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How to Make Sense of George Zimmerman's Senseless Fight With DMX

How to Make Sense of George Zimmerman’s Senseless Fight With DMX

by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 5:39PM

This story, and Zimmerman, aren’t going away any time soon.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

A New Development in Prison Reform

A New Development in Prison Reform

by Carla Murphy on January 30 2014, 7:00AM

Bipartisan momentum for dismantling mass incarceration is quietly building on Capitol Hill.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Court Date Set for Phila. Teen Alleging Sexual Assault By Police

Court Date Set for Phila. Teen Alleging Sexual Assault By Police

by Carla Murphy on January 24 2014, 11:30AM

Darrin Manning faces criminal charges from an arrest in which he says a female police officer injured his genitals.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Infamous Toddler Video Sparks Dialogue in Northeast Omaha

Infamous Toddler Video Sparks Dialogue in Northeast Omaha

by Carla Murphy on January 23 2014, 7:00AM

Community members react to controversial video of a cursing African-American toddler and the police union’s role in publicizing it.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Grand Jury Fails to Indict Cop Who Shot Jonathan Ferrell

by Akiba Solomon on January 22 2014, 4:17PM

The former FAMU football player was shot 10 times while seeking help after a serious car accident

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Phila. Teen Claims Stop-And-Frisk Led to Injured Genitals

Phila. Teen Claims Stop-And-Frisk Led to Injured Genitals

by Carla Murphy on January 21 2014, 4:18PM

The 16-year-old says that a female officer squeezed his genitals so hard that it ruptured his testicle.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Did Incriminating Evidence End Sheriff Baca's Career?

Did Incriminating Evidence End Sheriff Baca’s Career?

by Aura Bogado on January 14 2014, 7:00AM

Sheriff Lee Baca stepped down from Los Angeles County Sheriff amid accusations of prisoner and visitor abuse in his department. Were the too much for even Baca to bear?

Topics: Criminal Justice

Watch Video of CeCe McDonald's Release From Prison Play

Watch Video of CeCe McDonald’s Release From Prison

by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 11:59AM

She’s a free woman!

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

After Toddler Thug Video, Federal Lawsuit Draws More Attention to Omaha Police

After Toddler Thug Video, Federal Lawsuit Draws More Attention to Omaha Police

by Carla Murphy on January 10 2014, 10:05AM

Federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU this Monday alleges excessive force against OPD

Topics: Blogs List, Criminal Justice, /NOW

Crime Victim Compensation Policies Leave Too Many Behind

Crime Victim Compensation Policies Leave Too Many Behind

by Carla Murphy on January 9 2014, 7:00AM

California recently allowed sex workers to receive crime victim compensation. Some say the change doesn’t go far enough

Topics: Criminal Justice

LA Sheriff Baca Resigns Amid Explosive Scandals

LA Sheriff Baca Resigns Amid Explosive Scandals

by Aura Bogado on January 7 2014, 1:22PM

The sheriff’s 15-year reign will come to an end in late January under deep scrutiny over abuse and corruption.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Watch Zimmerman's Girlfriend Detail His Violent Abuse

Watch Zimmerman’s Girlfriend Detail His Violent Abuse

by Aura Bogado on January 3 2014, 2:57PM

“I feel like he always gets off,” says Samantha Scheibe.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

'Oscar Grant Called Me Grandma'

‘Oscar Grant Called Me Grandma’

by Bonnie Johnson on January 1 2014, 3:01PM

On the fifth anniversary of Oscar Grant’s murder at the hands of a Bay Area transit cop, his grandmother Bonnie Johnson opens up about her grandson, and how she honors his memory.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

WI Families Fight to End Police Investigation of Police Custody Deaths

WI Families Fight to End Police Investigation of Police Custody Deaths

by Carla Murphy on December 13 2013, 2:15PM

“Please pass this bill,” one mother pleaded.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Miami Area Police Chief Resigns Amid Racial Profiling Charges

Miami Area Police Chief Resigns Amid Racial Profiling Charges

by Carla Murphy on December 12 2013, 10:17AM

One employee of a local convenience store was arrested 419 times for trespassing.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

How it Feels to be a Whistleblower

How it Feels to be a Whistleblower

by Carla Murphy on December 12 2013, 9:34AM

Four years after making secret recordings that proved racial profiling in the New York Police Department, Officer Adhyl Polanco is still paying the price.

Topics: Criminal Justice

FBI Arrests LA County Jails Officers

FBI Arrests LA County Jails Officers

by Carla Murphy on December 9 2013, 4:54PM

The arrests follow a two-year investigation into inmate abuse and corruption

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Central Park Five Settlement is Still in Limbo

Central Park Five Settlement is Still in Limbo

by Akiba Solomon on December 6 2013, 7:00AM

During his campaign New York Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio said he’d settle the decade-old lawsuit. The question is when.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Bill 'CompStat' Bratton Is New York's Top Cop Again

Bill ‘CompStat’ Bratton Is New York’s Top Cop Again

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2013, 12:00PM

Will Bill Bratton, the pioneer of ‘broken windows’ policing and CompStat, be able to repair the NYPD’s relationship with communities of color?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

Life Without Parole for Selling a $10 Bag of Weed

Life Without Parole for Selling a $10 Bag of Weed

by Carla Murphy on December 2 2013, 2:34PM

The legacy of “tough on crime” policies lives on

Topics: Blogs List, Criminal Justice, /NOW