Criminal Justice

READ: Trans Latina Activist Bamby Salcedo Explores Justice After Hate Crime

by Sameer Rao on Sep 3, 2015 4:41PM

The California-based activist penned a searing piece for Fusion detailing an assault where justice was served, as well as the steps it took for that to happen. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

North Carolina Finally Compensates Two Brothers Wrongfully Imprisoned for Three Decades

by Sameer Rao on Sep 3, 2015 3:50PM

After a harrowing three decades of false imprisonment for a crime they did not commit, two brothers have been compensated $750,000 each by North Carolina. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Criminal Justice

In Lawsuit, Black and Latino Cops Say NYPD Punished Them for Saying No to Racial Profiling

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 3, 2015 1:52PM

NYPD officers say discriminatory arrest and ticket quotas are still in effect.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Criminal Justice

Baltimore PD Arrests Activist Kwame Rose During Freddie Gray Pre-Trial Protest

by Sameer Rao on Sep 2, 2015 4:42PM

Also, the judge denied a motion to dismiss the charges against the officers accused of killing Gray in police custody. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Criminal Justice

California Prisons Can No Longer Lock Offenders in Solitary Confinement for Decades

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 1, 2015 4:01PM

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that pit prison officials against 500+ offenders who had been in solitary confinement for more than a decade.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

Black Lives Matter Refuses Democratic National Committee Endorsement

by Sameer Rao on Sep 1, 2015 12:01PM

“We do not now, nor have we ever, endorsed or affiliated with the Democratic Party, or with any party.”

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't On

by Words by Rosana Cruz. Graphics by Aura Bogado on Aug 28, 2015 1:17PM

For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Labor, Immigration, History, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

INFOGRAPHIC: Race and Recovery 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

by Infographic by Miriam Zoila Pérez. Introduction by Akiba Solomon. on Aug 27, 2015 2:34PM

A stark, by-the-numbers look at race and recovery in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Politics, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

Maryland is First State to Ban Broad Class of Discriminatory Profiling in Law Enforcement

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 26, 2015 3:01PM

Maryland’s new policy aims to “help repair the frayed relationships between police and many in the community by making mutual respect the norm in everyday police encounters.”

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Politics, Criminal Justice

New Ferguson Judge Throws Out Warrants Issued by ‘Constitutionally Deficient’ Court

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 25, 2015 12:19PM

Ahead of new legislation that will revamp municipal courts systems all over Missouri, Ferguson’s head judge withdraws arrest warrants for nearly 10,000 people.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice