Thank You, Dr. King! Examining Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legal Legacy

Today our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We mostly remember Dr. King for his contributions to the civil rights movement. His influence...

Free Man Matthew Charles Fights to Remain Out of Prison; Attorneys Cite Holloway Case

After serving two decades in federal prison, Matthew Charles walked out a free man. So he thought! After spending a year and a half...

Black Lives Matter Activist Deray Mckesson Sues Jeanine Pirro for Defamation

Black Lives Matter activist, Deray Mckesson, filed a defamation lawsuit against Jeanine Pirro yesterday. The lawsuit stems from statements Pirro made on "Fox &...

Videotapes Matter; Former Officer Michael Slager Sentenced to 20 years for killing Walter Scott

U.S District judge sentenced former officer Michael Slager, to 20 years in prison for the killing of Walter Scott. Recently submitted video footage played...

Diamond Reynolds Agrees To $800,000 Settlement, But Is It Enough?

The New York Times reported that Philando Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, settled with two police departments for $800,000. Reynolds live streamed the final minutes of...

Cyntoia Brown and Juvenile Justice; Child Sex Victim Serving Life for Murder

Cyntoia Denise Brown is currently serving life in prison. At the age of sixteen, she was convicted of first-degree felony murder, and especially aggravated robbery....

Under Arrest? Know Your Rights, Use Your Rights: Miranda Warnings Part 3

If you read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, then you know your rights under Miranda. Now, let's talk about how to...

Under Arrest? Know Your Rights, Use Your Rights: Miranda Warnings Part 2

This is the second part of a three-part series on Miranda Warnings. You can find Part One here.  Have you ever been arrested? Have the...

Black Playwright Calls Police but “Follows the Script” to Stay Safe; Remembering NJ Racial...

Black Playwright James Scruggs portfolio of work focuses on race, racism, supremacy, and privilege.  The witty, no-holds-barred dramatist is no stranger to any plot,...

Under Arrest? Know Your Rights, Use Your Rights: Miranda Warnings Part 1

The Supreme Court of the United States requires police officers to read Miranda warnings before interrogating a citizen. Miranda is so well known that...