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Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Has Zero Black Senior Staff Members

Sessions’ DOJ Has Zero Black Senior Staff Members

Sessions was also “not aware” that 91 percent of judges nominated to the bench have been white and male.

Charges Dropped Against Woman who Laughed at Sessions

Charges Dropped Against Woman who Laughed at Sessions

Activist Desiree Fairooz had faced up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if she were convicted.

Heroin: White Addicts Get Rehab, Black Addicts Get Prison

Heroin: White Addicts Get Rehab, Black Addicts Get Prison

As the opioid crisis consumes the suburbs, rehabilitation replaces arrests.

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

U.S. Attorney General Sessions Urges Crackdown on Asylum Policies

Current asylum policies are broken and subject to “rampant abuse and fraud,” according to Sessions.

U.S. Anti-Bias Law Does Not Protect Transgender Workers: Justice Department

U.S. Anti-Bias Law Does Not Protect Transgender Workers: Justice Department

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama administration memo from 2014 that said Title VII does protect transgender people, a position also taken by several federal appeals courts in recent years.

Group of U.S. Lawmakers Launch new Drive on Sentencing Reform

Group of U.S. Lawmakers Launch new Drive on Sentencing Reform

A new bill would narrow the scope of mandatory minimum drug sentences so they would apply only to violent criminals or serious drug offenders.

Black Mothers are 'Queens who Produce Champions,' Says Rev. Jesse Jackson

Black Mothers are ‘Queens who Produce Champions,’ Says Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson refuted President Trump’s claim that NFL players who protest are “sons of bitches.”

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

U.S. Attorney General Defends Trump on NFL Protests

The attorney general made a speech amid protests from students and faculty alike of Georgetown Law School.

Jeff Sessions, U.S. Attorney General Ties Gang Violence to Immigration

U.S. Attorney General Ties Gang Violence to Immigration

Outside the courthouse around 40 people gathered in a protest, holding signs saying “Jeff: Go Home” and “Racism is #Notwelcome.”

Justice Department to Cities: Focus on Crime Committed by Undocumented Immigrants

Justice Department to Cities: Focus on Crime Committed by Undocumented Immigrants

Cities that refuse will not be allowed to participate in a new crime reduction training program.

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.

Sessions Sets Limits on Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities

Sessions Sets Limits on Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities

AG Jeff Sessions on Tuesday released a memo restricting Justice Department grants from going to so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration agents.

Woman Convicted for Laughing at Jeff Sessions Gets New Trial

Woman Convicted for Laughing at Jeff Sessions Gets New Trial

Desiree Fairooz, 61, was arrested for laughing during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in January in response to a lawmaker’s assertion that Sessions treated all Americans equally.

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.

Sen. Kamala Harris

Black Woman Senator Publicly Cut Off For Second Time in Two Weeks

California Sen. Kamala Harris was blatantly interrupted during her questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Jeff Sessions Offered to Resign, Sources Say

Jeff Sessions Offered to Resign, Sources Say

President Trump has been publicly lashing out at his own Justice Department, an unprecedented move for a president.

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.”

Comey Firing Furthers Russia Suspicions

Comey Firing Furthers Russia Suspicions

Democrats and Republicans alike have called for an independent investigation into Russia’s involvement in the election.

Woman Faces Prison Time for Laughing at Jeff Sessions

Woman Faces Prison Time for Laughing at Jeff Sessions

Desiree Fairooz could spend up to a year in prison for laughter during the Senate confirmation hearing of President Donald Trump’s appointed U.S. attorney general.

No Charges for Officers in Shooting Death of Alton Sterling: NY Times, WashPo

This decision may be an indication of how the new Justice Department led by Jeff Sessions will address cases surrounding police misconduct.

Police Officer Slams, Beats Black Man for ‘Jaywalking’: Video, Nandi Cain

Police Officer Slams, Beats Black Man for ‘Jaywalking’: Video

“I thought I was going to be like the next Trayvon Martin,” Nandi Cain Jr. said after the incident. Meanwhile, the Justice Department calls for less police reform.

Sessions Visits U.S.-Mexico Border to Push Migrant Crackdown

Sessions Visits U.S.-Mexico Border to Push Migrant Crackdown

Sessions told U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents that more undocumented migrants should be prosecuted as criminals.

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

Jeff Sessions Seeks to Revive War on Drugs

The U.S. attorney general favors mandatory minimum sentences, which have a history of disproportionately affecting Blacks and Latinos.