America’s criminal justice system
Eighty-five percent of Trump's Senate-confirmed U.S attorneys are white men according to a study published by The Associated Press.
Lawyers for the Minnesota cop who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in July wrote in court papers this week that the victim was "negligent" and caused his own death.
A Texas man who spent 35 years behind bars without a conviction will finally get a second chance at justice. Jerry Hartfield, 59, has been incarcerated even though an appeals court threw out his conviction for the 1976 murder of a woman who sold tickets at a Bay City bus station. Today, Hartfield will return […]
At a time when the nation is riveted by racial imbalances in the criminal justice system after dozens of high-profile police-related deaths of Blacks, a new study reveals a paucity of diversity in the ranks of elected prosecutors who bring criminal charges and negotiate prison sentences, according to The New York Times. The study, scheduled […]
After serving nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, being released back in society should be the easy part for James Woodard, but for many individuals who have been exonerated, the transition is very difficult. Woodard’s difficult journey post-jail is chronicled in the book Exonerated: Brief and Dangerous Freedom. Author and fiancée […]
Toni Morrison Slams Race Relations In America, Says She Wants “To See A White Man Convicted For Raping A Black Woman”
During a wide-ranging and candid discussion with the Daily Telegraph about the state of the nation’s race relations, author Toni Morrison says America’s issues will not be resolved until justice is meted out equally in the criminal justice system, according to the Raw Story. Further, the Nobel Prize-winning author says unarmed Blacks are not the ones […]
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