Press

2016


September 1, 2016 Ex-Atlanta officer James Burns indicted for murder of Deravis Caine Rogers

August 19, 2016 Activists to Atlanta: ‘Don’t call the cops’

July 28, 2016 Atlanta starts designing program that could send some low-level offenders to services rather than jail

July 27, 2016 Atlanta Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative Marks Official Launch 

July 22, 2016 Atlanta police shooting of unarmed black man leads to rare murder charge

July 19, 2016 DA won’t seek charges against APD officers in Alexia Christian case

July 15, 2016 No charges for officers who shot woman in back of patrol car

April 1, 2016 APD profiling, mistreatment highlighted during Trans Day of Visibility

March 23, 2016 Trans activists protest bullying by East Point official

2015


December 18, 2015 Crime diversion program approved in Fulton County

December 7, 2015 Jail diversion plan now law in Atlanta

September 10, 2015 Still no answers: Family of Alexia Christian, activists want videotapes released in police shooting

September 9, 2015 Mother of Alexia Christian confronts APD Chief Turner, demands transparency in police shooting investigation

August 6, 2015 Breaking the vicious cycle: Pilot program could route sex workers, low-level offenders to case managers rather than jail

June 8, 2015 Activists, Officials Take Fact-finding Trip to Seattle for LEAD Program

February 15, 2015 Georgia Removes Criminal History Question from State Job Applications

2014


December 16, 2014 Atlanta’s Public Safety Committee Hears APD Body Camera Study

December 3, 2014 Atlanta protesters rally peacefully in response to NYC chokehold death

December 2, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder offers policing reforms in wake of Ferguson

November 1, 2014 Georgia cops threaten transgender man during traffic stop

November 2, 2014 WATCH: Georgia Trans Man Called ‘It’ by Police Pushes for End to Harassment

October 31, 2014 Georgia advocates rally for transgender man allegedly threatened and called “it” by police

October 31, 2014 East Point mayor apologizes to trans man after alleged police discrimination

October 31, 2014 Transgender Man Threatened, Ridiculed, Detained By Police So They Could Verify His Gender

October 31, 2014 Georgia cops humiliate trans man with ‘genital search’ threats after traffic stop

October 30, 2014 Transgender man says police humiliated him during traffic stop

October 30, 2014 LBGT community protest at East Point police station

October 28, 2014 Transgender man alleges called ‘it,’ threatened by East Point Police

October 23, 2014 Ban the box: Asking former prisoners about past conviction history on job applications is a barrier to re-entry

October 9, 2014 Atlanta City Council Codifies Job Application Change To Help Ex-Offenders

October 9, 2014 Atlanta Police adopt new policies on interacting with transgender community

October 6, 2014 Atlanta City Council approves Ban the Box legislation

October 6, 2014 City job applicants won’t have to reveal prior criminal convictions

September 18, 2014 Activists and Scholars Respond to the New Poverty Data

August 28, 2014 Change Of Habit: How Seattle Cops Fought An Addiction To Locking Up Drug Users

June 5, 2014 Decatur church hosts passionate town hall on MARTA trans women attack

June 4, 2014 Community seeks solutions, healing after attack on two transgender women

June 2, 2014 Second Man Arrested in Beating of Atlanta Trans Women

May 29, 2014 Atlanta Mayor Reed condemns MARTA trans women attack as hate crime; LGBT activists demand action

May 29, 2014 Activists: Attack on two transgender women is ‘horrifying display of transphobia and violence’

March 5, 2014 City pledges to get prostitution working group back on track: Midtown public safety group, social justice organization quarrel over tactics

Jan 22, 2014 Activists to mayor: More jail beds and longer sentences do not make us safer