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Black Crime Rates: What Happens When Numbers Aren't Neutral

Kim Farbota | Posted 01.19.2016 | Crime
Kim Farbota

There is a common conservative narrative that the disproportionate incarceration of black people is not the result of systemic racism, but rather of shortcomings within the black community.This "fact" is used to justify a belief that a "culture of violence" is to blame for problems faced by black people in America.

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

Man Jailed for Swearing During 911 Call: The Sad Saga of Boyd Green and a Senseless Arrest

Clay Calvert | Posted 05.24.2015 | Crime
Clay Calvert

Although Green v. Chitwood seems at first glance trivial, it is both the backstory and the vague terms used in statute that make Green's arrest so outrageous and egregious.

8 Illinois Counties With Some of the Highest DUI Arrests

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.01.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While the number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Illinois has decreased 37.8 percent between 2002 and 2012 -- in large part because of increased awareness, tougher punishments and legislative action -- drunk driving remains a serious problem in Illinois, though more severe in some parts of the state than others.

Dana Liebelson

Black Teenager Taken Out Of School And Jailed For A Month Without Probable Cause, Lawsuit Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

In September, police took a 17-year-old African-American boy out of high school in Cincinnati, Ohio, and arrested him on the suspicion that he had par...

Why Do We Assume A Hot Cheerleader Can't Be A Sexual Abuser?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

The struggle for equality isn't just about equal rights, but also equal accountability, and an abuser is an abuser -- man or woman.

Major Police Group: Mandated Treatment Can Help Some Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime
DJ Jaffe

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) approved a resolution calling for greater use of mandated treatment, commonly known as assisted outpatient treatment (AOT), at their annual meeting in Orlando. Research shows that AOT reduces arrest, suicide, involuntary hospitalization and violence by the most seriously mentally ill.

Police Officers Posted Heroin User's Arrest on Twitter and Vine

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.11.2014 | Crime
Dieter Holger

Post by Santa Cruz Police. It seems police have taken to social media. During their "Virtual Ride-Along Day," The Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD)...

3 Things Kids Need to Know About Yik Yak

Diana Graber | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

San Clemente High School and its 3,000-plus students were one of the latest victims of a Yik Yak attack. "Yik Yak" is a new social network that has quickly gained popularity amongst young people. So what's a parent/teacher/administrator to do? Talk to your kids and tell them these three things:

Nana Has a Rap Sheet

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The cop was, of course, unaware that Judy's sense of direction was rivaled only by her memory. The court date passed unnoticed, while Judy went on with the less serious commitments of her life. Then the warrant for her arrest arrived in the mail.

Why I Got Arrested Today With 20 Undocumented Women

Sandy Sorensen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Sandy Sorensen

A few minutes ago, I got arrested on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. I joined more than one hundred other women -- including 20 undocumented women -- to bring attention to our nation's horrendously unjust immigration system.

Punishing Killers of Protesters should be applied to all

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

I believe it is a good idea for the US and other world countries to immediately stop aid to any country that shoots civilian demonstrators. This prin...

Not Your Typical Father's Day Story

Al DeLuise | Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

"See this," I pointed to the ground, "this is the exact spot where I was arrested!" They must have wondered why I was smiling.

Dear IRS...

Sandi Bachom | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

One morning, the buzzer rang. Three plain-clothes detectives were standing in the doorway. They put me in handcuffs (hands cuffed in front) which I'm told they do if there is not an imminent threat of violence.

Mrs. Rosa Parks -- Before and After the Bus

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, too many would-be movement leaders simply want to be Dr. King or Mrs. Rosa Parks: they want the glory and privilege of leadership without the burdens or sacrifice and sustained hard work. Movements are not built from the top down by powerful leaders but percolate from the bottom up from people who share common grievances.

The Few and the Many: Linking a Campaign to a Movement

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Eileen Flanagan

When I handcuffed my wrist to the White House fence on February 13 along with author Bill McKibben, the Sierra Club's Michael Brune, civil rights icon Julian Bond and 44 others, it was a big moment for my organization, Earth Quaker Action Team.

Former NBA All-Star Latrell Sprewell Arrested On New Year's Eve

Posted 01.03.2013 | Sports

Former NBA star Latrell Sprewell was arrested in Milwaukee on New Year's Eve for blasting music too loudly. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sent...

Adrian Peterson on NFL Record, Arrest, Injury, Plans to Compete in Olympics, Expulsion From School, Tragic Deaths of Two Brothers

Graham Bensinger | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

I recently sat down with the Vikings' Adrian Peterson at his Minnesota home. The interview is for a new episode of In Depth. The star running back discusses his difficult childhood, touching specifically on the tragic deaths of two of his brothers and the imprisonment of his father.

Teaching Our Children to Tell and Talk Can Help Heal

Ava Thompson Greenwell | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Ava Thompson Greenwell

When I spoke out against racial profiling critics said I was playing the race card. I believe I was speaking truth to power. Police interrogation is a common rite of passage for African Americans, males in particular.

Arrest Warrant Issued Against Greek Journalist for Publishing 'Lagarde List'

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

In a shocking affront to democracy and freedom of speech, Greek prosecutors have ordered the immediate arrest of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis. This comes after the publication of the so-called "Lagarde List," containing the names of 1,991 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.

Woman Arrested For Posting Undercover Cop's Photo On Facebook

Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

A Texas woman has been arrested and charged with a felony for posting a publicly available photograph of an undercover police officer to her Facebook ...

Pizza Delivery Man Punched For Odd Reason

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

Garlic knots -- those cheap, chewy meal extenders that always need more garlic -- exacted a heavy price on a Vero Beach, Fla., pizza deliveryman. A...

A Child for All Purposes in New York, Except One

Michael A. Corriero | Posted 10.24.2012 | Crime
Michael A. Corriero

If our state requires parental involvement for soaking up ultra-violet rays and piercing a belly button, then surely we can add an adult arrest -- and its life-long impact -- to this list.

New York DOE & NYPD Commit to Confronting Arrest and Suspension Rates

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 09.01.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

On Monday, June 25th, the first-ever "People's Hearing on School Justice in the Bronx" was held to examine school disciplinary procedures -- particularly the overuse of suspensions and arrests in Bronx public schools.

Detours and Danger Warnings on the Road from Slavery to Freedom

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

How far have we come on the road from slavery to freedom isn't just a rhetorical question 150 years later. A people who don't know their history are more likely to repeat it. The resurgence of hate crimes and emergence of mass incarceration of males of color remind us that freedom requires constant vigilance and justice needs a fire that burns in all of us. I believe that we are in the second post Reconstruction era. Although some forms of continuing racial intolerance are overt, some forms are subtle, covert, technical, political, and very polite. Wrapped up in new euphemisms, better etiquette and clever political rhetoric, it's still, as Frederick Douglass warned, the same old snake. Let's call it out systematically, oppose it nonviolently, and move forward on becoming a free and just nation.