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Ferguson Update: Audio of Michael Brown Shooting Authenticated

Ferguson Update: Audio of Michael Brown Shooting Authenticated

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 4:13PM

The audio, in which a pause between shots can be heard, could be a critical piece of evidence

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Ta-Nehisi Coates' New Book Club To Tackle Mass Incarceration

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Book Club To Tackle Mass Incarceration

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 1:10PM

Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow” is up first.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Black Oakland City Workers Find Noose on Truck

Black Oakland City Workers Find Noose on Truck

by Aura Bogado on August 28 2014, 11:36AM

Workers say racial tensions are high at the city work yard.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Black Ex-Police Chief May Become Missouri's Top Cop

Black Ex-Police Chief May Become Missouri’s Top Cop

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 10:57AM

If confirmed, Darren Isom would be the only African-American in Gov. Jay Nixon’s cabinet

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Learning From Ferguson: The Real Cost of Criminal Debt

Learning From Ferguson: The Real Cost of Criminal Debt

by Carla Murphy on August 27 2014, 12:49PM

How the poor in Ferguson and elsewhere are being used by courts and their cities

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom

Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2014, 6:04PM

#FergusonSyllabus comes to the classroom.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW, Schools & Youth

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