Tag: Justice

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New York City Moves to Dismiss Nearly 1,500 Crimes Involving Sex Work — Arrests that Disproportionately Target Trans Women and Women of Color

In an ongoing effort to decriminalize sex work within the metro area, New York City officials have moved to dismiss nearly 1,500 pending criminal cases related to prostitution — arrests that tend to be highly biased and largely target transgender individuals and women of color. On March 8, Bronx District…

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‘Irreversible, Sustainable Change’: DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson Delivers Keynote on Disruptive Leadership at INROADS Summit

During INROADS’s 50th Anniversary Diversity Summit, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2020, DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson delivered a virtual keynote address on the power of disruption to create irreversible, sustainable change. Her speech conveyed why diversity, fairness and equal access are relevant to business leaders — and society as a…

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Amber Guyger Found Guilty of Murdering Botham Jean

Disgraced former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was convicted of murder for killing Botham Jean, her unarmed neighbor, and could be sentenced to up to 99 years in prison. The jury, made up of a diverse group of people according to a tweet from attorney S. Lee Meritt, took less…

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Black Couple Awarded $11.3 Million In Workplace Discrimination Suit Against the State of Michigan

A Genesee County jury awarded a Black couple, who sued the Michigan Department of Corrections after accusing their former employer of discrimination and retaliation,  $11.3 million on Monday. The State of Michigan will more than likely appeal the decision. An all-white six-member jury ruled in favor of Lisa and Cedric…

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BREAKING: Police Commissioner James O’Neill Fires Daniel Pantaleo, Officer Who Used Chokehold on Eric Garner in 2014

Five years ago, Eric Garner’s last words, “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality for the Black Lives Matter movement. Today, Daniel Pantaleo, the officer responsible for placing Garner in a chokehold that played a role in killing Garner, has been fired. Earlier this month, police administrative…

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#ICan’tBreathe: Daniel Pantaleo, NYPD Officer Who Killed Eric Garner, Placed on Leave After Judge Recommends His Firing

Eric Garner was killed five years ago, but without real justice, his story remains in the spotlight. New York Police Department spokesman announced Aug. 2 that they had suspended Daniel Pantaleo, the white officer who killed Garner by using an illegal chokehold to restrain him as he yelled “I can’t…