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Arnold Cuts Life Sentence For Abused Sex Worker

Arnold Cuts Life Sentence For Abused Sex Worker

by Jamilah King on January 4 2011, 12:19PM

On his last day in office, Gov. Schwarzenegger gave a ray of hope to Sara Kruzan.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

Scott Sisters Finally Set Free

Scott Sisters Finally Set Free

by Jamilah King on January 3 2011, 11:29AM

But don’t go patting Gov. Barbour on the back just yet.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Words of Love for Georgia Prison Strikers

Words of Love for Georgia Prison Strikers

by Jamilah King on December 15 2010, 6:55PM

Inmates with contraband cell phones have helped ignite new furor over inhumane prison conditions.

Topics: Celebrate Love, Criminal Justice

No Criminal Charges for Seattle's Racial-Slur-Slinging Cop

No Criminal Charges for Seattle’s Racial-Slur-Slinging Cop

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2010, 4:45PM

Shandy Cobane still faces FBI and Internal Affairs investigations.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Georgia Prisoners End Protest, But Continue Demands

Georgia Prisoners End Protest, But Continue Demands

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2010, 12:44PM

Inmates used cell phones, and good old fashioned organizing to capture the nation’s attention.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Colorado Welcomes First Latina, Lesbian Supreme Court Justice

Colorado Welcomes First Latina, Lesbian Supreme Court Justice

by Jamilah King on December 15 2010, 12:22PM

The move comes as the state considers Arizona-style immigration reforms.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Teen Convicted of First-Degree Murder for Derrion Albert's Death

Teen Convicted of First-Degree Murder for Derrion Albert’s Death

by Julianne Hing on December 13 2010, 4:20PM

Meanwhile, four other teens face additional charges.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Three NOPD Convicted for Henry Glover's Post-Katrina Killing

Three NOPD Convicted for Henry Glover’s Post-Katrina Killing

by Julianne Hing on December 13 2010, 12:35PM

Now the police force makes its slow move toward reform.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Superior Court Judge Denies Mehserle Bail

Superior Court Judge Denies Mehserle Bail

by Jamilah King on December 3 2010, 5:45PM

Meanwhile, Mehserle’s still appealing his charge on involuntary manslaughter.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Kamala Harris Win Rounds Out Dem Sweep of Cali

Kamala Harris Win Rounds Out Dem Sweep of Cali

by Jamilah King on November 29 2010, 12:25AM

Looks like there’s still hope for democrats.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Politics

Marcelo Lucero's Family Files $40 Million Civil Rights Suit

Marcelo Lucero’s Family Files $40 Million Civil Rights Suit

by Julianne Hing on November 24 2010, 1:32PM

Public officials and police allowed anti-immigrant attacks to go uninvestigated, family says.

Topics: Criminal Justice

LAPD Officer: I Can't Do My Job Without Racially Profiling

LAPD Officer: I Can’t Do My Job Without Racially Profiling

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2010, 5:57PM

Justice Department Warns LAPD to take racial profiling seriously.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Civil Rights Era Murder Resolved After Forty Five Years

Civil Rights Era Murder Resolved After Forty Five Years

by Jamilah King on November 16 2010, 4:05PM

But for Jimmie Lee Jackson’s family, the case is a far cry from justice.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Oakland Gathers To Protest Another Police Shooting

Oakland Gathers To Protest Another Police Shooting

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2010, 3:27PM

Officers shot and killed unarmed Derrick Jones on Monday.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Seattle Cop In Stomping Incident Accused of More Brutality

Seattle Cop In Stomping Incident Accused of More Brutality

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2010, 12:43PM

Shandy Cobane previously threatened to “beat the Mexican piss” a man.

Topics: Criminal Justice

NOPD Signs Agreement With Independent Monitor

NOPD Signs Agreement With Independent Monitor

by Julianne Hing on November 10 2010, 1:10PM

But only time will tell if the new oversight will impact the city’s legendary police corruption.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Trial Begins for NOPD's Post-Katrina Shooting

Trial Begins for NOPD’s Post-Katrina Shooting

by Julianne Hing on November 9 2010, 1:24PM

The Department of Justice is prosecuting NOPD officers who allegedly shot a man and then burned his body to cover it up.

Topics: Criminal Justice

The Lesson of Mehserle's Trial? Justice is Found in Prevention

The Lesson of Mehserle’s Trial? Justice is Found in Prevention

by Julianne Hing on November 8 2010, 9:25AM

While the Grant family pursues a federal case and readies for a civil suit, the community needs to think about prevention.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant's Killer Johannes Mehserle Gets Two Years In Prison

Oscar Grant’s Killer Johannes Mehserle Gets Two Years In Prison

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2010, 4:27PM

The former BART police officer gets credit for time already served.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Family of Slain Guatemalan Immigrant Sues LAPD

Family of Slain Guatemalan Immigrant Sues LAPD

by Julianne Hing on November 2 2010, 5:38PM

The family of Manuel Jamines allege that officers violated the man’s civil rights before the infamous shooting.

Topics: Criminal Justice