Today, the North Carolina Commission on Racial Equity and Ethnic Disparities (NC CRED) launched a statewide campaign to remove Confederate monuments from courthouse grounds. The group asserts that the monuments, many of which were erected during the Jim Crow era, should no longer have a legitimate space in public property. The campaign’s goal is to identify, document the history of, and remove all Confederate Monuments currently erected on courthouse grounds in the state of North Carolina.
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2020 Virtual Symposium on Racial Equity | National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
The National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts (NCREFC) is pleased to announce its 2020 Symposium on Racial Equity. The Symposium, which includes four distinct live webinars, will take place across two days — Friday, October 16, 2020 and Friday, November 13, 2020. The National Consortium is pleased to be able to offer this Symposium that is poised to consider critically important issues in the context of advancing racial equity and equal justice under the law. These webinars, which are open to the public, are offered free of charge; however, attendees are required to register in advance. The general program is as follows.
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The Roles of Prosecutor and Public Defender in Criminal Justice Reform
Watch a Recording of the October 2 Symposium “The Roles of Prosecutor and Public Defender in Criminal Justice Reform,” presented by NC CRED.
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Enduring Injustice: the Persistence of Racial Discrimination in the U.S. Death Penalty NYPD Study: Implicit Bias Training’s Effect On Policing Unclear Half of All False Convictions in the U.S. Involved […]
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In the Shadows: A Review of the Research on Plea Bargaining Study Spotlights Racial Disparities in Mass. Criminal Justice System Harvard Law School Study on Racial Disparities Driving while Black: […]
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Effects of School Resource Officers on School Crime and Responses to School Crime Study: COVID-19, Jails, and Public Safety Law clouds calls for arrests in Breonna Taylor’s death Racial Equity […]
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Freedom for Ronnie Long is near after 44 years Prosecutors Are Not Exempt from Criticism “What Kind of Society Are We Building?”: Durham DA Satana Deberry on Prosecuting Like a […]
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Amicus Brief in Support of NC Felony Disenfranchisement Lawsuit Supreme Court ruling shows why NC must end its racist death penalty A Growing Number of State Courts Are Confronting Unconscious […]
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Reforms in the local criminal justice system aim to address racial disparities Fear of a Black Uprising: Confronting the white pathologies that shape racist policing ‘That’s why we have clemency,’ […]
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Duke’s Maher Underscores Importance of Public Defense in Governor’s Task Force Common Cause files brief in NC Supreme Court case challenging race discrimination in jury selection Asheville, Buncombe law enforcement […]
National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts Calls for the Removal of Confederate Monuments
National Consortium, of which NC CRED is a member, calls for removal of Confederate monuments from courthouses and public spaces
NC CRED urges Supreme Court to establish a commission on racial discrimination in North Carolina jury selection
The longstanding and ongoing legacy of racial discrimination in jury selection is well documented in North Carolina.
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Results of NC Study on Race and Gender in Traffic Stops 10 Ways To Reduce Our Reliance On Policing And Make Our Communities Safer For Everyone NC woman blocked from […]
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Duke Center for Science and Justice Tracking Police Reform Legislation By State Asheville Police Calls: Roadmap for Defunding? Confessions of a Tough-on-Crime Progressive 4th Circuit spars over predictive policing; dissenter […]
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Statue of former chief justice Thomas Ruffin to be removed from Court of Appeals building Gov Cooper announces appointees to Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, includes NC […]
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Data show racial disparity in NC justice system in black and white Failing Grades: States’ Responses to COVID-19 in Jails & Prisons Racial Justice Act ruling a victory for justice […]
Balancing The Scales: The Injustice of Confederate Monuments in Public Spaces
Watch a recording of the July 15 webinar, “Balancing the Scales: The Injustice of Confederate Monuments in Public Spaces,” presented by NC CRED.
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‘Second Chance Act’ Signed into Law How Can the NC Judicial College Help Combat Systemic Racism? Chapel Hill council changes police policies, plans dialogue Hearing Impacted Voices: A Moderated Panel […]
Policing and Racial Justice: Where Do We Go from Here?
Watch a recording of the June 29 webinar “Policing and Racial Justice: Where Do We Go From Here?” presented by NC CRED.
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If We Truly Value Black Lives, End Stand-Your-Ground Veteran NC civil rights lawyer: The meaning, impact and promise of the Racial Justice Act Being Teargassed Never Leaves You. That’s Why […]
Watch the Recording of the “Improving The Administration Of Justice By Eliminating Racial Inequality In The Criminal Justice System” webinar
Improving The Administration Of Justice By Eliminating Racial Inequality In The Criminal Justice System
NC CRED Statement on Gov Cooper’s Task Force for Racial Equity
NC CRED looks forward to working with Governor Cooper’s newly established Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. Read our statement here.
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Superior Court Orders North Carolina to Take Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in State Prisons Hope for People Who Say Racism Tainted Their Death Sentence Explaining Racial Inequity […]
Governor Cooper Establishes Task Force to Address Racial Inequity in the State Criminal Justice System
NC CRED among organizations to provide consultation to newly established Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice.
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NC Chief Justice Beasley Addresses the Intersection of Justice and Protests around the State A message from NC State Bar Association President Colon Willoughby “Beneath the New Normal: A Statement […]
Chief Justice Beasley Addresses the Intersection of Justice and Protests around the State
“We must come together to firmly and loudly commit to the declaration that all people are created equal, and we must do more than just speak that truth. We must live it every day in our courtrooms. My pledge to you today is that we will.”