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.