Monday, July 16, 2018

Tag: Justice Department

Government Reopens Probe of Emmett Till Slaying...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in...

Restaurant Manager Pleads Guilty to Abusing, Enslaving...

The former manager of a buffet-style restaurant near Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty Monday to abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged Black man for years,...

Federal Prosecutors Recommend Charges Against Cop Involved...

Federal civil rights prosecutors and top Justice Department officials are reportedly split on whether to charge the NYPD officer involved in the chokehold death...

Judge Bars Immigration Enforcement Criteria for Police...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Thursday barring the U.S. Justice Department from giving priority status for multimillion-dollar community...

Decision to Add Citizenship Question to Census...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats who said...

Police Officers Won’t Be Charged in Fatal...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general ruled out criminal charges Tuesday against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal shooting...

In Public Spat, Trump Taunts Sessions, AG...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his verbal attacks on his attorney general Wednesday, describing as "disgraceful" his handling of Republican complaints that...

The FBI Is Investigating the Clinton Foundation...

The FBI has been keeping tabs on the Clinton Foundation for months, renewing calls from President Donald Trump for the Justice Department to investigate...

Report: Justice Department Investigating Affirmative Action Policies...

The Justice Department is investigating affirmative action policies at Harvard University after claims of racial discrimination during the admissions process. News of the investigation comes...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Relaunches Bush era...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviving a Bush-era crime-fighting strategy that emphasizes aggressive prosecution of gun and gang crimes. He announced on...

The Supreme Court Might Avoid Issuing Verdict...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the president's power over...

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...