Criminalization

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Amendment 4 Could Restore Voting Rights for Millions of Formerly Incarcerated People in Florida

People with felony convictions in the Sunshine State face some of the harshest voting laws in the nation.

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REPORT: TV Refuses to Shake Xenophobic Stereotypes

A new study argues that narrative television still disproportionately portrays immigrants as uneducated criminals.

Large group of Hondurans march north as part of mass migration march. Young man wearing red shirt holds a small child and is surrounded by women and men as hey walk on a Central American road.

Mass Migration March Continues As Roughly 3,000 Hondurans Head for U.S. Border

March of the Migrant grows in strength despite warnings from the Trump administration that the group won’t be allowed in the country.

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Watch 'The Hate U Give' Take On 'The Talk'

A teaser for the upcoming screen adaptation of Angie Thomas’ Black Lives Matter-inspired book features Russell Hornsby teaching his character’s young children about the dangers of police violence.

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Republicans Attack 'Dangerous' Immigrants As Midterms Approach

A new report finds that Republican politicians are relying on fear tactics and lies to rally voters in the most competitive midterm races.

A U.S. border wall tops a levee near Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 15, 2017, near La Grulla, Texas.

Trump Administration to Suspend Dozens Of Environmental and Health Laws to Build Border Wall

Activists says residents and wildlife along the walls proposed route are in danger.

A Black man wearing a white T-shirt that says "Tamir Rice Only" in black ink speaks at a protest

Tamir Rice's Mom Wants to Know Why Another Ohio PD Hired the Troubled Cop Who Killed Her Son (Updated)

Timothy Loehmann, the former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, was offered a new police job at another Ohio department. Rice’s mother, Samaria, is demanding answers.

Border Patrol Agents Detain Migrants Near US-Mexico Border

With Detention Centers at Capacity, ICE Begins Releasing Immigrant Families

Unable to keep up with case files at the Arizona-Mexico border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is releasing apprehended immigrants to churches and other nonprofits.

Activists Demonstrate Against President's Immigration Policies

Citing Racial Bias, Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Terminating TPS

A district judge extends protection from deportation for some 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Sudan, Nicaragua and Haiti.

A demonstrator holds up a red, black and white poster that reads "Nope."

Senate Votes to Place Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

Activists disrupted the proceedings as Vice President Mike Pence called for the vote.

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Jury Finds Jason Van Dyke Guilty of Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer shot the Black teenager 16 times as he was retreating.

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Philly Mural Project 'Portraits of Justice' Confronts Mass Incarceration

Formerly incarcerated artists working with Mural Arts Philadelphia created a new art installation in defiance of former mayor and police chief Frank Rizzo’s history of violence in the city.

California governor signs criminal justice reform measures.

Series of New Laws Overhauls California's Criminal Justice System

Governor Jerry Brown signs a slew of measures aimed at reducing prison population and stemming the criminalization of people of color.

Border Patrol Agents Detain Migrants Near US-Mexico Border

Inspector General Issues Scathing Report on Family Separation Policy

The government watchdog spotlights widespread disarray among federal agencies tasked with implementing the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy.

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The Race-Focused Books We're Reading This Fall

As the nights grow long and the warm weather recedes, let these books on race, history and culture offer you insight and reflection this fall. 

Bill would bar DHS from arresting child sponsors on immigration violations.

Bipartisan Bill Would Bar DHS from Arresting Immigrant Child Sponsors

The proposed measure comes after ICE arrested dozens of potential child custodians.

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'Monsters and Men' Star and Creator On Sweeping Impact of Police Violence

John David Washington and Reinaldo Marcus Green talk to Colorlines about the Sundance hit’s genesis and plot, which explores the fallout of an NYPD officer killing an unarmed Black man.

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READ: Body Cameras Won't Save Us

A new article from The Atlantic says there is only so much that technology can do to improve police accountability.

USCIS improperly vets civil surgeons who treat immigrants

REPORT: Feds Hire Doctors with Criminal Records to Examine Immigrants

A new report from the Office of the Inspector General says that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ faulty vetting procedures are placing immigrants at risk.

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3 Questions With 'Mayans M.C.' Badass Michael Irby

That star of the “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff talks about playing a complex villain, depicting a slice of Latinx culture on TV and the cruelty of the American criminal justice system.