A new report from the Black Journalists’ Association (BJA) reveals that in 2016, more than a third of black journalists imprisoned for crimes related to the Black Lives Matter movement were released from jail within six months.
The majority of the released journalists were in custody for nonviolent offenses.
The report notes that the majority of journalists released in 2016 were black.
Black journalists are arrested and incarcerated for many of the same crimes that have plagued the Black community for decades.
While the Black and Latino communities are disproportionately impacted by the death of Black men and women of color, the JJA’s report found that many of those imprisoned are also disproportionately impacted when it comes to police brutality, prosecutorial misconduct, and the imprisonment of journalists for reporting on police brutality.
“Black and Latino journalists are disproportionately imprisoned and incarcerated when it is due to their reporting on race and racism in police departments,” the report said.
“Many of these journalists have been charged with criminal acts as a result of their work.”
According to the report, in 2016 more than 1,700 black journalists and more than 800 Latino journalists were incarcerated.
Black reporters are arrested for many crimes related the Black Communities Matter movement and other related issues.
Black Journalists are incarcerated for most of the following crimes: murder, assault, robbery, rape, robbery-related homicide, aggravated assault, sexual assault, burglary, and simple assault.
These charges are usually brought in connection with the deaths of people of color.
These crimes are disproportionately carried out by police officers.
In 2015, nearly 1,500 Black and 33 Latino journalists, including more than half of those who were imprisoned for murder, were incarcerated for crimes.
In 2016, at least 1,200 Black and 29 Latino journalists (including nearly half of them who were incarcerated in robbery-type crimes) were incarcerated because of a conviction related to a drug crime.
In total, more Black and 23 Latino journalists have had their cases thrown out of court due to the wrongful convictions of others.
These cases are often brought in the context of police brutality and prosecutorial malfeasance.
According to BJA, in 2017, nearly 500 Black and 25 Latino journalists in the US were jailed for nonviolent crimes.
According a BJA analysis of data from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System, between 2006 and 2017, police departments in the United States arrested nearly 5,400 Black and 15 Latino journalists for nonviolent violations, or nearly 10 percent of all journalists in America.
This means that, between 2005 and 2017 (the most recent year for which data is available), the number of Black and Hispanic journalists who were arrested for violating the law has more than tripled.
According the report’s authors, these arrests are a direct result of Black communities being disproportionately impacted, particularly Black people of colour, by police violence and misconduct.
Black and Latina journalists are also more likely to be arrested for nonviolent or drug offenses.
Black media are arrested more often for drug-related offenses, including possession, sale, trafficking, and distribution of drugs.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that in 2017 the number one cause of Black journalists being arrested for drug offenses was drug possession.
The BJA found that in the same period, the number three cause of being arrested was drug trafficking.
The highest number of journalists being detained and imprisoned for drug charges were in Texas and Georgia.
In Texas, the report found, at the time of the most recent report, more black journalists were being arrested on drug charges than were white journalists.
In Georgia, the BJA reported that nearly one-third of all the Black journalists in detention were in jail for nonviolent drug offenses in 2017.
In 2017, over a quarter of all Black and Mexican journalists in jail were in prison for nonviolent, nonviolent drug charges.
The authors found that a disproportionate number of the Black reporters in jail and in prison were being held in overcrowded jails in Houston, San Antonio, and Los Angeles, and in solitary confinement.
Black Media and Media Impact The BDA report found a stark pattern of disproportionate arrests and incarcerations of Black media reporters.
Black press have a disproportionate representation in jails, prisons, and detention centers, which are the main facilities used by police departments to hold journalists in violation of their constitutional rights.
“The vast majority of Black people in jail, in detention, and jail are being held behind bars because they are Black journalists and because they have the right to write and speak freely about their experience in our communities,” the authors said.
According, in the report: The majority are incarcerated because they were involved in reporting on criminal justice issues or because they refused to comply with police orders or requests to stop reporting on their communities.
The vast majority were arrested in response to the publication of their writing, including their photos, their videos, and their tweets.
The large majority of these arrests occurred in the first six months of the year, when the Black communities in which they are arrested were experiencing the highest levels of violent crime