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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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New America Media, Blog , Michael Kroll, May 07, 2009


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Pirates vs. Emperors

New America Media, Commentary, Joseph Nevins, May 07, 2009

When a powerful empire sets sail overseas, it is in the name of order and peace. But when a pirate ship ventures into the open seas, it is seen as a crime against humanity.

American Violet Delves into Corrupt Judicial System

Philadelphia Tribune, Entertainment News, Kimberly Roberts , May 05, 2009

Based on actual events that took place during the 2000 Bush/Gore Presidential campaign, American Violet, directed by Tim Disney, is the emotional story of Dee Roberts.

A Latina Supreme Court Judge Could Soothe Hispanics

New America Media, Commentary, Gebe Martinez, May 04, 2009

Appointing Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court might soothe Hispanic nerves, but legal conservatives do not believe that President Obama should give importance to a diverse life experience in making his choice.

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Another Cruel and Unusual Punishment for Teens

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, May 04, 2009

In a report last year, Human Rights Watch found that more than 2,000 juvenile offenders are serving life without possibility of parole sentences. The U.S. locks up more juveniles for life without the possibility of parole than all nations combined.

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Finding Justice For Fong Lee

Hmong Today, News feature, Youa Vang Lee, Apr 29, 2009

Three years have passed since Fong was killed by Minneapolis Police Officer Jason Andersen, the pain has not subsided for Youa Vang Lee. Evidence recently released to the public seemingly substantiates Fongs innocence on the evening of his death.

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Militarys Battle Against Mexican Drug Cartels Terrorizes Civilians

New America Media, News Report, Jos Luis Sierra , Apr 27, 2009

Mexico's war on its drug cartels has won praise from President Obama. But residents in some of the affected cities feel that now they are at the mercy of the military, living with their civil liberties suspended, their homes ransacked, their family members disappeared.

New Report Reveals Accounts of Torture, Violence by Mexican Army

New America Media, News Report, Apr 27, 2009

The following are three excerpts from the hundreds of testimonies presented to Chihuahuas Human Rights Commission in Ciudad Jurez. Names and other means of identification have been changed at the request of the victims. Lea el informe en espaol

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Columbine at 10: Guns 'R Us

New America Media, News Feature, Annette Fuentes, Apr 20, 2009

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, in Littleton, Colo. While Columbine for many symbolizes violent youth and out-of-control schools, a more honest examination would put an emphasis on the gun culture that made it possible.

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Cultural Misfits and the Language of the Gun

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Apr 08, 2009

It's hard to find a cultural explanation as to why Cho Sung-hui, the Virginia Tech shooter, or Jiverly Linh Phat Wong, the Binghamton killer, did what they did. But both immigrants chose to empower themselves, if only for a brief while, with the language of guns, writes NAM editor Andrew Lam.

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