Post Tagged with: "Department of Justice"


DOJ Seeks to End Affirmative Action — Claiming Discrimination Against Whites: NYT

DOJ Seeks to End Affirmative Action — Claiming Discrimination Against Whites: NYT

Trump throws more fake red meat to his base, diverting attention from repetitive management failures, uncovered lies, Republican legislator push back and the lowest approval ratings of any president at this point in his term.

Gay Workers Not Protected from Discrimination, Justice Department Says

Gay Workers Not Protected from Discrimination, Justice Department Says

Trump administration continues discriminating against LGBTs; meanwhile, EEOC provides a very different viewpoint.

Sanctuary Cities Hit Back on Trump Funding Threat

Sanctuary Cities Hit Back on Trump Funding Threat

Some cities said their priority is creating trust between immigrant communities and local police to encourage residents, even if they are living in the country undocumented, to report crimes.

Trump Administration to be Investigated for Weakening Civil Rights Enforcement

Trump Administration to be Investigated for Weakening Civil Rights Enforcement

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights expressed its “grave concerns” about messages coming from the Trump administration.

Justice Department Orders Tougher Criminal Punishments

Justice Department Orders Tougher Criminal Punishments

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed course from the previous Obama administration and told the nation’s 94 U.S. attorneys to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.”

Trump Agenda Pushes Racism Over States’ Rights and Law Enforcement Programs

Trump Agenda Pushes Racism Over States’ Rights and Law Enforcement Programs

Undocumented not a criminal problem, according to local authorities.

U.S. Attorney General Vows to Examine Eric Garner Case: Rights Groups

U.S. Attorney General Vows to Examine Eric Garner Case: Rights Groups

DOJ probe into Garner's death has stalled by internal disagreements over whether there's enough evidence.

U.S. Attorney General Pushes to Stop Suing Local Police

U.S. Attorney General Pushes to Stop Suing Local Police

An address to attorneys general signaled that the Trump administration would commit itself to supporting police rather than questioning their practices.

U.S. Attorney General Sessions Urges Crackdown on Asylum Policies, Justice Department Brings Back Private Prisons

Justice Department Brings Back Private Prisons

An Obama-era policy ordered private prisons be phased out after an audit found they were considerably less safe than federally owned prisons.

Chicago Police Push for Community Assistance After Deaths of Three Children

Chicago Police Push for Community Assistance After Deaths of Three Children

Discriminatory policing practices have "eroded CPD's ability to effectively prevent crime," according to a Justice Department report.

Trump, Sessions Allege ‘Dangerous, Permanent’ Spike in Crime

Trump, Sessions Allege ‘Dangerous, Permanent’ Spike in Crime

After the president signed orders focused on crime reduction, Sessions referred to an upward trend in violent crime that data does not support.

Loretta Lynch: The Legacy of the First Black Woman Appointed U.S. Attorney General

Lynch has facilitated high-profile cases involving policing and corruption, and brought criminal justice reform to the forefront.

NAACP Sues North Carolina Over Cancelled Voter Registrations

NAACP Sues North Carolina Over Cancelled Voter Registrations

A district judge called the voter registrations removal process "insane" and said it "sounds like something that was put together in 1901."

U.S. Justice Department Finds Racial Bias in San Francisco Policing

The report provided 272 recommendations for the San Francisco Police Department in light of several police-related shootings and other racial issues in the department.

Department of Justice Putting an End to Private Prisons

Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Alabama Men’s Prisons

Male prisoners in Alabama are allegedly being subjected to unsanitary and unsafe living conditions.

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Department of Justice Putting an End to Private Prisons

Highly profitable private prisons, which aided in the increased incarceration of Blacks and Latinos due to racial disparities in sentencing, have been deemed highly unsafe.

U.S. v. Dylann Roof: Justice Dept. to Seek Death Penalty for Charleston Killings

Now both federal prosecutors and South Carolina state prosecutors are pursuing capital punishment.

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Segregated Schools Nearly Doubled From 2000

"This research reflects a sad reality: the color of your skin is more likely to determine whether you have access to a high-quality, well-resourced and diverse public school."

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North Carolina, DOJ Trade Lawsuits Over ‘Bathroom Law’

Both suits were announced Monday; Gov. McCrory calls federal government a "bully."

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.

Six of 13 Officers Fired After Shooting 137 Bullets at Two Unarmed Blacks

Of the 105 officers involved in the 2012 tragedy, only one faced criminal charges — and was acquitted. Terminations will likely not go into effect for several years, says mayor.

Report: County Police Had Poor Response to Ferguson Protests

Department of Justice report sheds light on what led to St. Louis County Police Department's tactics during civil unrest.

St. Louis County Family Court is Racially Biased

Investigation of St. Louis County Family Court by the Department of Justice finds Black children subjected to harsher treatment than white children.