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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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'Terror TV Bill Raises Questions about Freedom of Press

New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Mar 04, 2010

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Bill 2278 two months ago, which according to its author Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., would label certain Middle Eastern satellite providers of incendiary television programming as terrorist organizations, in an effort to prevent radical anti-American propaganda from hitting the airwaves.

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Gender Bias: Linda Carty's Last Hope on Death Row

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Mar 03, 2010

Linda Carty is the rarest of rarities. Shes a British subject who once sang for the Prince of Wales. Shes a subject in a film documentary. Shes garnered massive international media, as well as legal and political attention and support. She worked as an informant for the Drug Enforcement Agency. She's also a death row.

Living in the Cradle of the Drug War

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Mar 02, 2010

In the north of Mexico, the state of Sinaloa has become known as the "cradle of drug trafficking." Journalist Manuel Ortiz reports on the conditions and the difficulties in fighting the Sinaloa Cartel.

Tamaulipas Residents in the Cross Fire

La Opinin, Gardenia Mendoza Aguilar, Feb 28, 2010


New America Now: Sinaloa Violence, Early NAACP Activism, Paula West

New America Now, Audio, Feb 26, 2010

Manuel Ortiz talks about the escalating drug violence in Sinaloa, Mexico, Patricia Sullivan writes about the early days ofthe NAACP in Lift Every Voice, and Paula West names several of her favorite jazz musicians.

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Juarez Citizens Fed Up With Calderon

New America Media, News analysis, Jose Luis Sierra, Feb 17, 2010

Mexican President Calderon held one of the most contentious citizens meeting of his administration last week in defense of his strategy against his war on drugs. The results remain to be seen, but most of the people present concluded that his war on drugs has resulted in more of the same; that it is a failure.

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California DUI Checkpoints Snag More Unlicensed Drivers than Drunk Ones

California Watch, News Feature, Ryan Gabrielson, Feb 15, 2010

Sobriety checkpoints were meant to catch drunken drivers. But an analysis of data from every checkpoint receiving state funding in the last two years shows that they are far more likely to seize cars from unlicensed motorists.

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Arizona Sheriff Arpaio to Unleash 800 Deputies on Undocumented Immigrants

New America Media, News Report, Text and Photos: Valeria Fernndez , Feb 15, 2010

Maricopa County's Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that he plans to train over 800 deputies to arrest undocumented migrants, sparking a debate about whether "America's Toughest Sheriff" is breaking the law. Arpaio has enlisted a controversial law professor for legal cover.

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