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Thirty years later, Yusuf Hawkins’ murder still shocks in a changed Brooklyn | The City

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Clifford Michel, The City, The City A memorial for Yusuf Hawkins in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Aug. 22, 2019. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY. Featured Image this week, Mohamed Kootabeda never heard the name Yusuf Hawkins. Kootabeda was shocked to learn the story of the African-American 16-year-old who was set upon by a mob of white youths in Bensonhurst and fatally shot on […]
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How Prosecutors Contribute to Mass Incarceration | Colorlines A new animated video from Color of Change anchors the group’s 100 Days of Justice campaign to hold reform-minded prosecutors accountable.">How Prosecutors Contribute to Mass Incarceration | Colorlines A new animated video from Color of Change anchors the group’s 100 Days of Justice campaign to hold reform-minded prosecutors accountable.

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A new animated video from Color of Change anchors the group’s 100 Days of Justice campaign to hold reform-minded prosecutors accountable.
How Prosecutors Contribute to Mass Incarceration | Colorlines A new animated video from Color of Change anchors the group’s 100 Days of Justice campaign to hold reform-minded prosecutors accountable." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Cyntoia Brown, Trafficking Victim Serving Life Sentence for Murder, Will Get Clemency Hearing | The New York Times Cyntoia Brown, a Nashville woman who is serving a life sentence for killing a man who picked her up for sex while she was being trafficked as a teenager, will receive a hearing that could lead to her release, officials said on Thursday.">Cyntoia Brown, Trafficking Victim Serving Life Sentence for Murder, Will Get Clemency Hearing | The New York Times Cyntoia Brown, a Nashville woman who is serving a life sentence for killing a man who picked her up for sex while she was being trafficked as a teenager, will receive a hearing that could lead to her release, officials said on Thursday.

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Cyntoia Brown, a Nashville woman who is serving a life sentence for killing a man who picked her up for sex while she was being trafficked as a teenager, will receive a hearing that could lead to her release, officials said on Thursday.
Cyntoia Brown, Trafficking Victim Serving Life Sentence for Murder, Will Get Clemency Hearing | The New York Times Cyntoia Brown, a Nashville woman who is serving a life sentence for killing a man who picked her up for sex while she was being trafficked as a teenager, will receive a hearing that could lead to her release, officials said on Thursday." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

D.C. Kicks Off Summer Crime Initiative | The Washington Informer Every year, for nearly 10 years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months.">D.C. Kicks Off Summer Crime Initiative | The Washington Informer Every year, for nearly 10 years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months.

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Every year, for nearly 10 years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months.
D.C. Kicks Off Summer Crime Initiative | The Washington Informer Every year, for nearly 10 years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Why Are American Prisons So Afraid of This Book? | The New York Times “Some prison officials are determined to keep the people they lock in cages as ignorant as possible about the racial, social and political forces that have made the United States the most punitive nation on earth...” ">Why Are American Prisons So Afraid of This Book? | The New York Times “Some prison officials are determined to keep the people they lock in cages as ignorant as possible about the racial, social and political forces that have made the United States the most punitive nation on earth...”

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“Some prison officials are determined to keep the people they lock in cages as ignorant as possible about the racial, social and political forces that have made the United States the most punitive nation on earth...”
Why Are American Prisons So Afraid of This Book? | The New York Times “Some prison officials are determined to keep the people they lock in cages as ignorant as possible about the racial, social and political forces that have made the United States the most punitive nation on earth...” " class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

The Long Rise and Fast Fall of New York’s Black Mafia | Daily Beast ‘You can’t become known as a gangster. Once you’re known you’re finished. The old-timers understood that.’">The Long Rise and Fast Fall of New York’s Black Mafia | Daily Beast ‘You can’t become known as a gangster. Once you’re known you’re finished. The old-timers understood that.’

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‘You can’t become known as a gangster. Once you’re known you’re finished. The old-timers understood that.’
The Long Rise and Fast Fall of New York’s Black Mafia | Daily Beast ‘You can’t become known as a gangster. Once you’re known you’re finished. The old-timers understood that.’" class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate On Lower Police Presence | NPR For the third year in a row, Baltimore, Md., has had more than 300 murders, reaching a new record of murders per number of residents in 2017.">Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate On Lower Police Presence | NPR For the third year in a row, Baltimore, Md., has had more than 300 murders, reaching a new record of murders per number of residents in 2017.

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For the third year in a row, Baltimore, Md., has had more than 300 murders, reaching a new record of murders per number of residents in 2017.
Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate On Lower Police Presence | NPR For the third year in a row, Baltimore, Md., has had more than 300 murders, reaching a new record of murders per number of residents in 2017." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Five Arrested in Georgia in ‘Heinous’ 1983 Killing of Black Man | The New York Times “If the crime happened today, it would be prosecuted as a hate crime...”">Five Arrested in Georgia in ‘Heinous’ 1983 Killing of Black Man | The New York Times “If the crime happened today, it would be prosecuted as a hate crime...”

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“If the crime happened today, it would be prosecuted as a hate crime...”
Five Arrested in Georgia in ‘Heinous’ 1983 Killing of Black Man | The New York Times “If the crime happened today, it would be prosecuted as a hate crime...”" class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More