On August 21st, Trayford Pellerin – a 31-year-old Black man – was killed by Lafayette police officers outside a convenience store.
The Law That Sent a Man to Prison for Life for Stealing a Pair of Hedge Clippers – and What Prosecutors Can Do About It
Habitual offender statutes, known in some states as “three strikes” laws, are a relic of failed “tough on crime” policies that have had devastating consequences for families and communities across the country.
My Mother Was Killed By a Police Officer on the Eve of My 13th Birthday. Here’s Why I’m Still Fighting for Justice
My name is Jasmine Groves and I am the youngest of three children of Kim Marie Groves. A former New Orleans police officer Len Davis put a hit on my mother in retaliation for her witnessing him beat a teenager in our neighborhood and filing a complaint against him.
None of our communities are safe when the police can murder people with impunity or when routine encounters escalate into deadly shooting sprees.
The ACLU of Louisiana recently launched an initiative called Justice Lab to enlist for-profit law firms and law school clinics in an intensive effort to put racist policing on trial.
Face surveillance is the most dangerous of the many new technologies available to law enforcement.