Shows featuring Vincent Warren

  • Mother of Eric Garner Praises New York’s Appointment of Special Prosecutor to Probe Police Killings Ramsey-orta-garner-police-chokehold-staten-island1
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced plans to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate police killings of unarmed civilians, making New York the first state to do so. Cuomo’s move came a day after mothers of New Yorkers killed by police rallied outside his New York City office demanding he fulfill his promise...
    July 10, 2015 | Story
  • How Should Universities Respond to Racist Incidents on Campus?

    In the wake of the University of Oklahoma expelling two student fraternity members for leading a hateful song, we host a discussion on how academic institutions should address racism on campus.
    March 13, 2015 | Blog Post
  • Eyewitness to Ferguson Police Shooting: Gunfire Did Not Come from Area of Nonviolent Protest Ferguson-police-shooting-aftermath
    Two police officers have been shot during a protest outside the Ferguson police headquarters early this morning. Both of the wounded officers have serious injuries. The shooting came just hours after Police Chief Thomas Jackson quit following last week’s Justice Department reports finding widespread racial bias in the...
    March 12, 2015 | Story
  • After Months of Protest, NYPD Officer Charged for Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Man Akai Gurley Akai-gurley-police-shooting-1
    After months of demonstrations calling for justice, a New York City Police Department officer has been indicted for the fatal shooting of unarmed African American Akai Gurley last November. A grand jury elected to charge Officer Peter Liang with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault and official misconduct....
    February 11, 2015 | Story
  • "It is Officially Open Season on Black Folks": Legal Expert Decries Handling of Wilson Grand Jury 2014-1125_seg1-ferguson-5
    On Monday St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury had found "that no probable cause exists" to charge Officer Darren Wilson with any crime in the death of Michael Brown. The jury deliberated for three months and heard dozens of hours of testimony, including from Wilson himself. But did...
    November 25, 2014 | Story
  • Obama Orders Closure of Guantanamo Prison, Interrogations Must Follow Army Field Manual Obamasignsweb
    In a break from the Bush administration, President Barack Obama yesterday ordered the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison within a year, the immediate closure of secret overseas CIA prisons and for all agencies, including the CIA to abide by the Army Field Manual’s acceptable interrogation tactics. Obama also nullified every legal order and opinion on interrogations issued by any lawyer in the...
    January 23, 2009 | Story
  • Rebuking Bush Admin, Justices Rule Gitmo Prisoners Can Challenge Imprisonment in US Court Gitmorulingweb
    In a stinging blow to the Bush administration, the Supreme Court has ruled prisoners in Guantanamo Bay can challenge their detention in civilian federal courts. The ruling marked the third time in four years the Supreme Court has ruled against the Bush administration concerning the rights of Guantanamo prisoners. We speak to Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional...
    June 13, 2008 | Story
  • Torture, Due Process Concerns Mar Capital Case Against Alleged 9/11 Conspirators Warrenweb
    The Pentagon is seeking the death penalty for six prisoners at Guantanamo Bay for their alleged involvement in the 9/11 attacks. But questions are being raised about evidence obtained through torture and the legitimacy of the military commissions used to try the suspects. We speak to Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents hundreds of...
    February 12, 2008 | Story
  • Attorneys Ask Supreme Court to Restore the Right to Habeas Corpus for Guantanamo Prisoners Gitmocourtweb
    On Wednesday, attorneys for prisoners at Guantanamo called on the Supreme Court to restore the Constitution and grant the prisoners habeas corpus — the right to challenge their imprisonment before a judge. “All have been confined at Guantanamo for almost six years, yet not one has had meaningful notice of the factual grounds of their detention,” said former Solicitor General Seth Waxman...
    December 06, 2007 | Story