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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

America's Millions of Disenfranchised, Largely Black Voters Infographic

America’s Millions of Disenfranchised, Largely Black Voters

by Hatty Lee, Jamilah King on November 2 2010, 5:21PM

Black men have lost voting rights to criminal justice at a rate seven times that of the national average.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Politics

Johannes Mehserle Speaks

Johannes Mehserle Speaks

by Julianne Hing on October 29 2010, 5:02PM

Emotions build as the former BART cop awaits sentencing next week.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

NPR Investigation: Private Prison Companies Helped Write SB 1070

NPR Investigation: Private Prison Companies Helped Write SB 1070

by on October 28 2010, 1:00PM

Industry saw model bill to create “enhanced opportunities” for driving profits.

Topics: ALEC, Criminal Justice, Immigration

Communities Remember Victims of Police Violence--and Demand Reform Photo

Communities Remember Victims of Police Violence—and Demand Reform

by Hatty Lee, Julianne Hing on October 23 2010, 12:11PM

As rallies mark National Anti-Police Brutality, we look back on this year’s high-profile killings.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Government Snoops Use Facebook. The Only Question is, for What?

Government Snoops Use Facebook. The Only Question is, for What?

by on October 19 2010, 10:47AM

A watchdog’s suit is jarring open the once hidden, unregulated world of online surveillance.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Luis Ramirez's Attackers Face Life for the Hate Crime Death

Luis Ramirez’s Attackers Face Life for the Hate Crime Death

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2010, 5:20PM

Justice Department stepped into prosecute after they were acquitted on murder charges.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Appeals Court Orders Sheriff Arpaio to Be Humane

Appeals Court Orders Sheriff Arpaio to Be Humane

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2010, 1:14PM

No sheriff, you can’t go back to feeding prisoners rotten food.

Topics: Criminal Justice

New Orleans Cops' Unspoken Stop and Frisk Quota

New Orleans Cops’ Unspoken Stop and Frisk Quota

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2010, 4:10PM

The more police harass civilians, the better their performance is graded.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Ex-BART Cop Mehserle Demands New Trial in Oscar Grant Killing

Ex-BART Cop Mehserle Demands New Trial in Oscar Grant Killing

by Julianne Hing on October 4 2010, 6:28PM

Says he didn’t get a fair shake from his out-of-city trial and involuntary manslaughter conviction for shooting an unarmed man.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Cases to Watch for the Most Conservative Supreme Court in Years

Cases to Watch for the Most Conservative Supreme Court in Years

by Victor Goode on October 4 2010, 10:35AM

Immigration, prison overcrowding, prosecutorial overreaching and the culture wars are all on the docket.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration

It's Official: Lax Gun Control Laws Lead to More Crime

It’s Official: Lax Gun Control Laws Lead to More Crime

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 30 2010, 1:40PM

A new report may put programs like New York’s controversial stop and frisk under new scrutiny.

Topics: Criminal Justice