Monday, March 1, 2021

Tag: justice

New report shows persistent racial and ethnic disparities in youth incarcerations

While youth incarceration has dropped by almost half over the last decade, Back and American Indian youth are more likely to be incarcerated than white youth.

Former VA doctor sentenced to 25 years in federal prison

“Today, [Jonathan] Yates has been called to account for his heinous acts. While his prison sentence will not undo the significant harm Yates inflicted on the victims, we hope that it will ease their pain.”

Hundreds of 2021 ‘insurrectionists’ may get off while 700 peaceful Pentagon...

What a difference a half century makes (not!)...

Former police officer charged with falsifying arrest report

"The La Mesa Police Department holds each and every member of the Department to the highest standards of integrity in order to protect and serve our community and keep its trust.”

Park ranger repeatedly tazes Native American on video

A Native American man was recorded on cellphone video as a park ranger repeatedly fired his Taser at him for walking off the path and refusing to show his identification.

New bill proposes stopping unemployment agencies that make mistakes from demanding...

State unemployment agencies have been demanding recipients repay thousands of dollars, even if the agency made the mistake and the money’s already been spent, but legislators are trying to end it.

Former police officer pleads guilty to federal extortion

"Bringing corrupt officials to justice is one of the highest priorities of this office, and we will continue to ensure that the public is protected and that criminals answer for their crimes."

Police release video of army vet who died in custody

Currently, no criminal charges have been filed against any staff members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for Gregory Edwards’ death in custody.

Police officer fired after fatally shooting teen passenger in car

One survived the shooting and remains in serious condition, while another died from his wounds.

Former deputy constable admits to transporting drug money and heroin

Betty Molina received approximately $30,000 after she and her husband, Henry Molina, obtained several thousands of dollars in drug proceeds.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."