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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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Byron Halsey

Wrongfully Jailed and Still Wronged after Release

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Jun 10, 2009

Its good news when a wrongful conviction is overturned. But most released prisoners find that they may not get a nickel in compensation for the wasted years in prison.

Achieving the Impossible

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Commentary, Tanea Lunsford , Jun 06, 2009

One of the biggest issues facing the more than 1.7 million children of incarcerated parents in the United States is poor school performance. But those who succeed and graduate must navigate the complicated and frustrating college application process. Tanea Lundsford, 17, is a member of Project What, a leadership program that trains children of incarcerated parents to be advocates.

NY Black Community wants Justice for Slain Cop

Amsterdam News, News Report, Stephon Johnson, Jun 04, 2009

Omar Edwards, 25, a New York City police officer in plain clothes, was shot and killed by Officer Andrew Dunton, 30, while chasing down a suspect he caught rummaging through his car.

San Jose Police Shooting Rocks Vietnamese Community, Again

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, May 27, 2009

The shooting death of 27-year-old Daniel Pham at the hands of San Jose police struck a familiar chord with the Vietnamese community in San Jose, who had seen a similar incident six years before.

hate crime

A New Face for Hate Violence

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, May 23, 2009

A surge in Latino-on-black hate violence underlies Los Angeles' biggest gang bust.


Young and Homeless During the Recession

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary and Video, Words: Chris Tamaru // Video: Ann Bassette, May 22, 2009

Being kicked out of the house isn't uncommon for young people, but trying to deal with the stigma and danger of homelessness during these economic times can be even more trying.

LAPD Better Since King Riots, Ramparts Scandal says Study

Wave Newspapers, News Report, Staff, May 21, 2009

The LAPD emerged from the Rodney King and Rampart corruption scandals of the 90s more racially sensitive and an effective force in cutting crime, according to a Harvard study.

Dozens of CIA Ghost Prisoners Missing

Final Call, News Report, William Fisher , May 21, 2009

At least three dozen detainees who were held in the CIA's secret prisons overseas appear to be missingand efforts by human rights organizations to track their whereabouts have been unsuccessful.

Lawyers for Troy Anthony Davis File Final Appeal to Save Him

Black America Web.com, News Report, Jackie Jones, May 20, 2009

Davis was convicted in 1991 of killing an off-duty Savannah, Georgia police officer largely on the basis of eyewitness testimony, but seven of the nine witnesses who implicated Davis in the killing have recanted.

Authorities to Investigate Arrest of Gang Member

Wave Newspapers, News Report, Staff Report, May 15, 2009

The videotaped rough arrest of a gang member on parole by El Monte police will be investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.

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