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.
by Julianne Hing on June 23 2010, 9:35AM
Johannes Mehserle’s defense kicks off with a combative, emotional exchange with Grant’s friend over what really happened on the BART platform that deadly night.
by Julianne Hing on June 22 2010, 6:40AM
The voters of Fremont, Nebraska, have made their town of 25,000 famous by passing the latest anti-immigrant law authored by the lobbyist who wrote SB 1070.
by Julianne Hing on June 21 2010, 5:30PM
Keecha Williams testified that the fight on her train was typical New Year’s Eve fare, and that the fight Grant supposedly had with other people on the train was not unusually violent.
by Julianne Hing on June 21 2010, 12:00PM
Bay Area police convened for a day-long training on arrest and crowd control techniques. They simulated violence by having plain clothes officers throw objects at police.
by Julianne Hing on June 18 2010, 7:29PM
Pirone could not remember how Grant got from his knees onto the floor of the platform. “It’s like trying to unscramble an egg,” Pirone said by way of explaining his fuzzy memories.
by Julianne Hing on June 18 2010, 9:46AM
Eyewitnesses’ cell phone videos show that Oscar Grant and his friends were compliant with transit cops and did not resist their orders.
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
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…
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,…
by Julianne Hing on June 10 2010, 7:29PM
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…
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.
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
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…
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…