Monthly Archives: April 2012

Shelby County Juvenille Court Racism: Report Finds Memphis African-American Children Treated Unfairly

Court Racism, Shelby County-Tennessee, Crime News A review of thousands of juvenile cases in Tennessee’s Shelby County Juvenile Court led the U.S. Department of Justice to conclude that African-American children are treated unfairly compared to white children. (Reuters) – Black … Continue reading

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House Republicans Would Rather Kick 280,000 Low-Income Kids Off Free Lunch Program Than Raise Millionaires’ Taxe

6 COMMENTS House Republicans Would Rather Kick 280,000 Low-Income Kids Off Free Lunch Program Than Raise Millionaires’ Taxes Our guest blogger is Melissa Boteach, director of Half In Ten at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. House Republicans recently proposed … Continue reading

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Stand Your Ground Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander faces 20 years in prison for Standing Her Ground. Her husband beat her while she was pregnant. After yet another beating, Alexander fired a warning shot into the ceiling. That shot saved her life. Prosecutor Angela Corey did … Continue reading

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Bias Law Used to Move a Man Off Death Row

Bias Law Used to Move a Man Off Death Row Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer, via Associated Press A death sentence for Marcus Reymond Robinson, left, was reduced at Friday’s hearing to life in prison without parole. By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON Published: … Continue reading

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Justice Under North Carolina’s Racial Bias Law

Justice Under North Carolina’s Racial Bias Law Published: April 20, 2012 Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Share Print Reprints Marcus Robinson, who has been on death row in North Carolina since 1994, was the first person to challenge a death sentence … Continue reading

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The Awful Race Disparities That Still Haunt Us

The Awful Race Disparities That Still Haunt Us Even though a black family lives in the White House, hardly anyone seriously argues that we live in a postracial society. April 17, 2012  |         LIKE THIS ARTICLE … Continue reading

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Five Myths About Crime in Black America—and the Statistical Truths

n the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, we’ve seen a lot of discussion of the larger societal issues that play into how and when people are perceived as criminals. There were hoodies, there were marches, and there were frank talks … Continue reading

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