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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

NYPD's Lone Black Scuba Diver Files EEOC Complaint Over Racial Taunts on the Job

NYPD’s Lone Black Scuba Diver Files EEOC Complaint Over Racial Taunts on the Job

by Julianne Hing on March 4 2014, 5:13PM

“Black guys couldn’t swim,” the scuba-diving unit’s captain allegedly said to explain why he blocked Oscar Smith’s transfer.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Former Rikers Island Youth Inmate Opens Up About Solitary Confinement

Former Rikers Island Youth Inmate Opens Up About Solitary Confinement

by Julianne Hing on March 4 2014, 3:07PM

A new report on New York City’s use of solitary confinement for youth comes as the state is rolling back the practice.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

by Brentin Mock on March 4 2014, 2:32PM

The budget includes targeted funds for programs to reduce racial disparities in courts and prisons.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Economy, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

Indian-American Man Charged with Firebombing Synagogues

Indian-American Man Charged with Firebombing Synagogues

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2014, 9:42AM

Some community members say Aakash Dalal is being treated like a terrorist

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Lawsuit: Juvenile Solitary Confinement Blocks Education

Lawsuit: Juvenile Solitary Confinement Blocks Education

by Julianne Hing on March 3 2014, 11:46AM

Contra Costa County holds youth with disabilities in solitary confinement and denies them access to education, a federal lawsuit alleges.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth