Fellows in the News

News about the 2016 Leading Edge fellows.

The Root

More Americans Killed by Police in 2017, but Trump Dominates Headlines

Police killings are actually increasing in the United States, according to new data, but because our current president is leading every news cycle, brutality is being pushed to the back burner, activists contend.

USA Today

Google pledges $11.5M to fight racial bias in policing, sentencing

Google is handing out $11.5 million in grants to organizations combating racial disparities in the criminal justice system, double what it has given so far.

The Mercury News

Race study: Disparities in stops persist, but SJPD fares better than expected

A new data analysis shows a person’s race does have a bearing on how often they are stopped by San Jose police, but the disparities are not nearly as stark as what community groups and even police themselves expected.

Bloomberg

Seattle Man Faces Deportation in `Dreamer’ Test Under Trump

A legal showdown over a 23-year-old Seattle man threatened with deportation to Mexico after he was granted protected status for having entered the U.S. as a child may become an early test of the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.