Categories & Tags: criminal justice

Mexican drug cartels and the U.S. banking industry   |   July 12, 2012
By Louis Nevaer, New America Media The six-year War on Drugs that Mexican president Felipe Calderon has waged since 2007 has resulted in one consequence no one anticipated:...

 

How Louisiana became the prison capitol of the world   |   May 14, 2012
The share of Louisiana's population that is locked up in jails or prisons is triple that of Iran and seven times that of China. In last two decades, Lousiana's...

 

Feds file first criminal charges related to BP Gulf spill   |   April 25, 2012
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica Two years after oil from a BP well began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal charges alleging that...

 

Top 5 of 2011 - #3: The fight to save Troy Davis   |   December 27, 2011
NOTE: Facing South will be posting lightly over the winter holidays. As we close out the year, we look at Facing South's big stories in 2011. Our earlier entries in the series...

 

Troy Davis case shows need for eyewitness identification reform   |   September 22, 2011
The long struggle to save the life of Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis ended last night at 11:08 p.m., when Davis -- who maintained his innocence to the very end -- was...

 

Why does the South execute more people?   |   September 22, 2011
In the wake of the high-profile but ultimately unsuccessful effort to save Georgia's Troy Davis from execution, media outlets are buzzing that the Davis case has sparked a new...

 

In New Orleans, marijuana cases flood the system   |   July 25, 2008
New Orleans City Business reports that New Orleans District Attorney Keva Landrum-Johnson is filling up Louisiana's prisons with a new policy charging minor marijuana...

 

"This is like Baghdad": Accused teen acquitted in killing of popular New Orleans musician   |   April 11, 2008
The December 2006 murder of Hot 8 Brass Band drummer and high school music teacher Dinerral Shavers shocked New Orleans. Followed a week later by the killing of filmmaker and Food...

 

Gulf Watch: No indictment in post-Katrina Gretna Bridge blockade   |   November 1, 2007
Speaking of criminal justice in post-Katrina New Orleans, an Orleans Parish grand jury declined to indict Gretna Police Officer Lawrence Vaughn on a charge of illegal use of a...

 

Update on the Jena 6 case   |   September 14, 2007
It's just now making the national Big Media radar, but the case of the Jena 6 -- the African-American youth facing trumped-up charges for a schoolyard fight in rural Louisiana...

 

Lost in New Orleans' Justice System   |   November 29, 2006
Speaking of the problems plaguing New Orleans' justice system since Katrina, today's Times-Picayune has a story about a man who came to help rebuild the city -- and ended...

 

Falling From Grace   |   May 4, 2005
With network TV doing wall-to-wall coverage of every sensational trial that comes down the pike -- all Court TV, all the time -- it's hard to miss the ubiquitous Nancy Grace....

 

Punishment Is Forever   |   April 7, 2005
The St. Petersburg Times reports on how the Hillsborough County (Florida) commission has voted to ban three-time felons from an indigent health care program run by the county. The...

 

Art That Refuses To Shut Up and Shut Down (1996)   |   January 31, 1996
This winter's issue pursues some of the loose ends left dangling by the mainstream media and its sound-byte attention span. Donald Wildmon and the Helms attack on the NEA...