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Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Most Black “Neighborhoods” in Wisconsin are Actually Jails, Prisons by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A 17-year-old has made a startling discovery about Wisconsin: more than half of the state’s black “neighborhoods” are actually jails. The young researcher, Lew Blank, used the Weldon Cooper Center’s Racial Dot Map and Google ...
Publication • August 3, 2017
Filed under: Police, Racial Profiling, FBI
FBI - Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers, 2017 UNCLASSIFIED/ !LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE Intelligence Assessment (U//FOUO) Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers 3 August 2017 (U) LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE: The infomiation tllarked (U//LES) in this docwnent is the property of FBI and ...
Still No Answers by Jamycheal Mitchell’s death in a Virginia jail cell still hasn’t been explained. It should be a national scandal. by Dahlia Lithwick, Slate On August 19, 2015, 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell was found dead in his cell at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Virginia. New revelations in May 2016 about ...
A Story of Racial Bias, the Absence of Mercy, and a Death in Prison by By Equal Justice Initiative Forty-five years after Phillip Chance traveled from his home in Detroit, Michigan to visit family in rural Choctaw, Alabama, he died in an Alabama prison. During that visit in 1971, 15-year-old Phillip ...
Johnson v. Johnson, TX, Complaint, Rape by Prisoner, 2002 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS WICHITA FALLS DIVISION RODERICK KEITH JOHNSON (#623028), Michael Unit, Tennessee Colony, Texas, ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) GARY JOHNSON, Executive Director, Texas ) Department of ...
How Union Contracts Shield Police Departments from DOJ Reforms by Adeshina Emmanuel Even when the federal government cracks down on police abuses, collective bargaining agreements often stymie reforms. By Adeshina Emmanuel, In These Times Few were surprised on December 7, 2015, when U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a civil rights ...
A push to make cops carry liability insurance in Minneapolis by By Carla Murphy, The Chicago Reporter As an advocate for victims of police brutality and their families, Michelle Gross has alternately worked with and needled Minneapolis city officials. During 30 years of activism, Gross has pursued many, if not most, ...
Too Little, Too Late: Prosecutor Remorseful for Sending Innocent Man to Death Row by David Reutter The district attorney who prosecuted Glenn Ford, a Louisiana man exonerated after spending 30 years on death row, called capital punishment “an abomination that continues to scar the fibers of this society.” That statement ...
A Vision for Black Lives - Policy, Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice, M4BL, 2016 P OLIC Y. M 4 BL .ORG Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power. Despite constant exploitation and perpetual oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force pushing ...
Blank UF-250 Form - Stop, Question and Frisk Report Worksheet, NYPD, 2016 Case 1:12-cv-02274-AT-HBP Document 105 Filed 02/14/13 Page 157 of 158 APPENDIX B Blank UF-250 Form 157
Report Finds Criminal Justice System Financially Overburdens Prisoners and Their Families by Christopher Zoukis The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a nonprofit focused on racial and economic policy, in conjunction with Forward Together and a dozen other community and civil rights organizations recently released a study which surveyed hardships ...
Ferguson, Missouri Under Fire for Revenue-based Criminal Justice System by Christopher Zoukis Following 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri ignited by the killing of an unarmed black youth by a white police officer, some local law enforcement practices have been changed. The reforms were spurred, in large part, by a U.S. ...
Are French Prisons Radicalizing Muslim Prisoners? by Joe Watson The demographics inside French prisons have become a hot-button issue in the aftermath of eleven terrorist attacks that have occurred in France since January 2015. At least six individuals involved in those attacks are believed to have been inducted into radical ...
American Jail Population Remains Steady by Christopher Zoukis The population of America's jails at mid-year 2014 remained steady at approximately three-quarters or a million prisoners, at 744,600 men, women, and children.  This number represents a 1.8 percent increase from 2013 levels, but still lower than the 2008 high of 785,500 ...
Alabama Prisoner Exonerated after Serving 30 Years on Death Row by After almost 30 years, Alabama death row prisoner Anthony Ray Hinton was freed on April 3, 2015 – at the age of 58 – when prosecutors dropped the charges against him. At the time of his release, Hinton, who ...
Article • October 25, 2016
District Court Dismissal of False Arrest Suit Reversed by Lonnie Burton A suit by a black Canadian woman who was twice arrested upon her entry into the United States may proceed to trial, said a panel of judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. That decision reversed a ruling ...
Chicago Police Detective Accused of Brutality Used Similar Techniques at Guantanamo by Derek Gilna In an ironic twist of fate, a former Chicago police detective accused of acts of brutality against suspects in police custody has been cited for using similar tactics at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, ...
Article • September 9, 2016
Tribal Police Accused of Brutality, Corruption on S. Dakota Reservation by The Trail of Tears goes on. It still winds its way through dilapidated villages on reservations across the United States, starved of resources and pockmarked by dysfunction. Nearly two centuries since indigenous Americans were uprooted and driven west, the ...
9-11 Detainees' Illegal Detention Claims Dismissed, Prisoner Abuse Claims Remain by Matthew Clarke In a 99-page, unpublished opinion dated June 14, 2006, New York federal district judge John Gleeson dismissed the illegal detention claims by eight ex-prisoners arrested in a post-9-11 sweep of illegal immigrants. He refused to dismiss their ...
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