Podcast: Michael Dunn Trial, Colorblind Prosecutions & a System That Permits Racist Violence

By: Sunday February 23, 2014 9:52 am

With “stand your ground” laws, “it’s very hard for people to acknowledge that there might be a racial bias and that’s why it’s such an issue,” according to Raven Rakia, an independent journalist. Rakia believes that, in cases like the Michael Dunn case, where Dunn was put on trial for shooting and killing Jordan Davis, [...]

Film Highlights Public Defenders Fighting Against Creation of Permanent Underclass

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 4:48 pm

An HBO documentary on the right that everyone has to a defense lawyer when they are charged with a crime, even if they cannot afford one, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film “Gideon’s Army,” was featured on “Democracy Now!” this morning. The film’s release coincides with the fifty-year anniversary of the Supreme Court [...]

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