criminal justice system

Judges in Alabama are using their power, ignoring juries and imposing the death penalty on defendants who kill white victims, according to a recent report by the Equal Justice Initiative. Among other findings, the report examines judicial overrides — a little known practice that allows judges to overturn jury-decisions in death penalty cases. From the […]

WASHINGTON- The Washington Supreme Court recently threw out a murder conviction, ruling the prosecutor yielded “racist arguments” to attack defense witnesses. According to The Seattle Times the court, in a 8-1 ruling, found that veteran deputy prosecutor James Konat engaged in “prosecutorial misconduct” when questioning witnesses during the trail of Kevin L. Monday, who was […]

Los Angeles — Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the Rodney King beating, which was coincidentally caught on tape by a voyeuristic bystander, George Holliday. Unbeknown to Holliday that night, the nine minutes of taping would change the criminal justice system forever. With new technological advancements and the Internet, anyone with a cellphone now can […]

Houston, Texas–   A Texas man who was exonerated after serving 18 years in prison has been denied compensation because of a legal glitch.  Exonerated Death Row inmate Anthony Graves will be denied compensation because the word “Innocence,” was not used in the document ordering his release, his attorney Katherine Scardino said. RELATED: 25 reasons we […]

An appeals court has overturned the murder conviction of an Ohio woman, China Arnold, accused of cooking her baby daughter in a microwave oven.

Herman Atkins is still trying to pick up the pieces 10 years after he was freed from imprisonment on phoney rape charges.

From PSLWeb.org: The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.