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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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The World at its End: When Funerals Get Shot Up

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Commentary, Bobby Jackson, May 02, 2010

As bullets rang out at a funeral in East Oakland last Tuesday the author thought the world around him was coming to an end.

New America Now: Catholic Church, Icelandic Volcanos and Arizona Watch

New America Now, Audio, Apr 30, 2010

This week on New America Now: Odette Keeley with headlines from New America Media, Julie Pham and Marcelo Ballve on Ethnic Media Watch, Richard Rodriguez talks about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, Conservationist Małgorzata Grska is winner of the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize, and Christina Sunley is the author of The Tricking of Freya.

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Black on Chinese Killings Rare, Crime Stats Show

New America Media, News Report , Aaron Glantz, Apr 29, 2010

The killing in Oakland of Tian Sheng Yu, 59, by two 18-year-old African-American men two weeks ago has inflamed tensions between the Bay Area's black and Chinese communities. But while tensions between the two communities may be running high, a NAM investigation shows such incidents are exceedingly rare.

Re-Visiting Richmond's Church Shooting Tragedy

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Sean Shavers and Min Lee, Apr 28, 2010

This week, one of the teens who opened fire on a Sunday church service in Richmond Ca. appeared in court for the first time. In the shootings aftermath, young people are flocking to New Gesthsemane Church of God and Christ.


NAACP Hopes to Diffuse Tension Between Asians and Blacks in San Francisco

New America Media, News Report, Video, Odette Keeley, Video: Min Lee, Apr 24, 2010

On Friday, Rev. Amos Brown gathered members of San Franciscos Asian and African-American communities, church and business leaders to come up with a course of action to end the recent string of violent acts in the city involving members of the two groups.

ICE Investigates Restaurants

La Opinion, Claudia Nunez, Apr 23, 2010

The Two Sides of Daryl Gates That I Saw

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Apr 17, 2010

Daryl Gates, who died on Friday at 83, was depending on whom one talked to, the top cop who expanded and popularized the kick-butt, SWAT teams, or the top cop who devised and expanded innovative, programs such as DARE, which served as a national police model for drug prevention and education.

Is Crime Down? It Doesnt Feel That Way on the Streets

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Commentary, Jaquan Rushing , Apr 14, 2010

I recently heard the crime rate is down in the East Bay city of Oakland. It doesn't feel that way on the streets. My 21-year-old brother who stays in Oakland just got shot at last week. I stay in Hunter's Point, and someone in the neighborhood just got shot at yesterday.

Bayview Gathers for Anti-Violence Vigil

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Video, Min Lee, Apr 14, 2010

On Friday, April 9, Bayview residents gathered for a vigil in memory of Huan Chen, an elderly Chinese-American man who was a victim of a random attack. It was one in a series of violent incidents that have rattled the neighborhood, and pushed them to action.

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