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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

Rikers Island To End Solitary Confinement of Older Teens

Rikers Island To End Solitary Confinement of Older Teens

by Carla Murphy on January 14 2015, 4:39PM

And, jail guards set record for use of force in 2014

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

More Police in Schools Means More Student Arrests [Infographic]

More Police in Schools Means More Student Arrests [Infographic]

by Julianne Hing on January 12 2015, 4:30PM

That, and other facts about the school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

#OccupyLAPD Is Camping Out for Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego

#OccupyLAPD Is Camping Out for Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego

by Aura Bogado on January 9 2015, 2:40PM

The group will meet with LAPD Chief Beck today.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD Officers Do Less; City's Young Black Men Exhale

NYPD Officers Do Less; City’s Young Black Men Exhale

by Carla Murphy on January 9 2015, 1:16PM

“This is how it’s supposed to be,” one student says.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Video of Tamir Rice Shooting Released; Shows Officers Handcuffing His Sister

New Video of Tamir Rice Shooting Released; Shows Officers Handcuffing His Sister

by Carla Murphy on January 8 2015, 11:15AM

Sister,14, detained in squad car steps from 12-year-old Rice’s body

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Brooklyn D.A. Determined to Overturn Wrongful Convictions

Brooklyn D.A. Determined to Overturn Wrongful Convictions

by Carla Murphy on January 7 2015, 5:33PM

11 wrongful convictions named in less than a year

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

FBI Says 'Hate Crime is One Possibility' for Blast Outside NAACP

FBI Says ‘Hate Crime is One Possibility’ for Blast Outside NAACP

by Aura Bogado on January 7 2015, 3:55PM

Agents are “investigating all potential motives at this time.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD Again Turn Backs on Mayor At Officer's Funeral

NYPD Again Turn Backs on Mayor At Officer’s Funeral

by Carla Murphy on January 6 2015, 12:54PM

Tensions at all-time high following December ambush of two police officers

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Colorlines Needs You!

Colorlines Needs You!

by Akiba Solomon on December 30 2014, 11:30AM

As we approach the new year, we’d like to thank you for reading, tweeting, commenting and generally engaging with Colorlines this year. Please help us keep going.

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