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Dream Hampton‘s new BET docu-series Finding Justice focuses on “Finding Justice in a corrupt system.” Hampton says one of the focuses is the cash bail system. She says most people don’t have the ability to post bail and because of that innocent men and women end up spending months in jail. Atlanta actually ended the cash […]

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Denver settles a jail fee lawsuit filed by Mickey Howard and agrees to reform its policy.

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A black man has been acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of a white man outside a bar in a case his attorney said stemmed from “ugly racism.” Jurors deliberated for four hours Friday before acquitting Stephen Spencer of homicide, aggravated assault and terroristic threats. He was freed after […]

A police officer was found guilty of murder in the state of Texas for the first time. Officer Roy Oliver was found unanimously guilty for the murder of Jordan Edwards. Edwards was leaving a party in a car with his brother when Oliver shot him in the back of the head. DL thanks all of […]

The man who shot and killed 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton in a Circle A parking lot will not be charged because of Florida’s “stand your ground” law. This announcement sparked a protest on Sunday in the parking lot where the incident took place. According to USA Today, it all started when Markeis McGlockton’s girlfriend drove into a handicapped […]

  Chikesia Clemons was the woman at a Waffle House in Alabama who was arrested after asking a cashier why she had to pay for her plastic utensils. Without starting anything, she asked for the district managers number and within minutes cops had her on the floor. Rev. Al Sharpton was in Alabama to to […]

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Recently there have been stories of teachers all across the U.S. acting completely out of line. David Suena a teacher in Jacksonville, Florida was suspended for 10 days without pay after he repeatedly used the n-word in his classroom to explain to students that they shouldn’t be dating African-American boys. It poses the question of […]

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I wanna take a few minutes this morning to teach about how our nation’s criminal justice system actually works. We’ve marched, we’ve protested, we’ve boycotted, we’ve taken knees, we’ve raised fists – and I’m glad we’ve done every single one of those things. I hope we continue to do them, but this morning I want […]

A lawyer friend posed this thorny question yesterday: “How many Black men have been falsely accused of rape and spent half their lives in prison for crimes they didn’t commit?” I couldn’t answer his question with a hard number. I didn’t know. My friend really didn’t want a definitive response; his mind was already made […]

Is this a joke? Earlier this week, New York City lawyers got together and concluded that the family of 23-year-old Olivia Brown doesn’t deserve a…

An Alabama man died in police custody after being pepper sprayed on Friday. According to Daily Mail: Anthony Dewayne Ware, 35, was pepper sprayed by Tuscaloosa…