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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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Black Women Bear Brunt of Domestic Violence

Blackamericaweb.com, News Report, Nia Ngina Meeks, Oct 07, 2009

While the sensational incident between pop stars Rihanna and Chris Brown snagged headlines, the struggle against domestic violence among African-Americans is an age-old and often silent battle.

Derrion Albert's Videographer: Snitch, Hero or Coward?

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary//Video, Various Authors, Oct 05, 2009

Derrion Albert's murder was caught on film. YO! asked young men what they thought about the spectator who shot the footage.

Suspect Confesses Role in Chicago Teen's Brutal Death

Washington Afro, News Report, Staff , Oct 02, 2009

Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney, said 19-year-old Silvonus Shannon admitted to his part in the death of Derrion Albert.

New America Now: Annie Le Murder, Chevron Vs. Ecuador, Not a Genuine Black Man

New America Now, Audio, Sep 26, 2009

This Week: Some Latino community leaders want to boycott the Census, the murder of Yale student Annie Le is discussed, Joe Berlinger's documentary Crude opens in the Bay Area, Margaret Jenkins voices the concerns of Chinese dancers in her new performance, and Brian Copeland celebrates the five year anniversary of his one man show.

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New Threat to Mexicos Drug Cartels: Rehab Centers

New America Media, News analysis, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Sep 12, 2009

When gunmen stormed a drug rehab center in northern Mexico, lined up addicts against the wall and shot them execution-style, Mexicos drug cartels sent a powerful message to drug addicts working the streets as retail drug suppliers: You are in this for life.

California Convicts Soon to be Deported to Mexico

La Prensa San Diego, News Report, Mariana Martnez, Sep 12, 2009

California could release some 40,000 non-violent inmates to reduce overcrowding and save the state 1.2 billion dollars a year. Many of those ex-convicts would be deported to Mexico because of their immigration status.

Census Prisoner Count Skews Political Representation

New America Media, News Report, Erik Fowle, Sep 12, 2009

Critics say the U.S. Census method of counting prisoners based on where they are incarcerated and not where they lived, artificially inflates the constituencies of elected officials for whom they cant vote and who they dont necessarily support.

Calif. Prisoner Firefighters Deserve Respect, Too

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Sep 03, 2009

Tedmund Hall and Arnaldo Quinones, the two fallen California firefighters, deserve all the accolades state officials have bestowed upon them for acting quickly and resolutely to save the lives of the inmate firefighters. Inmates who for years have risked their lives to fight fires and save lives should get the some acknowledgment, too, says NAM contributor Earl Ofari Hutchinson.

Seizing Madoff's Penthouse All in a Day's Work for Filipino American

Philippine News, News Feature, Cristina DC Pastor, Aug 31, 2009

Filipino American was part of a team of U.S. Marshals that seized financial scammer Bernard Madoff's penthouse.

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