Stories tagged: "criminal justice"

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.

Kevin Peterson, founder and executive director of The New Democracy Coalition, center, displays a placard showing fallen Breonna Taylor as he addresses a rally, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Boston. Petersen advocates for changing the name of Faneuil Hall, as its namesake Peter Faneuil, was a slave owner. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
The Police Report on Breonna Taylor’s Death Was Just Released. It’s Essentially Blank.

Her injuries are listed as "none," despite the fact that she died from at least eight LMPD-administered gunshot wounds.

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Breonna Taylor: What You Need to Know About the Kentucky EMT Killed by Police While She Was in Bed

On March 13, Breonna Taylor, an EMT working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, was shot and killed in her Kentucky home by police.

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New Jersey Will Release 1,000 Inmates in Sweeping Effort to Combat Coronavirus in Jails

Other states and counties are making similar decisions to release certain inmates, indicating a growing acknowledgement that prisons and jails are a petri dish for the coronavirus to spread.

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Here Are All the Corrupt, Rich, and Powerful People Trump Pardoned Today

The president's pardons and commutations of powerful men drew swift criticism from Democrats and political analysts.

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How Michigan Could Finally Reduce Its Massive County Jail Population

In 2016, the average number of Michiganders incarcerated on a daily basis reached 16,600—nearly triple the average in 1975. This week, a group tasked with fixing the issue released its list of recommendations.