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Following Ferguson: Michael Brown, Not an Angel, Just a Black Teen

Following Ferguson: Michael Brown, Not an Angel, Just a Black Teen

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2014, 6:51PM

How will the 18-year-old be remembered?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, Media, /NOW

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2014, 4:19PM

Gov. Jerry Brown has until August 31 to sign or veto it, or it goes into effect on its own.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Grand Jury 101

Following Ferguson: Grand Jury 101

by Julianne Hing on August 22 2014, 5:28PM

And more on white people.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Why White People Struggle to Understand

Following Ferguson: Why White People Struggle to Understand

by Julianne Hing on August 21 2014, 5:31PM

And what about that ‘white-on-white’ crime?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

CHP Officer Who Beat Marlene Pinnock May Face Criminal Charges

CHP Officer Who Beat Marlene Pinnock May Face Criminal Charges

by Julianne Hing on August 21 2014, 2:35PM

The cop who beat Pinnock has been on paid leave.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Eric Holder Recounts Being Harassed by Police

Eric Holder Recounts Being Harassed by Police

by Julianne Hing on August 21 2014, 2:15PM

‘I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man,’ Holder said.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Ramarley Graham's Parents Drop Off Petition, Rally For Federal Investigation

Ramarley Graham’s Parents Drop Off Petition, Rally For Federal Investigation

by Raven Rakia on August 21 2014, 11:51AM

The petition has more than 33,000 signatures

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD Accused of Coverup in Death of Japanese Student

NYPD Accused of Coverup in Death of Japanese Student

by Kai Wright on August 21 2014, 10:43AM

The student’s family has obtained video that contradicts police reports of the night an NYPD cruiser struck and killed the young man.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Asian Americans Can Choose 'Invisibility, Complicity, or Resistance'

Following Ferguson: Asian Americans Can Choose ‘Invisibility, Complicity, or Resistance’

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2014, 7:00PM

What responsibility do non-black people of color have to speak up for justice?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Ferguson Matters for Non-Black Communities of Color, Too

Ferguson Matters for Non-Black Communities of Color, Too

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2014, 2:15PM

“When law enforcement trample on the rights of any group, we must all resist,” writes Deepa Iyer.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

LAPD Holds Back Shooting Victim Ezell Ford's Autopsy

LAPD Holds Back Shooting Victim Ezell Ford’s Autopsy

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2014, 5:17PM

Ford’s mother says her 25-year-old son was lying facedown on the ground when he was shot in the back by police.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Case for Body-Mounted Cameras on Cops

The Case for Body-Mounted Cameras on Cops

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2014, 12:14PM

Use of force dropped nearly 60 percent in one California district where cops started wearing cameras.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

President Obama: Eric Holder Heading to Ferguson That's 'Rightly Hurting'

President Obama: Eric Holder Heading to Ferguson That’s ‘Rightly Hurting’

by Julianne Hing on August 18 2014, 5:17PM

Otherwise, Obama repeats his remarks from last week.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Private Autopsy: Michael Brown Shot at Least Six Times

Private Autopsy: Michael Brown Shot at Least Six Times

by Julianne Hing on August 18 2014, 11:31AM

One bullet left at least five wounds in Brown’s body.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Fled Town 'Days Ago'

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Fled Town ‘Days Ago’

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2014, 4:05PM

Whose safety is the police department protecting?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Obama on Ferguson: 'No Excuse for Police to Use Excessive Force'

Obama on Ferguson: ‘No Excuse for Police to Use Excessive Force’

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2014, 1:11PM

“I know emotions are raw right now,” Obama said.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Police Dispatch Tapes From Michael Brown's Shooting

Police Dispatch Tapes From Michael Brown’s Shooting

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 4:03PM

Police call for crowd control support from neighboring precincts—but not for an ambulance for Brown.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

10 Tweets: Munitions in Ferguson

10 Tweets: Munitions in Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 1:42PM

The militarized streets of Ferguson are littered with tear gas canisters and rubber bullets.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Will Demanding Justice for Mike Brown Land You a Visit from the FBI?

Will Demanding Justice for Mike Brown Land You a Visit from the FBI?

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 11:27AM

‘Justice isn’t here right now.’

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Trial Underway for North Carolina Sheriff Accused of Targeting Hispanic Drivers

Trial Underway for North Carolina Sheriff Accused of Targeting Hispanic Drivers

by Carla Murphy on August 13 2014, 10:58AM

Jailed drivers in Alamance County were automatically transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW