A man who was arrested during the Baltimore protests — sparked by the death of a 25-year-old unarmed Black man in police custody — is suing the police department for excessive force, wrongful arrest and battery.
In 1981, Gates was sentenced to prison for the rape and murder of Georgetown University student Catherine Schilling. In 2009, with the use of advanced DNA evidence, authorities discovered the crime was committed by a man who died in 2013.
Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old Chicago native who was found dead in a Texas jail cell in July, committed suicide because her family and friends failed to post her bond after she was arrested for a minor traffic violation.
One of the two women involved in a sexual assault incident at a Washington, D.C. gas station has been arrested, NBC Washington reports. Ayanna Marie…
On Monday, President Obama unveiled a series of initiatives to overhaul the criminal justice system. Here’s how the reforms will help Blacks and other people of color.
Seven inmates were given a combined total punishment of 7,150 days, or 19.75 years, of solitary confinement at the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC).
Social media users were critical in August when Marie Holmes, 26, of Wilmington, North Carolina paid $9 million to twice bail out her fiancé, Lamarr McDow, from jail.
Fathers in prison facing high debt over unpaid child support payments will have the opportunity to “press pause” with a new program.
Friday’s sentencing came after Conrad Alvin Barrett, 29, plead guilty over the summer. In December 2013, Barrett — who was 27 at the time — was charged with a hate crime for punching 79-year-old Roy Coleman, fracturing the man’s jaw in two places.
During an appearance on the Iowa radio program Mickelson in the Morning, Republican candidate Mike Huckabee agreed when the conservative host used a bible verse to justify selling poor people into slavery.