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U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island's Treatment of Teen Inmates

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island’s Treatment of Teen Inmates

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 1:44PM

Rikers’ youngest inmates were routinely abused and put in solitary confinement.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Hundreds of Los Angeles Lawyers Die-In for Black Lives

Hundreds of Los Angeles Lawyers Die-In for Black Lives

by Aura Bogado on December 18 2014, 1:12PM

They weathered December rain on the superior courthouse steps.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

When It Comes to Sports Protests, Are T-Shirts Enough?

When It Comes to Sports Protests, Are T-Shirts Enough?

by Jamilah King on December 18 2014, 11:00AM

More and more elite athletes are making symbolic statements about police violence against black people. It’s up to us to listen.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 1:02PM

They “are not a panacea,” Mayor Eric Garcetti noted.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 6:33PM

A culture of abuse has ruled Los Angeles county jails.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Cleveland Police Union President Says Tamir Rice Killing Justified

Cleveland Police Union President Says Tamir Rice Killing Justified

by Carla Murphy on December 16 2014, 10:54AM

Says Rice was an imminent lethal threat to officers

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

[Video] NFL Football Player Slammed By Cleveland Police Union, Responds

[Video] NFL Football Player Slammed By Cleveland Police Union, Responds

by Carla Murphy on December 15 2014, 5:45PM

“The thought of what happened to Tamir Rice happening to my little Austin scares the living hell outta me,” Hawkins says

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Proposed Bill Would Mandate Federal Data Collection on Cop Killings

Proposed Bill Would Mandate Federal Data Collection on Cop Killings

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2014, 4:04PM

The current data available is incomplete.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

LIVE: Watch Protesters Shut Down the Oakland Police Department

LIVE: Watch Protesters Shut Down the Oakland Police Department

by Aura Bogado on December 15 2014, 11:59AM

Demonstrators have chained themselves to the entrance of the station.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

FBI Will Investigate Lennon Lacy's Hanging Death in North Carolina

FBI Will Investigate Lennon Lacy’s Hanging Death in North Carolina

by Carla Murphy on December 15 2014, 11:11AM

Family speculates their son may have been lynched.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff's Department

In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff’s Department

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2014, 7:00AM

Amidst protests around the nation, Los Angeles takes one step forward on police accountability.

Topics: Criminal Justice

North Carolina Family Wants Feds to Investigate Black Teen's Hanging Death

North Carolina Family Wants Feds to Investigate Black Teen’s Hanging Death

by Carla Murphy on December 12 2014, 12:58PM

Local Bladenboro officials ruled the hanging of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy a suicide. His family and the local NAACP are asking if he was lynched.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Thurgood Marshall Condemned Chokeholds in 1983

Thurgood Marshall Condemned Chokeholds in 1983

by Ian Haney Lopez on December 12 2014, 7:00AM

The Supreme Court justice denounced police chokeholds 30 years ago. Why are we still having the same conversation?

Topics: Criminal Justice

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

BART Cop Involved in Oscar Grant's Shooting Won't Get His Job Back

BART Cop Involved in Oscar Grant’s Shooting Won’t Get His Job Back

by Julianne Hing on December 9 2014, 5:53PM

Pirone kneed Grant in the head in the moments before Grant was killed.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Complaints of NYPD Misconduct Hit All-Time High

Complaints of NYPD Misconduct Hit All-Time High

by Julianne Hing on December 9 2014, 5:07PM

For a total of $315 million paid out between 2006 and 2012.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

[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

Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules--With Big Exceptions

Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules—With Big Exceptions

by Julianne Hing on December 8 2014, 11:59AM

The Department of Homeland Security hold onto key exemptions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, National Security, /NOW

More Than 80 #ThisStopsToday Actions Planned Nationwide for Thursday

More Than 80 #ThisStopsToday Actions Planned Nationwide for Thursday

by Aura Bogado on December 4 2014, 4:11PM

Actions are taking place in 29 states plus the District of Columbia. Here’s where to find them.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

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