Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: criminal justice system

Black Attorney Responsible for Freeing 17 Federal...

Kim Kardashian has been making headlines as of late after reports said she is responsible for freeing 17 inmates in 90 days,...

One Vote Blocks Parole of Louisiana Inmate...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling extending the hope of freedom...

Ex-Football Star Brian Banks Pens Memoir About...

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Banks, whose story of being wrongfully accused of rape will be a feature film in August, has a memoir...

Match in Fingerprint Database Leads Prosecutors to...

A man serving a life sentence for a 1983 rape and stabbing he did not commit walked free from a Louisiana courtroom last week...

In Some Major Cities Black DAs Have...

The vast majority of elected prosecutors in America are white, particularly white men, which stands as a barrier to equal justice and an engine...

Halloween–to–Prison Pipeline? U.S. Cities Threaten Fines, Jail...

Some trick-or-treaters may be out of luck this year. A handful of U.S. cities is cracking down on candy-seekers over the age of 12, banning...

Elizabeth Warren Gets Candid About Criminal Justice...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called "the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It's racist...

A Culture of Change: Former Civil Rights...

Larry Krasner, the newly elected Philadelphia District Attorney, is cleaning house. The former civil rights and criminal defense attorney — elected under a platform...

Minneapolis Man Could Get New Trial After...

After spending more than five years behind bars, a Minnesota man could have a shot at a new trial after two members of the...

Video Visitations Virtually Remove In-Person Contact Between...

It sounds like a good idea and, in theory, it is. More than 600 correctional institutions across the country now offer inmates and their...

Al Sharpton Says Meek Mill Represents Victims...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton said a broken criminal justice system is responsible for Meek Mill's imprisonment and called Monday for the judge...

The Civil Rights Lawsuit Against the Orleans...

At a time when the abuses and inequities of the U.S. criminal justice system are increasingly scrutinized, a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in...

Man Who Spent 25 Years In Prison...

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who served 25 years in prison for murder based on sham evidence has filed a lawsuit seeking more...

Former Prosecutor, with a Criminal Record, Fights...

When you walk into a courtroom, there is the common perception that the individual wearing the flowing robe and sitting on the elevated bench...

10 Slave Codes That Were Designed to...

Slaves codes, state laws that placed harsh restrictions on enslaved Africans' already limited freedoms, gave white owners absolute power. The purpose of slave codes...

Black Virginia Councilwoman Makes Sheriff Upset for...

A Black councilwoman in Norfolk, Virginia rubbed a local sheriff the wrong way when she poked holes in the honesty of the justice system. The...

The More Whites Are Told Criminal Justice...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtD2THx2rwo&feature=youtu.be Criminal justice reformers from Attorney General Eric Holder on down have given considerable focus to the institutional racism of the U.S. criminal justice system,...

For Black People, Fingerprinting Is a Double-Edged...

For African-Americans, fingerprinting can serve as a double-edged sword.  Any efforts that employ fingerprinting as a means of providing security and safety may have...

Former Black Panther Mondo we Langa Dies...

Former Black Panther David Rice---one of two Black Panthers charged in the death of an Omaha police officer in 1970---died in prison Saturday night. According...

Criminal Justice Meltdown: Facing Financial Crisis, Louisiana...

Louisiana’s fiscal crisis is a criminal justice nightmare, possibly signalling the end of public defense lawyers for the poor. Bobby Jindal, the former governor of...

Supreme Court Decision on Juvenile Life Sentences,...

In the area of juvenile justice, the week has been pivotal in protecting the rights and humanity of young prisoners, with an important ruling...