Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Override Appeals...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is back at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary...

Sessions Threatens to Deny 4 Sanctuary Cities...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to again punish so-called sanctuary cities, this time threatening to deny federal crime-fighting resources to...

Is Ending Affirmative Action the Real Objective...

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Justice Department’s civil rights division is preparing to sue universities for using affirmative action to practice...

Sessions Just Made It Easier for Police...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Justice Department will soon make it easier for local law enforcement to seize cash and property from crime suspects and...

Ferguson Attorney: Brown Family Settlement Is $1.5...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving...

Trump Announces FBI Director Pick One Day...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his pick for FBI director — a former Justice Department official who served as New...

Study: In Civil Rights Cases Involving Police...

When police are accused of wrongdoing against citizens, rarely are federal civil rights charges filed against them.  In 96 percent of cases involving a...

Scientists Sue New York State Police, Claim...

In New York, as police officers are being pressured to meet Black and Latino arrest quotas, scientists in a lawsuit claim they were fired...

New Justice Department System Will Count the...

The U.S. Department of Justice is testing a new pilot program to count the number of people killed by police around the country.  The...

President Obama Has Some Serious Things to...

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U.S. Justice Department Report Places Blame on...

According to a U.S. Department of Justice document obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, law enforcement is to blame for aggravating tensions in Ferguson, Mo....

Poll Reveals That Many Young Americans Lack...

Almost half of young Americans believe that the justice system in the United States is racially and ethnically biased. The only thing surprising about...

Texas Legislators Argue Over Voter ID Bill...

At 45, Eric Kennie has never left the state of Texas. In fact, he said he’s never departed the city of Austin. “Not one day,”...

FBI and Justice Dept. Admit Using Flawed...

The revelation that FBI experts gave flawed forensic testimony in a vast number of criminal cases over decades has finally been acknowledged by the Justice...

Study: Targeting the Poor For Traffic Violations...

The unconscionable practice of creating a cash cow by fining and jailing Black and poor people for minor driving infractions, revealed in an engrossing...

In New Aggressive Stance Toward Clemency, Obama...

President Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentences of 22 men and women, all drug cases and overwhelmingly men of color. The move appears to reflect...

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles Flip-Flops, Says He’s...

Showing he may not be up to speed on corruption within law enforcement in his town, but that he is, indeed, a politician, Ferguson...

Kansas Republican Leader Claims Obama Wants to...

While there are countless critics who contend President Obama has not done enough for Black people, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach took a...

To The Surprise of No One, Justice...

In an announcement that surprised no one familiar with past Justice Department investigations of whites killing Black men, Darren Wilson was officially cleared of...