Tag: Criminal Justice

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Teenage Girl Charged with Felony for Pointing A Finger Gun

A 13-year-old girl at Westridge Middle School in Overland Park, Kan., imitated a gun with her fingers and pointed it at four students last month—now, she’s being charged with a felony. The girls’ classmate asked her which classmates she would kill if she could, and that’s when she made the…

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Court Reporters Are Writing Testimonies of Black People Wrong: Study

Testifying while Black already carries heavy difficulties and obstacles. Now, there’s one more – a new study, which will be published in the journal Language next month, has found that court reporters say they have difficulty “understanding Black people” when they speak African American English (AAE). It all started after the…