Civil Rights

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Young inmates at Rikers Island prison in New York City have their civil rights "systematically violated" by a corrections staff that uses brutal violence and solitary confinement as a first-resort means of punishment and control, a federal investigation has found. Department of Corrections (DOC) officers beat and segregate teenage prisoners, many...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Wednesday that...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A U.S. Department of Justice investigation has found that the Newark Police...

Further

Change Happens (If Much Too Slowly) Dept: Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) tweeted out his long-ago, self-assured mugshot today to commemorate his 1961 release from a Mississippi prison where he served 37 days for "disorderly conduct," aka daring to use a bathroom labelled "white." A leader of the Selma to Montgomery March, the tireless Lewis has been arrested over 40 times fighting for civil rights - he calls it "good or necessary trouble" - for which we thank him.

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