Tag: Loretta Lynch

Dylann Roof to Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

By Sheryl Estrada Dylann Roof. Photo from WABCvideo. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday in a press conference that Dylann Roof will face federal hate crime charges. These charges are in addition to state charges, including nine counts of murder and three attempted murders. “Racially motivated crimes such as…

Baltimore Police Temper Tantrum Against Citizens Continues

UPDATE: On July 8th, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was fired by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake amid the continued violence and unrest in Baltimore. Police stations in Baltimore will now be open 24/7, according to the Baltimore Sun. The decision is said to be in response to an op-ed piece that appeared…

Baltimore: More Homicides, Less Arrests

With unrest in Baltimore lingering weeks after the riots following Freddie Gray’s funeral, the relationship between the community and the police department remains strained. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has recently made headlines in an attempt to mend this relationship, and now it seems as if Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn…

VIDEO: DOJ to Investigate Baltimore Police for Civil Rights Violations

By Michael Nam After Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake requested that the Justice Department fully investigate the Baltimore Police Department, the Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that federal investigators are conducting a civil rights probe into the city’s police practices. The investigation is to run concurrently with criminal investigations at both the…

Loretta Lynch Confirmation Stalled More Than 160 Days

Loretta Lynch has been on the verge of making history as the first Black woman to hold the post of U.S. Attorney General – but her confirmation has been stalled by Senate Republicans for more than 160 days. President Clinton appointed Lynch, 55, as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District…

President Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch as First Black Woman Attorney General

By Daryl Hannah President Barack Obama on Saturday officially nominated Loretta Lynch, a two-time United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to succeed outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. A Greensboro, N.C., native and daughter of a fourth-generation North Carolina Baptist minister, Lynch graduated from Harvard College and…