Criminal Justice

Latino Evangelicals Push—and Win—on Death Penalty Abolition in Nebraska

by Aura Bogado on May 29, 2015 3:29PM

Latinos make up just 10 percent of Nebraska’s population—but account for half the inmates on death row. 

Topics: Politics, Criminal Justice

This is How NYPD Cops Talk About the Execution of a 14-Year-Old Latino

by Aura Bogado on May 28, 2015 12:47PM

 ‘It's a shame the punk kid died but it's no loss to society.’

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

Hiring More Cops of Color Won't End Police Violence Against Black Civilians

by Rinku Sen on May 27, 2015 2:48PM

Rinku Sen argues that boosting racial diversity in police departments isn't enough to stop racist policing. The solution, she says, lies in confronting unconscious, hidden racial bias and taking a top-to-bottom look at how race affects policies and practices, regardless of who is carrying them out. 

Topics: Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Cleveland Commits to Broad Changes to its Police Practices

by Deepa Iyer on May 26, 2015 3:59PM

By signing a U.S. Department of Justice Department consent decree, the city's police department is agreeing to address officers' excessive use of force, implicit bias, treatment of people who are mentally ill, and a range of other problems.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

MSNBC: Rinku Sen Discusses Wall Street Corruption Adding To Racial Wealth Gap

by Kat Lazo on May 23, 2015 1:56PM

Sen, Colorlines' publisher and Race Forward's executive director, joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to discuss how Wall Street corruption adds to the racial wealth gap. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Media, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

All 6 Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Killing Are Indicted

by Akiba Solomon on May 21, 2015 5:59PM

A Baltimore grand jury indicted each officer with every offense they were charged with. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

We're Dying Too

by Andrea J. Ritchie on May 20, 2015 2:39PM

The police killings of black women such as Rekia Boyd, Yuvette Henderson and Mya Hall don't grab major headlines or spark mass marches. With a national day of action and a new report, organizers are demanding that we all pay close attention. Andrea J. Ritchie explains.

Topics: Police Violence, History, Media, Criminal Justice

Group for Young People with Wealth Raises Over $1 Million to Honor Michael Brown

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on May 20, 2015 12:00AM

The campaign, led by Resource Generation, began a few weeks after his death, and ends today, on what would have been Brown’s 19th birthday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

No Thugs at Scene of Biker Gang 'Rumble'

by Akiba Solomon on May 18, 2015 10:16AM

National media outlets are reporting that some 200 members of criminal motorcycle gangs converged at a Waco, Texas, mall and shot, kicked and whipped one another. Why haven't they been described as violent thugs?

Topics: /NOW, Media, Criminal Justice

Harry Belafonte Talks Police Violence, Economic Inequality and More at Town Hall Meeting

by Qimmah Saafir on May 15, 2015 1:20PM

The legendary world activist spoke on the current state of the black community, police brutality, capitalism and more. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice