R. Kelly Indicted on 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse, No-Bail Arrest Warrant Issued [Updated]

There were decades of allegations. There was a criminal trial on charges of child pornography. There were hashtag campaigns and open letters. There was a high-profile series documenting the stories of his alleged victims. Now, there is a no-bail warrant out for Robert “R.” Kelly on 10 counts of aggravated child sexual…

Kanautica Zayre-Brown and the Cold, Routine Cruelty of How the Criminal Justice System Treats Trans Women

Kanautica Zayre-Brown is a woman. Kanautica Zayre-Brown was convicted of a crime. Kanautica Zayre-Brown ought to be in a women’s prison. But since 2017, she has served the beginning of a 9-year, 11-month sentence in Harnett Correctional, a men’s prison in Lillington, N.C., despite her repeated pleas to be transferred.

White Supremacist Coast Guard Lieutenant Accused of Plotting Terrorist Attack to 'Establish a White Homeland'

A U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist is expected to appear before a judge Thursday afternoon on weapons and drugs charges related to a terrorist attack he was plotting. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, Md., is accused of stockpiling weapons and ammunition to attack…

A Chicago Teacher Is Accused of Arranging a Brutal Beating for Her 4th Grade Student. Now, His Parents Are Suing the School Board

The family of a 9-year-old Chicago boy has filed a civil complaint against the city’s Board of Education for their role in an incident where the child’s teacher invited another woman into the school to beat him. According to Jomaury Champ’s family, his teacher, Kristen Haynes, arranged for a friend of hers to beat the…

Power Back on at Brooklyn Jail Following Massive Outcry, Officials to Investigate Conditions

A Brooklyn detention center that went several days without heat or light during last week’s polar vortex had its power restored Sunday, but the troubling conditions reported at the federal jail have prompted several judges to investigate complaints. At least one plans on touring the facility Tuesday to examine the…

Baltimore’s Marilyn Mosby Becomes Latest Top Attorney to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Cases But Faces Major Hurdle—the Police

Marijuana possession cases will no longer be prosecuted in Baltimore, regardless of how much marijuana is found or whether the person has a criminal record. Marilyn Mosby, the State’s attorney for Baltimore, made the announcement on Tuesday, making her the latest prosecutor to move away from trying marijuana cases.

News Outlets Were Comfortable Calling Jussie Smollett's Attack 'Homophobic.' Why Didn't They Call It 'Racist'?

On Tuesday, Empire actor Jussie Smollett reported being assaulted in Chicago by two white men in ski masks. The brutal attack, which Smollett told Chicago Police included racial and homophobic slurs (as reported by TMZ), a noose, and the attackers yelling “this is MAGA country,” came as a shock to many. Celebrities,…

Your Friendly Neighborhood Platano-Man Shows You How to Take Down Racists on Your Way to Work

At first blush, Juan Ayala probably looks like your regular-degular Dominican dude from Brooklyn. But the security guard and radio personality went viral last December after filming, confronting, and then performing a citizen’s arrest on “Subway Susan,” real name Anna Lushchinskaya, a white woman caught assaulting and…

‘It’s Okay to Be White’: Charlottesville Police Not Investigating Zeta Phi Beta Mural Defaced by White Supremacists [Updated]

Charlottesville Police say they will not be investigating an incident in which a popular white supremacist slogan, “It’s Okay to Be White” was tagged over a Zeta Phi Beta mural at the University of Virginia. According to the historically black sorority, members of the UVA chapter of Zeta Phi Beta painted the mural on…

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