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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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Rape: America's Least Reported Crime

New America Media, News Report, Laura Goode , Oct 29, 2009

Last Saturday night, a 15-year-old girl in Richmond, Calif. survived a brutal gang rape. Reports allege that more than 20 peoplegenders unspecifiedwatched. In America a rape occurs every two minutes.

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San Jose Police Beating Stirs Distrust and Resentment

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, Oct 29, 2009

The Phuong Ho video has elicited such outrage in San Jose, Ca., because it comes on the heels of a sequence of various public revelations of police abuse, and a matching series of failures by city leadership to respond to the demands for transparency and accountability that have spanned ethnic communities.

Justice for Missing in Argentina's Dirty War

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy, Oct 21, 2009

The state-sponsored "Dirty War" in Argentina left behind broken families and unanswered questions. Two decades later, the children of those who disappeared are now demanding justice for their missing parents. John Knoop and Karina Epperlein are the directors of Awakening from Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997.

New Crack Cocaine Bill Leaves Thousands Behind Bars

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Oct 21, 2009

In the 1980s, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted to impose harsh sentencing for crack cocaine. Now he says he made a mistake 20 years ago, and is introducing legislation to remove the disparity between crack and powdered cocaine possession. But the fact that his bill is not retroactive means that the Fairness in Sentencing Act is anything but fair.

New America Now: Hopi v Enviro Activists, Filmmaker Honored & The Children of Argentina's Dirty Wars

New America Media, Audio, Oct 16, 2009

Children of Mexican immigrants don't access free health care, Hopi Tribe bans environmental groups, and the movie "Power Paths" explains the back story on that. Director Dorothy Fadiman is honored for a lifetime of filmmaking,and the children of the missing from Argentina's 'Dirty War' tell their stories in a new film, "Awakening the Sorrow".

Derrion Albert and the Need for Change

New America Now, Audio, Sandip Roy, Oct 14, 2009

Earl Ofari Hutchinson discusses the causes of youth violence and the political response to the killing of teen Derrion Albert.

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The Secret World of Deaf Prisoners

The Crime Report, Commentary, James Ridgeway, Oct 14, 2009

A journalist investigates the secret world of deaf prisoners, and the ordeal they face when they fall into the criminal justice system.

African American Youth Face Growing Threat from Peers

Washington Afro, News Report, Kristin Gray, Oct 07, 2009

Obama will deploy Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the former head of Chicago schools, to the Windy City next week to talk about the issues of school violence and youth violence.

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