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Rev. Sharpton Reacts To The Stephon Clark Case
March 5, 2019
Rev. Al Sharpton reacts to the case against Betty Shelby being dropped in the unlawful death of Stephon Clark. ... read more »
California AG to Announce Whether His Office will File Criminal Charges Against Two Police Officers who Shot and Killed Stephon Clark
March 5, 2019
  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke with reporters Monday morning about Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s decision to not file criminal charges against the police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark. ... read more »
New Author Releases Memoir – Surviving Forty-three Consecutive Years in Prison
February 12, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA.  – Knowledge Power Books and Malik Bookstore will host a book signing event for first-time author Edward “Renee” Harden on Saturday, February 16, ... read more »
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WATCH: Kamala Harris Talks 2020 Presidential Run, Legalizing Marijuana, Criminal Justice Reform + More
February 12, 2019
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris stops by to explain why she decided to run for presidential office in 2020. The U.S. Attorney also touched on where she stands on marijuana legalization and the “nasty game” ... read more »
Jay Z Puts His Advocacy to Action in Support of 21 Savage
February 6, 2019
Jay-Z , 21 Savage  According to ...   ... is coming to the defense of ... , slamming his arrest by ICE and throwing some major support his way … ... read more »
Inmate Freed with Help by Kim Kardashian West Gets Book Deal
February 6, 2019
Alice Marie Johnson NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, ... read more »
WATCH: Power Restored In NYC Jail After Days of Protest as Inmates Go Without Heat During Bitter Winter Cold
February 5, 2019
After inmates suffered for nearly a week with minimal electricity and heat, the power is back on at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. The jail houses more than 1,600 inmates and has been running on emergency electricity since January 27th. ... read more »
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WATCH: Rapper Meek Mill and High-Profile Supporters Launch Initiative for Criminal Justice Reform
January 26, 2019
Hip hop artist Meek Mill is taking on America’s criminal justice system. Mill launched the Reform Alliance in Manhattan Wednesday. He’s getting some star-powered support. The group says they want to fix what they see as a broken criminal justice system. ... read more »
California Governor Seeks to Transform Youth Prisons
January 23, 2019
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Tuesday to change the way California’s juvenile prisons are overseen, eventually closing facilities to cut what he called the “ludicrous” cost. ... read more »
REDEMPTION SONG: Man Exonerated after 45 Years Sells his Prison Art to Get By
January 18, 2019
Richard Phillips Wire Photo FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Richard Phillips said he didn’t mope much during the 45 years he wrongfully spent in prison. He painted watercolors in his cell: warm landscapes, ... read more »
Report: Black Motorists Stopped, Searched More than Others
January 15, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — A report by the American Civil Liberties Union says African-American motorists in Illinois are more likely than others to be stopped and searched for routine traffic violations. ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Florida Pardons 4 Black Men Accused of 1949 Rape
January 11, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a dramatic, hour-long meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case now seen as a racial injustice. ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Governor Grants Cyntoia Brown Clemency
January 7, 2019
Cyntoia Brown NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has granted clemency to a woman serving a life sentence for murder who says she was a victim of sex trafficking.    ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on the Passage of the First Step Act
December 26, 2018
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on the First Step Act of 2018, which passed both the House and the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support and is now the law of the land.  ... read more »
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