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Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 7:00AM

Young, black men in Chicago are far more likely to be touched by violent crime than any other group. But they’re not innocent enough to get the help they need to recover.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health

Eric Garner's Death Ruled a Homicide

Eric Garner’s Death Ruled a Homicide

by Aura Bogado on August 1 2014, 3:53PM

The Department of Justice is also keeping tabs on the case

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

No Charges for NYPD Cops Who Killed Kimani Gray

No Charges for NYPD Cops Who Killed Kimani Gray

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2014, 11:36AM

Gray was 16.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Out of Prison, but Not Free [Video] Play

Out of Prison, but Not Free [Video]

by Kai Wright on July 31 2014, 7:00AM

Men leaving Louisiana’s infamous Angola penitentiary describe the emotional and psychological hurdles they face after years of incarceration.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice

Mother Sues U.S. Border Patrol in Slain Son's Death

Mother Sues U.S. Border Patrol in Slain Son’s Death

by Julianne Hing on July 29 2014, 4:55PM

Border Patrol officers killed 15 people between 2011 and 2012 alone.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

'Hogtying' of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions

‘Hogtying’ of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions

by Julianne Hing on July 25 2014, 3:29PM

More than one in four incarcerated youth say they’ve been physically restrained before.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2014, 1:58PM

Youth in juvenile detention are at much greater risk for suicide than young people in the general population.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Video: The War on Drugs and War on Immigrants Are Intertwined

Video: The War on Drugs and War on Immigrants Are Intertwined

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2014, 11:49AM

The criminalization of black and immigrant communities uniquely impacts one oft-ignored group: black immigrants.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Revelations of U.S. Spying on American Muslims Don't Surprise Muslims

Revelations of U.S. Spying on American Muslims Don’t Surprise Muslims

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2014, 5:16PM

“It is not silence that will keep the government from overstepping its bounds.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW

Renisha McBride Murder Trial Begins Today

Renisha McBride Murder Trial Begins Today

by Carla Murphy on July 21 2014, 10:29AM

McBride’s murder has drawn attention for similarities to Trayvon Martin’s

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Marlene Pinnock Files Lawsuit Over Freeway Beating

Marlene Pinnock Files Lawsuit Over Freeway Beating

by Julianne Hing on July 18 2014, 11:51AM

The CHP officer caught pummeling Pinnock with punches used excessive force, the lawsuit claims.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

'Crack Baby' Hysteria Returns

‘Crack Baby’ Hysteria Returns

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 18 2014, 7:00AM

Same myth, different drugs—and still used to criminalize mothers of color.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Study: Black Men No Better, Sometimes Worse Off Than in 1960s

Study: Black Men No Better, Sometimes Worse Off Than in 1960s

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2014, 12:40PM

Thanks to the prison boom.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, /NOW

NYT: Violent Abuse of the Mentally Ill Is Routine, Widespread at Rikers Island

NYT: Violent Abuse of the Mentally Ill Is Routine, Widespread at Rikers Island

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2014, 12:48PM

Last year, 129 inmates were severely beaten in altercations with guards at the New York City jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Marlene Pinnock's Freeway Beating Revives Talk of Officers' Responsibilities

Marlene Pinnock’s Freeway Beating Revives Talk of Officers’ Responsibilities

by Julianne Hing on July 11 2014, 2:44PM

Cops aren’t social workers, but they are first responders.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years

by Aura Bogado on July 9 2014, 1:42PM

He reports to federal prison in September

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Family Plans Lawsuit After CHP Officer's Violent Freeway Beating of a Black Woman

Family Plans Lawsuit After CHP Officer’s Violent Freeway Beating of a Black Woman

by Julianne Hing on July 7 2014, 3:01PM

The family of Marlene Pinnock is demanding answers and legal justice after a California highway patrol officer beat her on a Los Angeles freeway

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

California's 'Ban the Box' Law Could Aid 7 Million Job Seekers

California’s ‘Ban the Box’ Law Could Aid 7 Million Job Seekers

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 4:01PM

Twelve states have adopted legislation to stop the automatic exclusion of job seekers with criminal backgrounds.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Labor, /NOW

Well, Just How Bad Are Alabama's Prisons?

Well, Just How Bad Are Alabama’s Prisons?

by Carla Murphy on June 26 2014, 10:20AM

A five-month investigation goes in depth

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Friends Raise Funds to Honor Undocumented Trans Activist After 'Suspicious' Death

Friends Raise Funds to Honor Undocumented Trans Activist After ‘Suspicious’ Death

by Aura Bogado on June 20 2014, 2:41PM

The cause of Zoraida Reyes’s death has yet to be determined.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW