Criminal Justice

two Black women holding quilt with photos of relative who was killed by police
Phoenix Police Controversies May Have Sparked DOJ Probe Into the Department

The Justice Department will look into whether Phoenix police officers have used excessive force, abused people with disabilities, and engaged in other misconduct.

Protesters march along the streets to protest the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., Wednesday, April 28, 2021. On Wednesday, 85 days after Brown's shooting, the family filed a federal lawsuit, claiming they could not get justice in North Carolina state courts from local officials. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Andrew Brown’s Family Takes Lawsuit Federal so He Can ‘Get the Justice That He Deserved’

Brown was killed in April by Pasquotank County deputies who shot him in the back of the head as he drove away.

Arizona Lawmakers, Residents, and Even Mark Ruffalo Pressure Maricopa County Attorney Over Black Lives Matter Arrests

Arizona lawmakers and residents are demanding that charges be dropped against protesters arrested during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) talks to reporters as he waits for a train in the Senate Subway as he heads to the Republican Policy Luncheon on January 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. Today senators will be sworn in as the jury for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Senate President pro tempore Patrick Leahy (D-VT) will preside over the trial in place of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
It’s Been Three Weeks Since the Insurrection. What’s Going On?

The Senate GOP looks unlikely to convict Trump for inciting insurrection at the deadly Capitol riot.

Despite promises of reform, police violence continued at epidemic levels in 2020.
Despite Demands for Change, Police Violence Is Still an Epidemic

A global pandemic and promises for reform did little to stem rampant violence by police officers in 2020. Will the Biden administration be able to deliver actual, meaningful change?

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/12: Bloomington anti-death-penalty activist Glenda Breeden holds a lamp while protesting against the execution of Lisa Montgomery, and two others, which are scheduled at Terre Haute Federal Prison this week. Montgomery was to be put to death on Tuesday. United States president Donald Trump's administration has sped up the execution of prisoners on death row during the last months of his presidency. Montgomery will be the first woman to be executed by the federal government in almost 70 years. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
‘Craven Bloodlust’: Trump Admin. Executes 11th Inmate in 6 Months as Democrats Push to Ban Capital Punishment

The Trump administration’s execution spree has provoked outrage from advocates, who are now lobbying President-elect Joe Biden ban the federal death penalty.

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General, according to reports. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
As Trump Tries to Coup, Reports Say Biden Will Name Merrick Garland as Attorney General

Judge Garland was denied a confirmation hearing by then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2016, when President Obama nominated him to the Supreme Court.