30PM

Madison officer Eric Parker also faces assault charges.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

8 Questions for Constance Malcolm, Grieving Mother Turned Activist

8 Questions for Constance Malcolm, Grieving Mother Turned Activist

by Carla Murphy on February 13 2015, 9:00AM

Bronx police entered the home of 18-year-old, unarmed Ramarley Graham and shot him to death. Three years later his mother, Constance Malcolm, settled with the city for $3.9 million. Here’s why she’s still fighting for police accountability.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Indian Grandfather Nearly Paralyzed After Police Encounter in Alabama

Indian Grandfather Nearly Paralyzed After Police Encounter in Alabama

by Aura Bogado on February 11 2015, 3:13PM

The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Chapel Hill Police Say Killing of Muslim Students Due to 'Parking Dispute'

Chapel Hill Police Say Killing of Muslim Students Due to ‘Parking Dispute’

by Aura Bogado on February 11 2015, 1:08PM

Meanwhile, some are calling for a state and federal investigation into whether anti-Muslim bias was the real motive.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New York City Cop Indicted in Akai Gurley Stairwell Shooting

New York City Cop Indicted in Akai Gurley Stairwell Shooting

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2015, 10:45AM

Reportedly facing up to 15 years in prison

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Cops Expose Their Racism on Facebook [VIDEO]

Cops Expose Their Racism on Facebook [VIDEO]

by Carla Murphy on February 6 2015, 4:32PM

Biased comments online are forcing one Seattle officer to face reprimand for arresting 69-year-old William Wingate.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Ramarley Graham's Family Settles for $3.9M With New York City; Pledge to Pursue Justice

Ramarley Graham’s Family Settles for $3.9M With New York City; Pledge to Pursue Justice

by Carla Murphy on February 3 2015, 10:25AM

Unarmed teen’s shooting helped galvanize New York City around stop-and-frisk reform in 2012.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Tamir Rice's Family Files Updated Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Tamir Rice’s Family Files Updated Wrongful Death Lawsuit

by Julianne Hing on February 2 2015, 1:59PM

The amended lawsuit was filed by Benjamin Crump, who also represents Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown’s families.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

'Black Lives Matter' Goes International

‘Black Lives Matter’ Goes International

by Julianne Hing on January 30 2015, 11:00AM

Black Lives Matter and other U.S. groups fighting racist police and vigilante violence are taking their message around the globe. Their latest stop: the United Kingdom

Topics: Criminal Justice, Global Affairs

Monica Jones Wins Appeal of 'Walking While Trans' Conviction

Monica Jones Wins Appeal of ‘Walking While Trans’ Conviction

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on January 29 2015, 10:33AM

“My conviction being vacated is important but it is a small win in our larger fight for justice,” says Monica Jones, a black trans activist and ASU student.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

At Loretta Lynch's Confirmation Hearing, Senators Air Holder Grievances

At Loretta Lynch’s Confirmation Hearing, Senators Air Holder Grievances

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2015, 5:09PM

“You’re not Eric Holder, are you?” Sen. John Cornyn asked.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW, Politics

Marissa Alexander Released; Now on House Arrest

Marissa Alexander Released; Now on House Arrest

by Carla Murphy on January 28 2015, 11:19AM

After serving three years, Alexander will be monitored by ankle bracelet for an additional two.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

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