Criminal Justice

Raynette Turner: The Latest Black Woman to Die in Police Custody

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 30, 2015 2:31PM

Raynette Turner was arrested for shoplifting. Two days later, she was dead.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

Baltimore Police Didn't Allow Rihanna Permit for Free Concert, Walking with Protestors

by on Jul 30, 2015 1:49PM

The superstar wanted to hold a free concert and join protesters in the wake of the protests after Freddie Gray's murder, but was not allowed to, according to recently-surfaced internal police memos. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice

U of Cincinnati Cop Who Fatally Shot Samuel Dubose Indicted for Murder

by Akiba Solomon on Jul 29, 2015 7:16PM

Ray Tensing, the white University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot unarmed black motorist Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop, will face murder charges that could result in a life sentence. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Native Woman Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Police Custody in South Dakota

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 29, 2015 1:34PM

Witnesses say the police told the Lakota woman to "knock it off" and "quit faking" when she told them she was in pain.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Criminal Justice

Philadelphia Narcotics Officers, Acquitted of Racketeering, Go After Top City Officials

by Sameer Rao on Jul 29, 2015 1:24PM

The five officers, whose highly-visible racketeering trials ended in acquitalls and job reinstatement, are suing Philadelphia's DA, Mayor and Commissioner of Police for defamation. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Criminal Justice

Required Reading: Putting America’s Legacy of Failing Black Women Into Historical Context

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 29, 2015 1:21PM

The Association of Black Women Historians recommends books to put the current war on black women into historical context.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, History, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Chief Keef Running For Mayor of Chicago

by Sameer Rao on Jul 29, 2015 12:25PM

State violence—that's that s**t he don't like! 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice

Study: For Behavioral Problems, Black Students See Cops, Whites See Docs

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 28, 2015 3:37PM

A new study shows that behavioral problems at school lead to criminalization for black students, and medicalization for white students.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Criminal Justice

Native Activist Rexdale Henry Found Dead in Mississippi Police Custody

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 5:03PM

Henry, like Sandra Bland, was an activist who died in police custody after being arrested for a traffic violation. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics, Native Affairs, Criminal Justice

Latest Ebony Issue Tackles America's Hypocritical Relationship with Black People

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 4:19PM

The issue's direction is the result of much internal deliberation about how to address the contemporary American racial climate. 

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