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Study: Where Stop-and-Frisk Goes, Trauma Follows

Study: Where Stop-and-Frisk Goes, Trauma Follows

by Julianne Hing on October 22 2014, 2:14PM

In the first survey of young men on stop-and-frisk’s impact on their mental health.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, /NOW

One Lawyer Keeps the Pressure On For Criminal Justice Reform

One Lawyer Keeps the Pressure On For Criminal Justice Reform

by Carla Murphy on October 21 2014, 3:16PM

With 2.2 million people incarcerated, Bryan Stevenson keeps asking, Is that what justice looks like?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Rikers Island Jail Spends About $100K Per Inmate Annually

Rikers Island Jail Spends About $100K Per Inmate Annually

by Carla Murphy on October 17 2014, 5:51PM

Costs rose as inmate population declined 18 percent.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

For One Black Muslim, a Prison Sentence for Refusing FBI Informant Recruitment

For One Black Muslim, a Prison Sentence for Refusing FBI Informant Recruitment

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2014, 4:59PM

Connecting the dots between COINTELPRO and modern-day domestic surveillance of Muslims.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW

Gunshot Residue Found on Vonderrit Myers, Police Say

Gunshot Residue Found on Vonderrit Myers, Police Say

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2014, 12:07PM

The St. Louis Police Association calls the teen “no angel.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Watch: Stop-and-Frisk and Police-Community Relations in the U.S.

Watch: Stop-and-Frisk and Police-Community Relations in the U.S.

by Carla Murphy on October 15 2014, 11:04AM

Livestream begins today at 12 p.m. EST.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In Ferguson, a Secretive, Federal Team of Racial Conflict Mediators

In Ferguson, a Secretive, Federal Team of Racial Conflict Mediators

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2014, 3:06PM

They’re called the Community Relations Service.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Brooklyn D.A. Investigates Video Showing Cop Taking Money from Man

Brooklyn D.A. Investigates Video Showing Cop Taking Money from Man

by Aura Bogado on October 10 2014, 11:50AM

Lamard Joye wasn’t arrested and he never got his money back.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Boston Has a Stop-And-Frisk Problem, New ACLU Report Says

Boston Has a Stop-And-Frisk Problem, New ACLU Report Says

by Carla Murphy on October 8 2014, 5:43PM

Could reform be on the horizon?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Video Captures NYPD Beating Unarmed 16-Year-Old

New Video Captures NYPD Beating Unarmed 16-Year-Old

by Carla Murphy on October 8 2014, 1:10PM

A grand jury could meet next week to assess criminal charges for two officer.s

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

$75 Million Suit Being Filed by Eric Garner's Family

$75 Million Suit Being Filed by Eric Garner’s Family

by Carla Murphy on October 7 2014, 5:02PM

Medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Supreme Court's Sour Record on Civil Rights, Racial Justice

Supreme Court’s Sour Record on Civil Rights, Racial Justice

by Julianne Hing on October 6 2014, 4:07PM

It’s back-to-court day for the High Court.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Aniya Parker and an Epidemic of Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

Aniya Parker and an Epidemic of Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

by Jamilah King on October 6 2014, 1:49PM

Parker is the eighth transgender woman of color to be killed since the begining of June.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Demands for Police Accountability

In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Demands for Police Accountability

by Aura Bogado on October 3 2014, 7:00AM

The mostly Latino and Chinese neighborhood is the latest site of protests against police brutality.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely for George Zimmerman

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely for George Zimmerman

by Julianne Hing on October 2 2014, 1:41PM

A long quest for elusive justice.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Free After 3 Years: Chicago's Jon Burge Who Tortured 100 Black Men

Free After 3 Years: Chicago’s Jon Burge Who Tortured 100 Black Men

by Carla Murphy on October 2 2014, 12:58PM

Burge, 66, will be released to a halfway house in Tampa, Florida.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In Jordan Davis Retrial, Florida Jury Says, 'Guilty'

In Jordan Davis Retrial, Florida Jury Says, ‘Guilty’

by Carla Murphy on October 1 2014, 5:05PM

Michael Dunn now faces possibility of life without parole.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Inmates and Families Charged to Send, Spend Their Own Money

Inmates and Families Charged to Send, Spend Their Own Money

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 3:43PM

Making money off of inmates is big business.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Rikers Island Will End Solitary Confinement for Its Youngest Inmates

Rikers Island Will End Solitary Confinement for Its Youngest Inmates

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 2:06PM

Inmates aged 16 and 17 will no longer be held in solitary confinement.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Marlene Pinnock's Settlement Could Shift Cop Accountability

Marlene Pinnock’s Settlement Could Shift Cop Accountability

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2014, 4:10PM

Pinnock’s attorney vows: “I’m not done.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW