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When Police Kill, Should They Judge Themselves?

When Police Kill, Should They Judge Themselves?

by Carla Murphy on April 24 2014, 12:15PM

Wisc. first in the nation to say, no

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Obama and Holder to Expand Clemency for Unfair Prison Sentences

Obama and Holder to Expand Clemency for Unfair Prison Sentences

by Brentin Mock on April 21 2014, 1:44PM

The Obama Administration wants to free more people unfairly imprisoned from jail

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Concussion Studies: From NFL Players to Jailed Youth

Concussion Studies: From NFL Players to Jailed Youth

by Carla Murphy on April 21 2014, 10:03AM

New research looks at high rates of concussions among jailed youth

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

by Brentin Mock on April 18 2014, 10:01AM

Anyone with drug felony convictions in Virginia will now be eligible for automatic voting rights restoration.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW

Prison Rape: Getting From Punchline to Serious Crime

Prison Rape: Getting From Punchline to Serious Crime

by Carla Murphy on April 18 2014, 7:00AM

A status check on the under-reported effort to protect prisoners from sexual violence

Topics: Criminal Justice

NYPD Disbands Muslim-Spying Unit

NYPD Disbands Muslim-Spying Unit

by Carla Murphy on April 15 2014, 5:15PM

Does this mean the end of post-9/11 dragnet tactics?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Gun Violence Spikes in Chicago, Again

Gun Violence Spikes in Chicago, Again

by Carla Murphy on April 15 2014, 12:05PM

What’s to be done about it?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

How the Outcome of the Muslim Spying Case Impacts Everyone

How the Outcome of the Muslim Spying Case Impacts Everyone

by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh on April 15 2014, 7:00AM

Attorney Omar Farah argues that the dismissal of Hassan v. New York carves out an exception to basic protections that can easily be applied to any other group.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Calif. Leads on Making Crime Victims of Color Visible

Calif. Leads on Making Crime Victims of Color Visible

by Carla Murphy on April 14 2014, 10:05AM

Victims in high crime areas don’t receive as much attention as perpetrators

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

AG Holder Tweaks F.B.I. Racial Profiling Rules

AG Holder Tweaks F.B.I. Racial Profiling Rules

by Carla Murphy on April 10 2014, 10:48AM

Compromise rules hold implications for U.S. Muslim and Latino communities in particular

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New York Governor Drops Prison Education Plan

New York Governor Drops Prison Education Plan

by Carla Murphy on April 7 2014, 2:42PM

Defeat demonstrates continued resistance to prison reform

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD (Finally) Gets Independent Oversight

NYPD (Finally) Gets Independent Oversight

by Carla Murphy on March 28 2014, 5:55PM

Impact remains to be seen on NJ Muslims seeking to end NYPD surveillance of their communities

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Middle Eastern Man Killed Outside Home Depot

Middle Eastern Man Killed Outside Home Depot

by Carla Murphy on March 27 2014, 5:15PM

Police believe murder was racially motivated

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Black Woman, 74, Freed After 32 Years In Prison

Black Woman, 74, Freed After 32 Years In Prison

by Carla Murphy on March 26 2014, 4:47PM

Mary Virginia Jones served time for a murder committed by an abusive boyfriend

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

How Bad Is the Black-White Disparity In Your State's Drug Arrest Rate?

How Bad Is the Black-White Disparity In Your State’s Drug Arrest Rate?

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2014, 2:23PM

Today the ACLU launched The Uncovery for folks to track exactly that.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Studies Point to 'Access to Justice Gap' Among Low-Income and Immigrant Communities

Studies Point to ‘Access to Justice Gap’ Among Low-Income and Immigrant Communities

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 3:41PM

A new ‘Justice Index’ shows states in the South and Midwest are sorely lacking in access to civil legal counsel.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The War on Drugs Continues to Keep Prisons Full

The War on Drugs Continues to Keep Prisons Full

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 12:16PM

More than half of those currently incarcerated are there because of drug offenses.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Drug War, /NOW

Border Patrol Use of Force Rules: Shooting at Rock-Throwers Still OK

Border Patrol Use of Force Rules: Shooting at Rock-Throwers Still OK

by Julianne Hing on March 10 2014, 2:31PM

The guidelines come after years of criticism of Border Patrol officers’ deadly shootings along the border.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Former Black Panther Marshall 'Eddie' Conway Released After 44 Years in Prison

Former Black Panther Marshall ‘Eddie’ Conway Released After 44 Years in Prison

by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 2:53PM

After numerous campaigns, and consistent denial of the charges against him, the 68-year-old is now free.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Senate Blocks Obama's Pick for New Civil Rights Chief

Senate Blocks Obama’s Pick for New Civil Rights Chief

by Brentin Mock on March 5 2014, 1:12PM

Former NAACP LDF attorney Debo Adegbile is blocked on racial grounds.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics, Politics