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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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Katrina Was No Less Than a War

New America Media, Commentary, James Ridgeway, Aug 28, 2009

The poverty and blackness of New Orleans residents turned Katrina from a natural disaster to a war-torn city in which the victims were treated as enemies of the state.

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Let Attack Victim Walter Currie, Jr. Know Hes Not Alone

Not In Our Town, News Report , Patrice O'Neil, Aug 15, 2009

Walter Currie, Jr. had to face the young man who doused him with gas and set him on fire for the first time since the attack took place June 13, 2009, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

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FBI Profiling of Muslims on the Rise, Says Asian Law Caucus

Sunita Sohrabji, News Report, India West, Aug 14, 2009

Muslim Americans are being increasingly targeted for unwarranted house searches and questioning says the Asian Law Caucus.

Why California Has a Nightmare Prison Mess

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Aug 09, 2009

The ruling by three federal judges that California must release more than 40,000 inmates to relieve gross overcrowding was much expected and much dreaded, writes commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson.

Prisoners of Ignorance and Tradition

La Opinin, Investigative Report, Video, Audio, Claudia Nez, Translated by Marvelia Alpzar, Aug 01, 2009

More than 20,000 indigenous Mexicans, most of whom do not speak Spanish or English, are locked up in U.S. prisons, lost in a system that they do not know or understand.

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What Were Left With

New America Media, Commentary, Michael Cabral, Jul 31, 2009

Michael Cabral, 22, responded to a request to write about the impact Californias budget crisis is having on its prisons. He is serving time at Salinas Valley State Prison.

Should Highly Educated Black Men Accept Special Treatment?

New America Media, Commentary, Edwin Okong'o, Jul 31, 2009

If the law had treated Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. like it treated me in Minneapolis last year, he would have reacted differently to the invitation to have beer in the White House with the president and the man who arrested him.


Know Your Rights: Criminal Justice Reform After Gates

New America Media, Commentary, Zachary Norris, Jul 30, 2009

Understanding proper conduct with a police officer can be a matter of life and death for a young person of color in America.


What if Henry Louis Gates Were Not an Acclaimed Professor?

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Jul 29, 2009

Throughout the course of his process, which started with a jammed door to his own home, Dr. Gates would have interacted with all many aspects of the criminal justice system, and would have felt betrayed by all of them.

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Reentry in Los Angeles - The Tracey Stevens Story

New America Media, Photo Essay, Joseph Rodriguez, Jul 26, 2009

Tracey Stevens was the daughter of a professional thief. Now she is trying to turn her own life around. She shares her story about her reentry into civilian life.

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