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The Onion: White Girl Sentenced To Trial As Black Adult

The Onion: White Girl Sentenced To Trial As Black Adult

by Jamilah King on January 24 2011, 11:05AM

Because sometimes all you can do is laugh.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Investigations Force Feds to Revisit Murders of Civil Rights Era

Investigations Force Feds to Revisit Murders of Civil Rights Era

by Benjamin Greenberg on January 12 2011, 10:17AM

There were many more killings than those of activists. A Louisiana black businessman’s murder is the latest case reporters have reopened.

Topics: Criminal Justice, History

Georgia to Investigate Reports of Prisoner Abuse

Georgia to Investigate Reports of Prisoner Abuse

by Julianne Hing on January 7 2011, 3:39PM

The news comes weeks after inmates used cell phones to stage massive work stoppages.

Topics: Criminal Justice

San Francisco Cops Caught on Tape Shooting Man in Wheelchair

San Francisco Cops Caught on Tape Shooting Man in Wheelchair

by Jamilah King on January 6 2011, 11:21AM

After two police shootings in as many weeks, department brass hope Tasers can salvage city morale.

Topics: Criminal Justice

NAACP: Georgia Prison Guards Beat Inmates in Retaliatory Violence

NAACP: Georgia Prison Guards Beat Inmates in Retaliatory Violence

by Julianne Hing on January 4 2011, 4:22PM

New reports surface weeks after inmates staged massive strikes at four Georgia prisons.

Topics: Criminal Justice

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