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Hundreds Lobby to End Child Prostitution in Georgia

It was a sea of black and purple in every direction on the steps of the state capitol Tuesday morning. An estimated 800 people showed up to join in the third annual “lobby day” event to raise their...

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Cutting Access to Social Media is Not the Answer in U.K. Riots

  It was 5:34am when the hideous screech of the alarm finally woke me up. My wife was already in the kitchen on her second cup of coffee, clutching her iPad with determined eyes fixed to the screen. I...

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Occupy Movement Camps in New York and Oakland Emptied by Police

Encampments of protestors in New York and Oakland, both part of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, were raided by police Monday and cleared of demonstrators, tents and garbage. Officials in both cities...

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Students, Community Members Gather in Atlanta to Protest Trayvon Martin Shooting

ATLANTA -- Hundreds of Trayvon Martin supporters gathered to chants of “I am Trayvon” in Downtown Atlanta on Monday, exactly one month after the Florida teen was shot and killed by a neighborhood...

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In New Orleans, a Call for Justice for Eric Harris, Alton Sterling, Philandro...

NEW ORLEANS — Carrying a bright purple “Black Lives Matter” banner, marchers — a mix of youth and adults — streamed down St. Charles Avenue in the stifling late afternoon heat Friday before converging...

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Reporter Recounts Arrest, Prison Stay After Baton Rouge Protest

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — For a few seconds on July 10, the ear-splitting police noisemaker — referred to as an LRAD — and the chants demanding justice for Alton Sterling awkwardly paused at exactly the...

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Family Torn Apart By Police During Baton Rouge Protests

Alexus Cheney holding a sign before her arrest at a protest in Baton Rouge on July 10.Karen Savage BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — When she was a young mother of two, Tammy Cheney worked double shifts six...

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JJIE Reporter Joins Lawsuit Over Arrests During Alton Sterling Protest

A JJIE reporter who was arrested covering the protests in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana last summer is one of 15 people suing the city and several...

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Marchers and Mourners

NEW YORK — Reporter, photographer and videographer Clarissa Sosin has covered many events by now that center on families who have lost someone. Often those loved ones have been killed by a member of...

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Video Shows Crying Young Girl Handcuffed at New York Protest

NEW YORK — The young girl is weeping and terrified, surrounded by members of the New York Police Department, her hands cuffed behind her back while outraged protesters shout a mix of pleas and threats...

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Youth-led Protest Urges Syracuse Police to Remove Officers From Schools

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Pressure is mounting on city lawmakers to change how the Syracuse Police Department operates: The state passed two sets of state-mandated police reforms this week that Syracuse will...

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Cities in New York State Take Different Approaches to Calls For Police Change

Parker Quinlan Protestors and police standoff in the middle of the street next to Prospect Park in Brooklyn on May 30. NEW YORK — After weeks of protest across New York, state and local elected...

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