Tag: Department Of Justice

NAACP Sues North Carolina Over Cancelled Voter Registrations

The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is suing the state of North Carolina after the state engaged in what the NAACP described as “a coordinated effort right out of the GOP playbook to suppress the Black vote in the state.” Three counties — Beaufort, Moore and Cumberland — sent…

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. By Sheryl Estrada REUTERS The Department of Justice announced Thursday it will phase out its contracts with private prisons to “ensure that inmates are in…

Segregated Schools Nearly Doubled From 2000

The repeated practice of racially segregating schools in the U.S. has increased in recent years. And a new report concluded that segregating schools has negative effects on the education minority students receive. Overall, students who attend racially segregated schools are considerably less likely to be put on track to excel…

North Carolina, DOJ Trade Lawsuits Over 'Bathroom Law'

(UPDATE: Monday, May 9, 3:53 p.m.) The Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina hours after Gov. Pat McCrory filed a lawsuit against the DOJ. The DOJ’s lawsuit states that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” House Bill 2, violates Title VII of the Civil Rights…

Feds Sue City of Ferguson for Civil Rights Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, Missouri, to force the city to reform its police department and court system after the government found both had violated citizens’ civil rights and were especially biased against minorities. In announcing the lawsuit late Wednesday,…

Report: County Police Had Poor Response to Ferguson Protests

According to a new report, the St. Louis County Police Department wasn’t prepared for the mass demonstrations that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in August 2014, as it underperformed in community policing as well as other areas. On Friday, the Depart of Justice’s Office of…