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After 8 years, inmates still waiting for trial

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Two men who have been in Mississippi’s Hinds County Detention Center for seven years and eight years without going to trial had known mental health issues when they were incarcerated. They are among nearly 130 inmates have been in the detention center for at least a year without trial. 

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Report: Florida charges more kids as adults than any other state, black youth disproportionately affected

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According to a new report, Florida charges juveniles as adults more that any other state. The report, released by Human Rights Watch reveals that more than 12,000 children have been moved from the juvenile to adult court system in the past five years. 

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Man forced to rap for cops receives settlement

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A man who says that he was forced by members of the NYPD to rap for his freedom has received a settlement from the city. Quinshon Shingles, who goes by the stage name Sauce Da Boss, will be paid $7,500 for the incident. 

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Man blows 0.0 on Breathalyzer, still arrested for drunk driving

Police in Texas are defending a drunk driving arrest of a man whose Breathalyzer and blood test showed zero evidence of intoxication. Larry Davis was arrested Jan. 13, 2013 by Austin police after running a stop sign. 

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Newspaper in Uganda lists ’200 Top Homos’

Yesterday Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, banning the practice of same-sex acts and relationships. The act is punishable by up to life in prison. If that isn’t drastic enough, Red Pepper newspaper has published the identities of what it describes as the country’s “200 Top Homos.”

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Family says Oklahoma police beat man to death in front of them

The family of an Oklahoma man says that he was beat to death by five Moore Police officers right in front of them. Nair Rodriguez and her daughter Lunahi told News 9 they got into an argument at Warren Theater around midnight. Nair slapped her daughter then stormed off. Her husband Luis, who chased after […]

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Transgender teen defending herself during school fight faces criminal charges

A 16-year-old transgender student who claims to have been defending herself against fellow classmates now faces criminal charges for the fight. Jewlyes Gutierrez says she snapped and finally fought back after two years of relentless bullying over her sexuality by students at California’s Hercules High School. 

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City of Miami Gardens hit with police abuse,racial profiling lawsuit

Last week, we told the story of Earl Sampson, a convenience store worker based in Miami Gardens. Sampson has been arrested at least 62 times by Miami Gardens police for simply “trespassing” at his place of employment. The situation got so bad that Sampson’s employer who owns the store, installed surveillance cameras to capture the injustice.  […]

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Celebrities seek to end mass incarceration with campaign

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons are teaming up to combat mass incarceration. By gathering a coalition of supporters, the men hope to highlight the seriousness of the prison industrial complex and its affects on people of color.

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CeCe McDonald Pens Letter from Prison About Trayvon, Racism, and Survivor’s Guilt

Cece McDonald is a black transgender youth currently serving a 41-month sentence for stabbing a person who attacked her and her friends. She recently penned a letter from prison where she discusses the justice system, and how it feels to be a survivor. The letter, which was featured on ColorLines, says in part:

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