The Case of the Black and Blue Bruise: Shakespearean Drama in San Francisco

New America Media, News Analysis, Rasa Gustaitis, Posted: May 28, 2012

An ethics hearing Tuesday is the latest in the unfolding drama surrounding San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.




Finding Oscar: Massacre, Memory and Justice in Guatemala

ProPublica, News Report, Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, and Ana Arana, Fundación MEPI, Posted: May 25, 2012

In 1982, a squad of Guatemalan army commandos stormed the village of Dos Erres and slaughtered more than 250 men, women and children.




Two Men Charged in Killing of Chinese Students in Los Angeles

China Daily USA, News Report, Posted: May 25, 2012

Two men suspected in the killings of two Chinese students and charged Tuesday with capital murder may face the death penalty.




Was Oakland PD's Proposed Crowd Control Policy Illegal?

Oakland Local, News Report, Eric K Arnold, Posted: May 25, 2012

Just before the biggest Occupy protests in months, the Oakland Police Department announced new reforms to its crowd control policy.




Gordon Hirabayashi to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Pacific Citizen, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

What do musician Bob Dylan, former astronaut John Glenn, and noted author Toni Morrison have in common with Gordon Hirabayashi? They are among 13 individuals who will soon be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.




Half of Prison Exonerees Are African-American

The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: May 24, 2012

Half of the 873 individuals released from prison in the past 23 years after serving time for crimes they did not commit were African American.




Shame on You, Dharun Ravi: The Boy who Can’t Say Sorry

Firstpost.com, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 23, 2012

Dharun Ravi finally wept. But it had nothing to do with Tyler Clementi, his former roommate who jumped off the George Washington bridge.




Native Americans Protest Alleged Hate Crime in S. Dakota

Indian Country Today Media Network, News Report, Posted: May 22, 2012

Nearly 700 protestors met in Rapid City on Monday to march in support of Vernon Traversie, a Cheyenne River tribal member.




Vietnam: Four Religious Advocates Facing Trial for Social Activism

HRW, News Report, Posted: May 22, 2012

Vietnamese authorities should immediately release four Catholic activists accused of conducting propaganda against the state and drop the charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today.




First Defendant in Sinha Murder Trial Will Serve No Jail Time

India-West, News Report, Posted: May 19, 2012

One of the five teens changed with the 2010 fatal attack of Divyendu Sinha, a New Jersey professor, will serve no jail time.




Jacqueline Nguyen confirmed, first Asian female circuit judge

Bolsavik.come, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2012

President Barack Obama praised Judge Nguyen as “a trailblazer, displaying an outstanding commitment to public service throughout her career.”




Witnesses Fear Police Retribution in Oakland

Oakland Local, News Report, Jennifer Inez Ward, Posted: May 16, 2012

Witnesses to the shooting death of Oakland resident Alan Blueford by local law enforcement say fear of police retribution keeps them silent.




FBI Considering Hate Crime Charge in Trayvon Martin Death

Colorlines, News Report, Posted: May 15, 2012

George Zimmerman, the watchman from Florida charged in the killing of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, could face federal hate crime charges.




ACLU Sues ICE for Shackling Immigrants in Court

New America Media, News Report, Brittney Barsotti, Posted: May 14, 2012

Detainees file into San Francisco immigration court linked together like a “chain-gang,” bound at their wrists, waists and ankles.




San Francisco Mayor Signs Civil Rights Ordinance

New America Media, News Report, Elliot Owen, Posted: May 10, 2012

Civil rights advocates are celebrating new legislation signed into law by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.




Cornel West Convicted of Disorderly Conduct Over 'Stop and Frisk' Protest

Loop21, News Report, Posted: May 07, 2012

West and 19 other protestors protested the controversial NYPD practice.




Asian-American Fishermen Sue BP for Racial Discrimination

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Susan Buchanan, Posted: May 05, 2012

Vietnamese and Cambodian fishermen in New Orleans see their livelihoods crushed a by the BP spill.




Prominent Scientist Loses Berkeley Homes After Prolonged Battle With City

New America Media/India-West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji and Viji Sundaram, Posted: May 02, 2012

The achievements of a Bangladeshi American scientist meant nothing in an Alameda County, Calif., courtroom where he lost ownership of two houses that became blighted.