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Carla Murphy

Carla Murphy
Carla Murphy is a reporter, editor and television producer who covers criminal justice, women's issues, income inequality, upward mobility, diasporas and international development. She has produced for BrianLehrer.Tv, reported from Haiti and written for Columbia Journalism Review, the Christian Science Monitor, the American Prospect, Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and the Daily Beast among others. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, she was born and raised in Barbados, W.I. and New York City. She tweets at @carlamurphy.

Do Body Cameras Actually Reduce Police Brutality Complaints?

Do Body Cameras Actually Reduce Police Brutality Complaints?

by Carla Murphy on December 10 2014, 3:45PM

Not if officers control the on/off switch, Fusion reports.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The White Conversation on Race

The White Conversation on Race

by Carla Murphy on December 9 2014, 2:58PM

Dumping Facebook friends isn’t enough. So Colorlines asked leaders working to create dialogue among white people about deeper solutions.

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[Video] ICYMI: President Obama's BET Interview on Race, Policing and National Protests

[Video] ICYMI: President Obama’s BET Interview on Race, Policing and National Protests

by Carla Murphy on December 9 2014, 12:56PM

“I’ll leave it to people to speculate on what I’m saying to myself or Michelle when we’re alone at night,” President Obama tells BET’s Jeff Johnson.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

[VIDEO] James Baldwin:

[VIDEO] James Baldwin: “I Can’t Afford Despair”

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2014, 5:10PM

A message for weary times

Topics: /NOW, Society

New York City Mayor Says, #BlackLivesMatter

New York City Mayor Says, #BlackLivesMatter

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2014, 2:30PM

Meanwhile, tensions flare between the mayor and the police union

Topics: /NOW, Society

New York Judge Releases Officer Pantaleo's Grand Jury Info--Kinda

New York Judge Releases Officer Pantaleo’s Grand Jury Info—Kinda

by Carla Murphy on December 4 2014, 3:49PM

Should protesters look for justice through the courts?

Topics: Criminal Justice

Cleveland Shooter of Tamir Rice Ruled Unfit for Duty

Cleveland Shooter of Tamir Rice Ruled Unfit for Duty

by Carla Murphy on December 4 2014, 11:45AM

Personnel file contains damning performance review of Officer Timothy Loehmann.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

#CrimingWhileWhite Trends After No Indictment in Eric Garner Case

#CrimingWhileWhite Trends After No Indictment in Eric Garner Case

by Carla Murphy on December 4 2014, 11:02AM

Twitter ‘confessional’ being called a great eye opener

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Black St. Louis Cops Issue Statement, Stand by Rams

Black St. Louis Cops Issue Statement, Stand by Rams

by Carla Murphy on December 3 2014, 2:32PM

Move by black cops directly counters that of the St. Louis Police Officers Association.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Chicago Approves New Minimum Wage: $13-an-Hour

Chicago Approves New Minimum Wage: $13-an-Hour

by Carla Murphy on December 3 2014, 10:43AM

Business owners are mobilizing nationally to counter the growing movement.

Topics: Labor, /NOW

Are Police Unions Choosing Labor Rights Over Public Safety?

Are Police Unions Choosing Labor Rights Over Public Safety?

by Carla Murphy on December 2 2014, 4:01PM

Some police unions protect the jobs and pensions of even police officers who have been disciplined

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Former NFL Player-Turned-Actor Terry Crews on What Makes a Man in 2014

Former NFL Player-Turned-Actor Terry Crews on What Makes a Man in 2014

by Carla Murphy on December 2 2014, 2:40PM

“Feminism scares men,” Crews says

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board

Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board

by Carla Murphy on December 1 2014, 5:26PM

Cosby, among Temple’s most famous alums, has been a board member since the 1980s.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chris Rock Talks Race Relations, Comedy And More

Chris Rock Talks Race Relations, Comedy And More

by Carla Murphy on December 1 2014, 12:01PM

“To say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress,” Chris Rock says.

Topics: Media, /NOW

[VIDEO] Ferguson Makes Black Friday Protests Different This Year

[VIDEO] Ferguson Makes Black Friday Protests Different This Year

by Carla Murphy on November 26 2014, 3:36PM

This year, Black Friday’s not just about shopping (or not); it’s about standing up against police brutality, too

Topics: Economy, /NOW

In Cleveland, Tamir Rice's Family Asks Police to Release Video

In Cleveland, Tamir Rice’s Family Asks Police to Release Video

by Carla Murphy on November 26 2014, 10:38AM

Announcement expected from police on video and audio evidence today 1 p.m. EST.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Here's A Preview of Darren Wilson's First TV Interview, Airing Tonight

Here’s A Preview of Darren Wilson’s First TV Interview, Airing Tonight

by Carla Murphy on November 25 2014, 4:13PM

Wilson reportedly says he would not do anything different that day.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

How Lesley McSpadden Learned About the Grand Jury's Decision

How Lesley McSpadden Learned About the Grand Jury’s Decision

by Carla Murphy on November 25 2014, 10:51AM

“What do you mean no indictment?!” McSpadden is reported to have said.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Grand Jury Does Not Indict Darren Wilson

Grand Jury Does Not Indict Darren Wilson

by Carla Murphy on November 24 2014, 8:55PM

The decision not to indict was widely expected

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Utah Police Kill More People than Gang Members

Utah Police Kill More People than Gang Members

by Carla Murphy on November 24 2014, 4:24PM

More attention is being paid, nationally, to police use of force

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW