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Linda Fairstein, the New York City lawyer who prosecuted five innocent men now known as the Exonerated 5 (formerly the Central Park 5), is suing Netflix and director Ava DuVernay because she believes she was portrayed in a “false and defamatory manner,” according to TMZ. The news outlet also states that Fairstein warned DuVernay prior…

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The American criminal justice system is often seen as a living, breathing monstrosity that devours people of color. The Guardian conducted a startling, provocative interview with Paul Butler, a criminal prosecutor who just released his second book, Chokehold: Policing Black Men, which is described as “a renegade prosecutor’s radical thoughts on how to disrupt the system.” In…

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An assistant Wayne County (Detroit) prosecutor, Teana Walsh, resigned on Friday, May 1, 2015 after posting an inflammatory message about Baltimore demonstrators protesting the death of Freddie Gray on Facebook this past Monday, April 27. Cliff Woodards II, a criminal defense attorney from Southfield, Michigan, took a screenshot of the now deleted post that read: “Solution,” she…

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Marilyn Mosby has barely been in office four months and already she has a case that has received national attention. Mosby is the Baltimore State’s Attorney who will be prosecuting the six officers involved in the death of unarmed Black male Freddie Gray. Gray died in police custody in circumstances that have now been ruled a…

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The organization is called Backstoppers, but by the sound of it, a person would be hard pressed to know what it the name means. But looking at its website at backstoppers.org reveals it is a police and first responder charitable organization. According to the website, it helps among others, police officers in crisis often with…

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Trinidad James was arrested in Batesville, Mississippi this past weekend after he was allegedly caught smoking marijuana in a hotel room. Despite the incident at the Batesville Holiday Inn, it appears that the Atlanta rapper won’t have to worry about the repercussions.

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