Blog — Criminal Justice

Serial Killer Targeting Black Men is Not a Top Priority

A serial killer has been on the loose for months and only recently has the story reached the attention of national media.


Katrina Bridge Killings Could be Accountability Moment for Us All

On September 4, 2005, six unarmed New Orleans residents were attacked, two of them shot to death, as they tried to seek refuge for themselves and their families in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


80 Oakland Cops Become Casualty of Crippled Economy

Just imagine walking through your front door after a long day's work and your house has been ransacked and your valuables gone. You call the police to report the crime but no one shows up.


Bring Lessons from Convention Home With You

Inspired by Convention? Of course you are! You will return to your community with a renewed sense of commitment to fighting for civil rights and equality. But you might need a road map for advocating on the issues that affect your community.


NAACP Holds Historic Workshop Inside Missouri Prison

At the invitation of the Crossroads Correctional Center’s NAACP Prison Branch #4003, and in coordination with the Missouri State Conference of the NAACP, the Criminal Justice Program of the NAACP participated in the first ever criminal justice workshop.


Inmate allegedly tortured in jail is the tip of hate crime iceberg

Rarely do we come across a case that so clearly embodies racial hatred, elements of torture and police misconduct. On May 22, 2010 in an Indiana jail, Tevin Bald says he was a victim of exactly such an incident and the evidence backs him up.


A Death Row Inmate’s Chance To Prove His Innocence

On Wednesday the saga of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis will begin its last chapter. In an extremely rare ruling last summer, the United States Supreme Court ordered a federal judge in Georgia to grant Troy an evidentiary hearing to prove his innocence.


Jail populations shrink but growing problems remain

Last week, federal officials announced a decrease in our nation's jail population for the first time since 1982. This comes at a time when overall crime is down despite this being the worst economic recession in decades.


Mass Incarceration Makes Our Communities Less Safe…Looking for Smart and Safe Solutions

As I was thinking about what to write for this blog, my mind kept floating to personal experiences of friends I've lost to violence and how inept responses to crime have made our communities less safe.


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