A town’s anger and frustration over perceived racial profiling and a police shooting has boiled up in recent weeks. This isn’t Cleveland, Baltimore or New York, but a small rural town in northern Arizona. The protesters here want justice for a Native American woman shot and killed by a white officer. They’re also asking questions about who polices them, and how.
Mexico is fast approaching a June deadline to complete a nationwide judicial reform. It replaces a closed system of written proceedings with one that opens up trials to the public and requires oral arguments before a judge. It also puts greater responsibility on police to come up with evidence that will stand up in court.
Mexico's justice system has long been a pawn of the politically powerful. The problem persists even as the country transitions to a new judicial system that promises greater transparency.
Mexico is set to complete a total overhaul of its judicial system next month. It’s designed to help protect the rights of people accused of a crime. But when it comes to solving high profile cases, suspects are more likely to be mistreated.
Mexico is on the brink of completing a major transformation of its judicial system. Its goal is undoubtedly ambitious— to combat the country's long history of impunity.
A federal judge in Mexico has ruled in favor of extraditing drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the U.S. The decision now goes to Mexico's foreign affairs department.
The head of the powerful Sinaloa cartel is housed in a federal prison 15 miles south of the U.S./Mexico border, setting off speculation about his extradition to the U.S.
The border city of El Paso, Texas has a policy that allows the city to jail people who can't pay their traffic fines. A lawsuit in federal court is challenging the policy, saying it violates a person's right to equal protection under the law.
Dubbed Operation Double Threat, the two week operation last month focused on the border region around Nogales, Arizona and Sonora.
Tom Begaye, 27, made his first court appearance Wednesday in connection with the kidnapping and murder of an 11-year-old Navajo girl.