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FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Sikh, Hindu and Arab-Americans

FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Sikh, Hindu and Arab-Americans

by Carla Murphy on March 27 2015, 12:27PM

Activists say better reporting will also help with prevention.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

What L.A. Groups Want in Their Sheriff's Civilian Oversight

What L.A. Groups Want in Their Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight

by Julianne Hing on March 26 2015, 3:00PM

Dignity and Power Now weighs in as planning gets underway.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

What Wisconsin's Outside Probes of Police Can and Can't Do

What Wisconsin’s Outside Probes of Police Can and Can’t Do

by Julianne Hing on March 25 2015, 2:40PM

Wisconsin was the first state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring independent investigations into police shootings of civilians. Has it worked?

Topics: Criminal Justice

New Haven Police Chief Personally Apologizes to Teen

New Haven Police Chief Personally Apologizes to Teen

by Aura Bogado on March 25 2015, 1:25PM

Teandrea Cornelius, 15, was slammed to the ground by a cop.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

North Carolina Bill Criminalizes Drug-Addicted New Moms

North Carolina Bill Criminalizes Drug-Addicted New Moms

by Carla Murphy on March 25 2015, 12:19PM

The discredited War on Drugs continues

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Growing Calls for Police Reform in Philadelphia and Chicago

Growing Calls for Police Reform in Philadelphia and Chicago

by Carla Murphy on March 24 2015, 4:34PM

Two new reports released this week back them up.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Milwaukee Panel Upholds Firing of Officer in Dontre Hamilton Shooting

Milwaukee Panel Upholds Firing of Officer in Dontre Hamilton Shooting

by Carla Murphy on March 24 2015, 11:36AM

Is it enough?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

San Francisco Police Officers Investigated for Sending Racist Texts

San Francisco Police Officers Investigated for Sending Racist Texts

by Carla Murphy on March 16 2015, 11:07AM

Text messages include “White power,” and the N-word.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Guess Who's Editing the Wiki Pages of Police Brutality Victims. The NYPD

Guess Who’s Editing the Wiki Pages of Police Brutality Victims. The NYPD

by Carla Murphy on March 13 2015, 11:55AM

Computer IP addresses trace back to police headquarters.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Sentenced in Immigration Fraud Case

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Sentenced in Immigration Fraud Case

by Julianne Hing on March 12 2015, 3:40PM

The Palestinian activist fought a politicized case.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Fine-Friendly Ferguson Judge Owes $170K in Back Taxes

Fine-Friendly Ferguson Judge Owes $170K in Back Taxes

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2015, 4:23PM

How ‘bout that.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Racist E-mails Aren't the Worst Thing in the DOJ's Ferguson Report

Racist E-mails Aren’t the Worst Thing in the DOJ’s Ferguson Report

by Carla Murphy on March 5 2015, 1:42PM

The city of Ferguson effectively stole from working-class and poor African-Americans. Can they recoup the loss?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, /NOW

[Video] What 'Ferguson' Means for Black Men, Ages 5 to 50

[Video] What ‘Ferguson’ Means for Black Men, Ages 5 to 50

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2015, 5:19PM

Like the DOJ’s Ferguson report, not too many surprises, here.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Eric Holder Blasts Ferguson's 'Disturbing' Pattern of Racial Bias

Eric Holder Blasts Ferguson’s ‘Disturbing’ Pattern of Racial Bias

by Julianne Hing on March 4 2015, 4:08PM

Little surprise here.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

[Video] Debunking the Myth That Black Men Are Immune to Harm

[Video] Debunking the Myth That Black Men Are Immune to Harm

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2015, 7:00AM

There’s a new conversation happening about how the trauma of violent crime affects black boys and men. At the center: their humanity.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health

Tamir Rice's Family Responds to Cleveland Court Filing

Tamir Rice’s Family Responds to Cleveland Court Filing

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2015, 6:36PM

Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson apologized for the city’s “insensitivity.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Justice Department Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson Traffic Stops

Justice Department Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson Traffic Stops

by Carla Murphy on March 2 2015, 10:05AM

It’s the third report in two years to find discriminatory practice by police

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Senate Committee Clears Path for Loretta Lynch

Senate Committee Clears Path for Loretta Lynch

by Carla Murphy on February 27 2015, 10:43AM

Lynch is expected to become the first African-American female attorney general of the United States.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Prison Rape: One Black 20-Year-Old Shares His Devastating Story

Prison Rape: One Black 20-Year-Old Shares His Devastating Story

by Carla Murphy on February 26 2015, 12:01PM

A look at what happens to very young men serving time in adult prisons.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Border Patrol Officers Test Out Body-Mounted Cameras

Border Patrol Officers Test Out Body-Mounted Cameras

by Julianne Hing on February 20 2015, 5:36PM

As an accountability mechanism.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW