Even if the town cops’ lawlessness is fixed, questions remain that go far beyond East Haven’s city limits. The issue was not just that racist local cops wanted to deport immigrants; it’s that federal immigration authorities obliged them.
by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 4:12PM
A Hawaii-based Marine pleads guilty to assault in hazing case, gets 30 days in jail, lower rank.
by Hatty Lee on February 1 2012, 9:14AM
After decades of indiscriminately locking people up and throwing away the key, states are discovering yet another consequence of over-incarceration: rapidly aging prison populations.
Topics: Criminal Justice
This week’s revelation that NYPD leaders lied about their participation in an anti-Muslim film that was then shown to 1,500 trainees was just the latest in a growing string of evidence that the department is systematically profiling the city’s Muslim residents.
by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2012, 11:32AM
Propaganda included a film that described the goal of “much of Muslim leadership here in America” is to “infiltrate and dominate” the United States.
by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 1:50PM
Ward Connerly, the man that’s campaigned agaisnt affirmative action across the country, is being accused of mismanaging and exploiting donations made by fellow conservatives for his own benefit.
by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 12:58PM
Details about NYPD Officers shooting an African-American male in his home Thursday still remain unclear but neighbors claim that the victim had been innocent of any wrongdoing.
by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2012, 3:20PM
A woman, who witnesses say was not being combative, was punched in the face by a Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy.
by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 11:08AM
The 19-year-old, born and raised in Manhattan’s Chinatown, was reportedly driven to suicide after months of racist bullying and abuse.
by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 2:32PM
Video of a Utica police officer allegedly planting evidence in a black driver’s car has sparked a number of similar reports from the city’s black residents.
by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 12:24PM
A march and vigil was held Sunday to mark the third anniversary of Oscar Grant’s murder.
by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 5:07PM
The Senate Majority leader says he’s continuing to fight for immigration reform.
by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 2:16PM
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has some harsh words for, who he calls, “Obama and his merry men.”
by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 5:00PM
Sheriff Joe Arpaio will no longer have the ability to hold undocumented detainees after they’ve served their time for their initial arrest.
by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 1:32PM
The Department of Justice has released key findings from their investigation that started in 2008 and their giving Sheriff Joe Arpaio an ultimatum: cooperate with us or we’ll sue you.
by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2011, 5:07PM
North Carolina’s governor vetoed a bill that would have repealed a law that allows death-row inmates to appeal their sentences based on statistical proof of racial bias.
by Jorge Rivas on December 12 2011, 10:34AM
On the heels of mounting losses in his family, the brave 17-year-old publishes an obituary remembering his uncle for the wisdom and love he showed others while in prison.
by Jorge Rivas on December 9 2011, 12:59PM
Black Milwaukee drivers are seven times more likely to be stopped by city police as a white driver. Eventhough police found contraband items in searches involving black drivers at the same rate as whites.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Noelle de la Paz on December 8 2011, 9:50AM
While “America’s Toughest Sheriff” chased down immigrants, his office also refused to investigate child abuse claims involving the children of undocumented residents.