Criminal Justice

NAM original coverage, youth media stories, and ethnic media articles on criminal justice and it's impact on the poor and immigrant and minority communities. For more information on NAM criminal justice coverage, contact Mark Schurmann at mschurmann [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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After Newtown, Teachers Are the New Heroes

New America Media, Comen, Andrew Lam , Dec 18, 2012

Long ago in my native homeland, Vietnam, I used to bow. As a grade school student, with arms folded, and eyes staring at my sandaled feet, I would mumble, “Thua thay!” – Greetings Teacher! – whenever I'd run into a teacher in the hallway or enter a classroom.

Former U.S. Soldier Told He Has No Country

New America Media, news report, Viji Sundaram, Mar 07, 2011

After spending nine years in the U.S. Army and being honorably discharged, Ramdeo Chankar Singh thought citizenship was in his grasp. Now, though, he faces deportation.

Arizona's New Immigration Law

FilAm-Star, Immigration, Jun Medina, May 15, 2010

Governor of Arizona passed new immigration law to question anybody who looks unreasonably suspicious to produce documentation of citizenship. Racial profiling is suspected. Civil and constitutional rights are believed to be in violation.

Groups Rally to Save Domestic Violence Services

New America Media, News Report, Inga Buchbinder, May 08, 2010

In San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s budget includes a 25 percent cut to domestic violence prevention organizations. Advocates say the cuts, which total approximately $650,000, would be devastating.

Was taser use justified? Critical questions in Mehserle trial

Spot.us, News Report, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, May 07, 2010

During the pre-trail hearing, Judge Robert Perry ruled on numerous motions introduced by the defenses attorney and the prosecution.

Sources: Witnesses in Bey IV case were marked for death

The Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele and Josh Richman, May 06, 2010

Yusuf Bey IV ordered one of his bodyguards at the former Your Black Muslim Bakery to kill two witnesses in his upcoming triple murder trial, according to documents and officials.

San Francisco's 'Black on Chinese' Violence Goes Back Decades

New America Media, Commentary, Hubert V. Yee , May 06, 2010

For more than 25 years, African-American and Asian-American elected and appointed officials have failed to address the growing racial tensions in southeast San Francisco, writes NAM commentator and area resident Hubert Yee.

San Francisco Rallies Against Racial Violence

Yo! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, May 05, 2010

Dozens of Asian Americans and a handful of African Americans held a rally against violence in front of San Francisco City Hall Tuesday. Signs read "Asians are not punching bags" and "stop racial violence."

Catholic Church Embroiled in Scandal

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, May 04, 2010

Commentator and essayist Richard Rodriguez talks about the culture of the Catholic Church amidst the current sex abuse scandal.

Arizona Dumped Racial Profiling Back on the Nation’s Table

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, May 04, 2010

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the legislature legislature did something that civil rights leaders couldn’t do: they dumped profiling back on the nation’s table.

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