Federal Judge Claudia Wilken this week approved the final agreement to end indefinite solitary confinement in California calling the settlement humane, innovative and fair. Prisoners celebrated Tuesday’s settlement agreement, whose terms were agreed on [...]
Federal Judge Thelton Henderson, who has been overseeing the Oakland Police Department (OPD) for almost a dozen years, has issued a new order reinstating a “court investigator” to look into the city’s failure to institute [...]
David G. Savage, L.A. Times The Supreme Court opened the door Monday to possible parole for hundreds of aging prisoners across the nation who are serving life terms for homicides committed when they were [...]
By President Barack Obama, The Washington Post In 2010, a 16-year-old named Kalief Browder from the Bronx was accused of stealing a backpack. He was sent to Rikers Island to await trial, where he [...]
By David Zahniser, LA Times An arson attack that took place over the weekend at a Central Valley mosque is being investigated as a possible hate crime, a law enforcement official said Sunday.
By Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root When police arrived in the West Garfield Park neighborhood in Chicago early Saturday morning, they encountered Quintonio LeGrier, 19, reportedly wielding an aluminum bat, and Bettie Jones, [...]
The Department of Justice issued groundbreaking new guidance to law enforcement agencies this week, detailing how certain police responses to domestic violence and sexual assault violate victims’ civil rights.
Yuvette Henderson’s family, represented by civil rights attorney Dan Siegel, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Emeryville and two police officers responsible for the death of Henderson. <
Berkeley High School students walked out of classes, rallied on campus and marched to UC Berkeley yesterday in the wake of news that a racist threat calling for the lynching of Black people was discovered [...]
By Carlos Harrison and Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post Stranded on a highway off-ramp at 3 a.m., waiting for a tow truck, Corey Jones was armed with a brand-new pistol and a state-issued [...]