Criminal Justice


North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham answers questions following a televised debate during his 2010 run for the US Senate. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Cal Cunningham: Thom Tillis ‘Stained’ NC With Reforms Targeting Black Voters When He Was NC Speaker

Cal Cunningham, who’s running against Tillis, focused on voting and police reform in a town hall with civil rights icon William Barber II.

Lebron James is just one of the many athletes who have stood up to support Black Lives Matter since George Floyd's killing by police in May.
The Complete Timeline of Athletes Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice Since the Death of George Floyd

Major sports leagues, teams, and individual players have all taken action on civil rights since the killing of George Floyd, continuing the legacy of athletes protesting against injustice.

Protesters confront CMPD during demonstration after George Floyd's death in late May. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
‘They’re All About to Get Gassed’: Footage of Charlotte Police’s Alleged Ambush of Protesters Released

Almost three months after demonstrators said Charlotte police cornered and tear-gassed them, law enforcement release troubling footage.

Anti-Trump protesters clashed with counterprotesters and police outside of the Republican National Convention Monday in Charlotte. Our reporter witnessed police using their bikes as weapons against demonstrators and pepper spraying one young man. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
Facing Pepper Spray and Police, RNC Protestors Continued the National Call for Justice

"I don’t even know what to say. It’s not often I’m at a loss for words, but I’m at a loss for words because we continue to see the harm that this administration causes to our community."

Police have deployed a variety of violent tactics against protestors since May. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
‘I Feared for My Life’: The Use of Unmarked Vans in Arrests Is More Common Than You Think

“This is the kind of thing that happens over and over and over and I'm glad attention is finally being paid to it, but this is not new. This is the kind of thing that’s been happening for years.”

Ronnie Long
After 44 Years Behind Bars, Ronnie Long’s Claims of Innocence Are Finally Heard

NC prosecutors plan on vacating Ronnie Long’s 1976 conviction after a federal circuit court ruled this week police withheld key evidence.

In this April file photo, NC lawmaker David Lewis (standing, far right) at work in the NC General Assembly. Lewis abruptly resigned Thursday as federal prosecutors revealed he was accepting a plea deal on felony charges. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Federal Crimes Took David Lewis Down. But Voter Suppression Is What He’ll Be Remembered For.

David Lewis resigned as word of his plea deal with prosecutors spread, but his legacy of voter suppression made a far greater impact in NC.