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New York Police Body Camera Program Needs Changes: Civil Rights Lawyers

New York Police Body Camera Program Needs Changes: Civil Rights Lawyers

The court-ordered pilot program was intended to precede a rollout of the cameras to all patrol officers by the end of 2019.

Civil Liberties Groups Sue U.S., Seek Details on Muslim Ban

Civil Liberties Groups Sue U.S., Seek Details on Muslim Ban

The suits are an attempt to enforce requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) just days after Trump signed the first Muslim ban.

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

White House press secretary Sean Spicer commented, “I can only hope that if (Coretta Scott King) was still with us,” she would support Sessions.

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

On the Senate floor, Warren attempted to read Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter opposing Jeff Sessions.

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil rights, LGBT, women, disabilities, criminal justice reform, equal pay and climate change have all been removed from the White House website.

John Lewis Should 'Thank' White Men for Civil Rights, Says Maine Gov. Paul LePage

John Lewis Should ‘Thank’ White Men for Civil Rights, Says Maine Gov.

Gov. LePage later suggested the NAACP apologize to white people.

'War on whites' Behind Sessions Opposition, Says GOP Rep

‘War on whites’ Behind Sessions Opposition, Says GOP Rep.

Rep. Mo Brooks insists racism is a Democrat-created tool to smear Jeff Sessions. But AG nominee's record speaks for itself.

Coretta Scott King First Warned of Jeff Sessions in 1986

Coretta Scott King First Warned of Jeff Sessions in 1986

King wrote in a recently uncovered letter that Sessions “sought to punish older civil rights activists, advisors and colleagues of my husband, who had been key figures in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.”

Bernice King MLK tribute

Martin Luther King’s Daughter Says ‘God can triumph over Trump’

Bernice King stands by Rep. John Lewis. Tells churchgoers "Don't be afraid of who sits in the White House."

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

Trump Attacks Civil Rights Leader Who Questioned His Election Win

Calls Rep. John Lewis "All talk ... no action" despite Lewis' brutal 1965 beating by police in Selma, Ala., while seeking voting rights.

Black Lawmakers Move Against Senator Sessions

Black Lawmakers Move Against Senator Sessions

N.J. Sen. Cory Booker says fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions' record on civil rights represents "a real danger to our country." Congressmen John Lewis and Cedric Richmond also to testify.

Jeff Sessions Chosen as Trump's Attorney General

1,330 Law Professors Oppose Jeff Sessions as AG Nominee

"All of us believe it is unacceptable for someone with Senator Sessions' record to lead the Department of Justice."

Billboard with Civil Rights Photograph and 'Make America Great Again' Causes Outrage

Billboard with Civil Rights Photograph and ‘Make America Great Again’ Causes Outrage

The billboard raised a lot of questions about the civil rights climate of the 1960s and today and speaks to the national conversation sparked by Trump's election.

Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon

Trump Picks Fight With Cast of Hamilton, Trump U Settlement Story Gets Buried

News of Trump’s fraud settlement, allegations of corruption and selection of racist administration personnel all take back seat to his Twitter fight with Hamilton cast.

Justice Department Sends out Fewer Election Monitors Than 2012

Justice Department Sends out Fewer Election Monitors Than 2012

This year, the government has fewer monitors to be sent to even more polling locations than the last general election — potentially spreading monitors thin.

U.S. Civil Rights Groups to Fan out on Nov. 8 to Fight Voter Intimidation

U.S. Civil Rights Groups to Fan out on Nov. 8 to Fight Voter Intimidation

Trump supporters have stated they will "monitor" polling sites and intimidate voters — and civil rights groups are fighting back.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D). REUTERS

Millions of Voters to be Shut out of the 2016 Election

Restrictive laws in numerous states make it nearly impossible for felons to have their rights restored even years after completing their prison sentences.

civil rights, black lives matter

Sharp Split in Attitudes Toward #BLM Between Political Parties

Is the BLM movement destined to be as successful as the Civil Rights Movement? Early results say yes.

S.C. Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Motorist Released on Bail, Walter Scott

Ex-Cop Who Killed Walter Scott Faces Federal Charges

A cell phone video proved Michael Slager lied and a federal grand jury found Slager violated Scott's civil rights.

Feds Sue City of Ferguson for Civil Rights Violations

Lawsuit alleges “racial bias … encouraged by the city in the interest of raising revenue” and seeks to enforce police and court reforms.

NYT Celebrates Black History with Previously Unpublished Collection

The Times will release at least one image every day in February that captured the Civil Rights era.

Target Wins Right to Sell Rosa Parks Merchandise

"Parks’s refusal to cede ground in the face of continued injustice has made her among the most revered heroines of our national story; her role in American history cannot be over-emphasized."

Congressmen: Remove J. Edgar Hoover’s Name from FBI Building

Hoover is remembered for attempting to prevent civil rights rather than strive towards them.