Posted inCriminal Justice, Policing

In This Ohio County, a Historic District Attorney Race Spotlights Police Killings

UPDATE: Shayla Favor received 41% of the votes in the March 19 Democratic contest for Franklin County prosecutor, compared to 35% for Anthony Pierson and 24% for Natalia Harris, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Favor will go against Republican John Rutan in the general election on Nov. 5. The stakes remain high in Columbus, Ohio. As […]

Posted inCourts, Criminal Justice

What's Behind the Wave of Convictions for Police and Vigilantes? It's More Than Woke Jurors.

Juries in recent months have been handing down guilty verdicts against police officers and white vigilantes in a series of rare convictions for a legal system that historically has failed to render justice for Black victims. Last month, three white men in Georgia were convicted of committing a hate crime when they murdered Ahmaud Arbery, […]