Criminal Justice


Gun violence has soared in cities led by both Republicans and Democrats this summer, and has exacted an uneven toll. Brandon Hendricks-Ellison of Bronxville, N.Y. was shot June 29 two days after he graduated from James Monroe High School. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
We’re ER Doctors. Gun Violence Is a Public Health Crisis That Deserves as Much Attention as COVID.

Sharp rises in gun violence are rooted in economic inequality and decades of systemic racism. The crisis deserves a public health response on par with that of the coronavirus.

Linden Cameron, a 13 year old with Asperger's syndrome, was repeatedly shot by police in Utah last week (Shutterstock).
Utah Police Repeatedly Shot a 13-Year-Old Boy With Asperger’s After His Mother Called for Help

Americans with autism and those with untreated mental illnesses both experience far more interactions with the police, according to studies. Many of those incidents are fatal.

Lebron James is just one of the many athletes who have stood up to support Black Lives Matter since George Floyd's killing by police in May.
The Complete Timeline of Athletes Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice Since the Death of George Floyd

Major sports leagues, teams, and individual players have all taken action on civil rights since the killing of George Floyd, continuing the legacy of athletes protesting against injustice.

President Trump wants to limit funding to cities where protests are ongoing across the United States. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Trump Aims To Prevent Cities With Ongoing Protests From Receiving Federal Funding

While ignoring right-wing violence and rising violent crime in GOP-led cities, President Trump wants to curtail funding to cities where protests are ongoing.

Steve Bannon's We Build the Wall campaign is just one of example of prominent GOP fundraising fraud since Trump took office. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Veterans, the Elderly, and Everyone in Between Have Been Victimized by GOP Fundraising Scams

President Trump, Steve Bannon, and the NRA have all been accused of stealing millions from donors—and these crimes are causing more than just financial pain ahead of the 2020 election.

Anti-Trump protesters clashed with counterprotesters and police outside of the Republican National Convention Monday in Charlotte. Our reporter witnessed police using their bikes as weapons against demonstrators and pepper spraying one young man. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
Facing Pepper Spray and Police, RNC Protestors Continued the National Call for Justice

"I don’t even know what to say. It’s not often I’m at a loss for words, but I’m at a loss for words because we continue to see the harm that this administration causes to our community."

Police have deployed a variety of violent tactics against protestors since May. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
‘I Feared for My Life’: The Use of Unmarked Vans in Arrests Is More Common Than You Think

“This is the kind of thing that happens over and over and over and I'm glad attention is finally being paid to it, but this is not new. This is the kind of thing that’s been happening for years.”