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Brooklyn D.A. Investigates Video Showing Cop Taking Money from Man

Brooklyn D.A. Investigates Video Showing Cop Taking Money from Man

by Aura Bogado on October 10 2014, 11:50AM

Lamard Joye wasn’t arrested and he never got his money back.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Boston Has a Stop-And-Frisk Problem, New ACLU Report Says

Boston Has a Stop-And-Frisk Problem, New ACLU Report Says

by Carla Murphy on October 8 2014, 5:43PM

Could reform be on the horizon?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Video Captures NYPD Beating Unarmed 16-Year-Old

New Video Captures NYPD Beating Unarmed 16-Year-Old

by Carla Murphy on October 8 2014, 1:10PM

A grand jury could meet next week to assess criminal charges for two officer.s

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

$75 Million Suit Being Filed by Eric Garner's Family

$75 Million Suit Being Filed by Eric Garner’s Family

by Carla Murphy on October 7 2014, 5:02PM

Medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Supreme Court's Sour Record on Civil Rights, Racial Justice

Supreme Court’s Sour Record on Civil Rights, Racial Justice

by Julianne Hing on October 6 2014, 4:07PM

It’s back-to-court day for the High Court.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Aniya Parker and an Epidemic of Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

Aniya Parker and an Epidemic of Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

by Jamilah King on October 6 2014, 1:49PM

Parker is the eighth transgender woman of color to be killed since the begining of June.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Demands for Police Accountability

In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Demands for Police Accountability

by Aura Bogado on October 3 2014, 7:00AM

The mostly Latino and Chinese neighborhood is the latest site of protests against police brutality.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely for George Zimmerman

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely for George Zimmerman

by Julianne Hing on October 2 2014, 1:41PM

A long quest for elusive justice.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Free After 3 Years: Chicago's Jon Burge Who Tortured 100 Black Men

Free After 3 Years: Chicago’s Jon Burge Who Tortured 100 Black Men

by Carla Murphy on October 2 2014, 12:58PM

Burge, 66, will be released to a halfway house in Tampa, Florida.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In Jordan Davis Retrial, Florida Jury Says, 'Guilty'

In Jordan Davis Retrial, Florida Jury Says, ‘Guilty’

by Carla Murphy on October 1 2014, 5:05PM

Michael Dunn now faces possibility of life without parole.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Inmates and Families Charged to Send, Spend Their Own Money

Inmates and Families Charged to Send, Spend Their Own Money

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 3:43PM

Making money off of inmates is big business.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Rikers Island Will End Solitary Confinement for Its Youngest Inmates

Rikers Island Will End Solitary Confinement for Its Youngest Inmates

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 2:06PM

Inmates aged 16 and 17 will no longer be held in solitary confinement.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Marlene Pinnock's Settlement Could Shift Cop Accountability

Marlene Pinnock’s Settlement Could Shift Cop Accountability

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2014, 4:10PM

Pinnock’s attorney vows: “I’m not done.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Report Details Barriers to Black Girls' Success

New Report Details Barriers to Black Girls’ Success

by Julianne Hing on September 25 2014, 3:50PM

Consider it a response to the boy-specific My Brother’s Keeper.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

[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