Creede Newton

Creede Newton

Prisons

COVID-19 prison problem as cases soar at California's San Quentin

The prison's first cases occurred in June, climbing to over 500 in one month and more than quadrupling this week.

COVID-19 prison problem as cases soar at California's San Quentin

United States

Atlanta mayor announces series of police reforms: Live updates

Atlanta mayor announced immediate police reforms requiring officers to de-escalate situations.

Atlanta mayor announces series of police reforms: Live updates

United States

Is Camden NJ a model for change in US police forces? Yes and no

As calls for US police reform gain traction, many point to a New Jersey city as an example, but results are mixed.

Is Camden NJ a model for change in US police forces? Yes and no

Police

Does the militarisation of US police encourage excessive force?

Groups say 'equipping police in manner more appropriate for battle may put them in mindset conflict is inevitable'.

Does the militarisation of US police encourage excessive force?

Black Lives Matter protests

Protests spread across US over George Floyd death: Live updates

Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man.

Protests spread across US over George Floyd death: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Why has Navajo Nation been hit so hard by the coronavirus?

Navajo Nation has the highest per capita infection rate in US, highlighting centuries of neglect, native leaders say.

Why has Navajo Nation been hit so hard by the coronavirus?

United States

Questions remain after US cop kills Muslim man who 'threw rocks'

Community searches for answers after sheriff's deputy killed Yassin Mohamed in US state of Georgia earlier this month.

Questions remain after US cop kills Muslim man who 'threw rocks'

United States

Ex-officer charged in Arbery killing lacked training: Documents

Greg McMichael, who retired in 2019, appeared to lose his power to arrest for years after failing to obtain training.

Ex-officer charged in Arbery killing lacked training: Documents

Native Americans

Native Americans look to future amid grim coronavirus numbers

A programme in the Utah Navajo Nation hopes to provide sustainable aid to elders as tribes worry virus could spread.

Native Americans look to future amid grim coronavirus numbers

Law

For first time, US Supreme Court arguments broadcast live

After delays due to coronavirus, Supreme Court begins historic session with live broadcast of teleconference arguments.

For first time, US Supreme Court arguments broadcast live

United States

Arkansas activists sue to gain release of state prisoners

Lawyers argue that keeping inmates in jails during a pandemic amounts to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.

Arkansas activists sue to gain release of state prisoners

United States

US lawmakers call for deadline extensions for refugees, others

Refugees, special immigrant visa recipients face delays due to pandemic that could cause their permits to expire.

US lawmakers call for deadline extensions for refugees, others