27 Aug 2015

Charges Dropped For Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old Girl

In all of the melee resulting from the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, the media has overlooked a number of other very

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26 Mar 2014

Five police officers brutally kicked and beat an unconscious suspect

Five police officers brutally kicked and beat an unconscious suspect after a high-speed chase through Birmingham, Alabama, in an incident caught on camera and discovered

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15 Jan 2014

Juvenile Injustice

Step by step, the Supreme Court has been trying to reshape the way the American criminal justice system deals with those under the age of

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15 Jan 2014

Florida woman wins new trial

No one was injured in the shooting but because Alexander fired a gun in the incident, Florida’s mandatory-minimum sentencing guidelines required the judge to sentence

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15 Jan 2014

The percentage of African-Americans in prison

One hundred and fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the progress made by African-Americans is undeniable–which is why statistics about incarceration in the black community

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25 Aug 2013

Justice for Ricardo Harris

I was alerted to this story by this FaceBook page. I was immediately struck by the similarities between this case, and that of innocent Deaf

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25 Jul 2013

Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody

The murder case against Tony Bennett seemed pretty straightforward. Shortly before midnight on May 7, 1994, police found a 26-year-old man in the foyer of

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25 Jul 2013

When Children Die, Justice Can Be Elusive

Her name was Isis Charm Vas and at 6 months old she was a slight child — fifth percentile in height and weight. When the

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25 Jul 2013

Wrongful Convictions

In 1991, an unemployed printer named David Ranta was convicted of killing a Hasidic rabbi in Brooklyn. Last week, Ranta was released from the maximum-security

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24 Jul 2013

20 years in Prison for trying to Save her Life

Saying he had no discretion under state law, a judge sentenced a Jacksonville, Florida, woman to 20 years in prison Friday for firing a warning

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