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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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Caribbean Migrants Among Victims of NY Shooting Massacre

CaribWorldNews, News Report, Staff, Apr 07, 2009

Among the staggering list of victims from last week's shocking carnage at an immigrant services center in Binghamton, N.Y., was a Haitian couple -- Marc Henry Bernard and Maria Sonia Bernard.

Jiverly Wong and inarticulation

New America Media, Blog , Phan Nhien Hao, Apr 05, 2009

N.Y. Shootings -- Platform for Anti-Immigrant Bloggers

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Apr 04, 2009

For some people in Binghamton, N.Y., Friday's shootings at an immigrant services center was not a moment for compassion, but rather a chance to spew hate.

Sister Helen Prejean Demands Death to Capital Punishment

New America Media, News Report , Annette Fuentes, Apr 04, 2009

Sister Helen Prejean, known for her crusade against the death penalty and her book "Dead Man Walking," warns that the "culture of death" is still celebrated despite waning support for the death penalty in states around the country.

Tony Papa's Vindication

New America Media, News feature, Marcelo Ballv, Mar 27, 2009

An hour after the announced deal on Friday to reform the so-called Rockefeller drug laws, Tony Papa sits in his office cluttered with memorabilia from half a lifetime fighting the laws and can't shake the disbelief.

California prisons

Solving Californias Prison Crisis Requires Smarter Approach

New America Media, Commentary, Heidi Strupp, Mar 27, 2009

A court ruling that finds overcrowding is the primary cause of Californias unconstitutional prison conditions could prompt some reforms but it will need to look at 30 years of "tough on crime" policies first.

Lovelle Mixon

Did Lovelle Mixon Get Any Respect?

New America Media, Commentary, Gary R. Ryan, Mar 26, 2009

A former inmate wonders whether the Oakland tragedy could have been averted if parolees like Lovelle Mixon got a little more respect.


Oakland Police Shooting Debate Rages on Internet

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Report, Eming Piansay, Mar 25, 2009

Groups lauding and excoriating Lovelle Mixon, who reportedly killed four Oakland police officers, have sprung up on the Internet.

Deportation Rips Family Apart -- Moves Student to Organize

New America Media, Video Images: The Carreno Family, Josue Rojas, Mar 25, 2009

The Carreno family, from San Francisco's Mission District, was torn apart when the patriarch Refugio was deported and his wife Lupe was put under surveillance -- the incident activated their chronically ill, 4.0 grade average carrying daughter.

Mexican cartels

White House Announces New Border Plan to Combat Drug Cartels

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Mar 24, 2009

The White House unveiled its plan to combat Mexican drug cartels amidst fears of a spillover effect in the United States.

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