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Arrest, jail stats show racial disparity in Johnson County

[Source: ” Arrest, jail stats show racial disparity in Johnson County, Officials say the imbalance is more complex than race and is not unique to Johnson County,” Press Citizen, 30 August 2013, by Josh O’Leary] The numbers are black and white, but the solutions are anything but. The percentage of black inmates in the Johnson […]

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“The Color of Justice” PBS Special About Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice System

A CPTV original documentary about Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice system. Statistics collected over 17 years indicate that minority children are treated more harshly than white children when it comes to sanctions within the Juvenile Justice system. The documentary looks at the disparities, the causes, and the solutions to this violation of children’s rights. And we look […]

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Iowa City Working to Improve Relations Between Police and Minorities

[Source: “Critics: Iowa City missing crucial opportunity,” Press Citizen, 18 June 2013] Critics: Iowa City missing crucial opportunity Council OKs plans aimed to improve minorities-police relationships; city to review regularly, track progress City administrators are making small changes aimed at improving relations between police and minorities but not the major overhaul that’s necessary, some critics […]

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Blacks are Still Majority of the Wrongfully Convicted

[Source: “Blacks are Still Majority of the Wrongfully Convicted,” Multiple Sources, May 2013.*] By Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When a Baltimore grocery store employee fingered 26-year-old Michael Austin for the murder of a security guard in the spring of 1974, Austin didn’t even match the police sketch. The wanted suspect was […]

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