Tag: criminal justice

Research shows impact of juvenile court system

Sharon Davis, professor of sociology, talks about the issues surrounding the juvenile court system and low income families on Tuesday at the weekly faculty lecture series held in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Claudette Colvin is unsung hero for civil rights movement

Claudette Colvin, an activist and pioneer in the civil rights movement, refused to give up her seat months before Rosa Parks refused hers. She was 15 at the time.

L.A. marijuana cases set to be dismissed

According to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, Los Angeles County is set to dismiss about 60,000 marijuana convictions in the upcoming months. The final step is to consider damages caused by narcotics enforcements before California voted to decriminalize marijuana.

Commentary: Chauvin trial is a sigh of relief but there is more work to be done

George Floyd died May 25, 2020, at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. Just one month short of the one-year anniversary of the tragic day, justice was served and Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. 

More police need to be held accountable for their killings

The theme after the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for last year’s killing of George Floyd should be accountability, not just justice.

Trans inmates’ identities are legally required to be recognized under new state law

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is now legally required to recognize the needs and identities of transgender prisoners under a new state law took effect Jan. 1.

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