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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorines.com covering immigration, education, criminal justice, and occasionally fashion and pop culture. In 2009 Julianne was the recipient of USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism fellowship, which funded a reporting project on the impacts of criminal deportation on immigrant families. She has covered police brutality issues from Oakland to New Orleans and in the summer of 2010 reported for Colorlines from the courtroom where Oscar Grant's killer, BART cop Johannes Mehserle, faced trial. Julianne became politically active in high school, and started organizing students in college around access and affordability issues. She earned her B.A. in social ecology at the University of California, Irvine, where she edited Jaded magazine, named 2007 Publication of the Year by Campus Progress. Julianne’s writing has appeared on AlterNet, Truthout, Hyphen Magazine's blog, The American Prospect's blog TAPPED and Ta-Nehisi Coates' blog at The Atlantic, Racialicious, The Root and New America Media.

Julianne tweets at @juliannehing.

DA: No Cop Pulls a Gun on Accident

DA: No Cop Pulls a Gun on Accident

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2010, 9:30AM

A retired BART patrol officer walked the courtroom through the four safety features in the gun Mehserle used that would have prevented the weapon from accidentally being shot.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Five New Orleans Cops Indicted in Post-Katrina Killing

Five New Orleans Cops Indicted in Post-Katrina Killing

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2010, 1:41PM

A federal grand jury has indicted five New Orleans police officers, three current and two former, on 11 counts of misconduct and wrongdoing in the shooting and subsequent coverup of Henry Glover’s death following Katrina. On Friday, David Warren, the…

Topics: Criminal Justice

The Border Violence Lie Infographic

The Border Violence Lie

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on June 14 2010, 12:00PM

Politicos justify our increasingly militarized southern border by pointing to public safety. But the only violent spike on record is the death of unarmed civilians.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

FBI Opens Civil Rights Probe on Border Patrol Shooting

FBI Opens Civil Rights Probe on Border Patrol Shooting

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2010, 11:42AM

Scene where Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was shot dead underneath the border crossing in El Paso June 7, 2010. On Friday, the FBI added a civil rights investigation to its ongoing probe into last week’s Border Patrol shooting of 15-year-old…

Topics: Immigration

Trying To Win An Election In Arizona? Propose Tent Cities

Trying To Win An Election In Arizona? Propose Tent Cities

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2010, 1:43PM

The Arizona gubernatorial primaries aren’t till August, but GOP candidates hoping to best current frontrunner Governor Jan Brewer need to start picking up the pace if they want to make a dent in her solid polling numbers. Enter Dean Martin,…

Topics: Immigration

BP Cleanup Worker Health Issues Add Up, And So Do Claims

BP Cleanup Worker Health Issues Add Up, And So Do Claims

by Julianne Hing on June 10 2010, 7:29PM

Topics: Environment

Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Teen Pulled Gun First [Video]

by Julianne Hing on June 10 2010, 1:25PM

Univision obtained a cell phone video showing that the Border Patrol agent who killed 14-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca pulled his gun long before rocks were thrown. The video shows the agent riding on his bike when he stops…

Topics: Immigration

Oscar Grant Took Photo of Mehserle Holding Taser Gun

Oscar Grant Took Photo of Mehserle Holding Taser Gun

by Julianne Hing on June 10 2010, 11:35AM

Minutes before he was killed, Oscar Grant used his sister’s cell phone to take a photo of BART cop Johannes Mehserle holding and pointing his Taser at him.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

No Black Jurors In Oscar Grant Trial, But It Might Not Matter Anyway

by Julianne Hing on June 9 2010, 7:26PM

The 18 jurors in the Oscar Grant trial—six are alternates—have been selected, and none of them are Black. News of the jury’s racial composition has angered community members and the Grant family. “It feels like we already have lost,” Traci…

Topics: Criminal Justice

Conflicting Reports Of Border Patrol Shooting

by Julianne Hing on June 9 2010, 6:27PM

FBI officials and eyewitnesses agree that rocks were thrown Monday evening right before a Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 15-year-old boy who was on the Mexican side of the El Paso-Juarez border. They also agree that the slain…

Topics: Immigration

Anger, But No Shock at Border Patrol Shooting of Teen

by Julianne Hing on June 8 2010, 7:35PM

Maria del Rosario and Maria Guadalupe Huereca, sister and mother of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca. Last night a 14-year-old boy named Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca on the Mexican side of the El Paso-Juarez border was shot and killed by a…

Topics: Immigration

Border Patrol Kills Mexican Teen Near El Paso, Texas

by Julianne Hing on June 8 2010, 11:42AM

UPDATE 3:50PM ET: A city spokesperson from teenage victim Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca’s hometown of Juarez condemned the shooting, saying that Hernandez was with other friends playing around the international Paso del Norte bridge. CNN reports that Hernandez, who was…

Topics: Immigration

Israel Rejects U.N. Inquiry; Four More Killed in Gaza Waters

by Julianne Hing on June 7 2010, 3:38PM

This morning, Israeli forces killed four men who were diving in the waters of the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian militant group claimed the men as its members and Israel Defense Force spokespeople said the four men were “on their way…

Topics: Global Affairs

BART Cop Mehserle's Defense: Push Race to the Sidelines

BART Cop Mehserle’s Defense: Push Race to the Sidelines

by Julianne Hing on June 7 2010, 12:47PM

Judge Robert Perry will rule soon on two motions filed by Mehserle’s attorney Michael Rains, who is trying to keep jurors from hearing about an exchange between another BART cop and Oscar Grant minutes before Mehserle shot 22-year-old Grant

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Friday Twitter Break: Arizona Just Can't Give Racism A Rest

Friday Twitter Break: Arizona Just Can’t Give Racism A Rest

by Julianne Hing on June 4 2010, 5:59PM

What is going on? As if the ongoing BP disaster at the Gulf Coast weren’t enough, Arizona decided it couldn’t let the weekend get started without reminding us exactly how small-minded and backwards it can be. The Onion could not…

Topics: Technology

Will A College Degree From Wal-Mart Be Worth The Price?

by Julianne Hing on June 4 2010, 1:19PM

Employees at Wal-Mart will soon be able to sign up for undergraduate classes through a partnership with the for-profit American Public University, Wal-Mart announced yesterday. It’s an innovative program, to be sure, but not without its dangers, especially when it…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Oscar Grant Jurors Asked, Can You Overlook Race?

Oscar Grant Jurors Asked, Can You Overlook Race?

by Julianne Hing on June 4 2010, 9:53AM

A selection of 200 potential jurors for the trial of former BART officer Johannes Mehserle were interviewed for this week and asked to fill out a 14-page survey asking them about their attitudes on race and police.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Jan Brewer, Obama Have A “Cordial” Chat About SB1070

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2010, 4:23PM

UPDATE 6:30pm ET In her post-meeting press conference, Jan Brewer commented on the ongoing boycott efforts against Arizona. “At this point in time, I don’t think we have felt any of that impact,” she said. Not according to Phoenix Mayor…

Topics: Immigration

Even Border Patrol Says: Talk of Border Violence Overblown

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2010, 12:00PM

You wouldn’t know it from the way Republicans like Senator John McCain and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer talk about the U.S.-Mexico border, but the region is not the lawless, violence-ridden land it’s portrayed to be. At least not according to…

Topics: Immigration

Jan Brewer’s Daddy Died Fighting Nazis…Ten Years After WWII Ended

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2010, 10:18AM

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who will be meeting with President Obama today in Washington, D.C. to discuss immigration issues in her state, was caught in a little lie yesterday. Brewer, who was obviously speaking from the heart, told a reporter…

Topics: Immigration