There’s an outbreak of clowns in the San Joaquin Valley.
Police arrested one of 20 clowns terrorizing the county in California.
Learn more.

There’s an outbreak of clowns in the San Joaquin Valley.

Police arrested one of 20 clowns terrorizing the county in California.

Learn more.

With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.
Watch Holder’s announcement here.

With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.

Watch Holder’s announcement here.

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Why Florida’s “stand your ground” law could make filing charges against the shooter of Tayvon Martin more difficult

The law says that a person is justified in the use of deadly force if he or she reasonably believes such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or harm. 

Ray Suarez : This incident has brought new attention to Florida’s stand your ground law, which I understand had already had some controversy around it at the time that it was debated and passed…Is this getting a second look now?

Frances Robles, The Miami-Herald: We will see. I mean, people were real proud of that law when they passed it.

It’s been a real problem here. One of the things — one of the types of things that happens quite a bit is, for example, you’ll have a drug dealer shooting at another drug dealer, that other drug dealer shooting back, missing the first drug dealer, hitting the 3-year-old on the corner.

And then, when it comes time to file criminal charges, nobody gets in trouble, because drug dealer one didn’t kill the 3-year-old, and drug dealer two was legitimately defending himself. So this happens over and over again, where people are not getting — they’re either getting — not getting charged or they’re getting acquitted on cases where people are getting killed.

And everybody says, wait a second. Well, where is the justice here?

Full interview (including what neighbors thought of Zimmerman) and 911 calls here:

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These images were taken by Richard Ross, who has photographed more than 1,000 juveniles in over 300 facilities. In many states these juveniles attend at least 6.5 hours of schooling a day within these facilities, which Ross argues is the best education they can possibly receive.

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Last year, NPR’s All Things Considered and Youth Radio (to which Turnstyle’s newsroom also contributes) collaborated on an investigative series that revealed what it’s like to be sex trafficked and also how police efforts to combat the problem often criminalize young women. Since then, the community has stepped up their response.
This is the latest installment of our award-winning series, which recently won a Peabody and Edward R. Murrow.
See and read more on Turnstyle»

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Last year, NPR’s All Things Considered and Youth Radio (to which Turnstyle’s newsroom also contributes) collaborated on an investigative series that revealed what it’s like to be sex trafficked and also how police efforts to combat the problem often criminalize young women. Since then, the community has stepped up their response.

This is the latest installment of our award-winning series, which recently won a Peabody and Edward R. Murrow.

See and read more on Turnstyle»