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Senate Blocks Obama's Pick for New Civil Rights Chief

Senate Blocks Obama’s Pick for New Civil Rights Chief

by Brentin Mock on March 5 2014, 1:12PM

Former NAACP LDF attorney Debo Adegbile is blocked on racial grounds.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics, Politics

Lawsuit: Juvenile Solitary Confinement Blocks Education

Lawsuit: Juvenile Solitary Confinement Blocks Education

by Julianne Hing on March 3 2014, 11:46AM

Contra Costa County holds youth with disabilities in solitary confinement and denies them access to education, a federal lawsuit alleges.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

Federal School Discipline Guidelines: How to Stop Racial Discrimination In the Classroom

Federal School Discipline Guidelines: How to Stop Racial Discrimination In the Classroom

by Julianne Hing on January 8 2014, 1:07PM

The guidelines are part of a federal initiative to end the school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

by Brentin Mock on January 8 2014, 9:38AM

Civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile goes up against Senate conservatives today who may grill him about representing Mumia Abu Jamal

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

More Dying Prisoners Could Be Released To End Life

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 2 2013, 12:39PM

A new report from the Justice Department reveals that federal prison authorities give no serious consideration to releasing dying prisoners even though the releases are legal. The report recommends expanding the compassionate release program.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

East Haven Police Reach Agreement With Feds On Racial Discrimination

East Haven Police Reach Agreement With Feds On Racial Discrimination

by Seth Freed Wessler on October 23 2012, 5:18PM

The agreement comes more than three years after the federal government began an investigation of practices of systemic discrimination and brutality against Latinos by East Haven police.

Topics: /NOW

SunTrust Settles Lending Discrimination Suit for $21 Million‎

by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2012, 5:53PM

DOJ reaches $21 million settlement to resolve lending discrimination allegations by the nation’s 11th largest bank.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New Federal Rules Aim to Curb Sexual Assault in Prison

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 4:57PM

One in ten inmates report being sexually assaulted or raped in prison, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Sanford City Manager Asks Justice Department to Investigate Entire Police Department

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 2:32PM

The Trayvon Martin case is bringing more scrutiny on the Sanford Police Department.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Trayvon Martin's Girlfriend Talks About Final Call, Justice Dept Steps In

Trayvon Martin’s Girlfriend Talks About Final Call, Justice Dept Steps In

by Jorge Rivas on March 20 2012, 11:41AM

Trayvon Martin’s friend describes his last moments as a young man who was afraid to run.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

More Violence But Fewer Prosecutions on American Indian Reservations

More Violence But Fewer Prosecutions on American Indian Reservations

by Jorge Rivas on February 21 2012, 11:11AM

The country’s 310 Indian reservations have violent crime rates that are more than two and a half times higher than the national average.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Whites are Four Times More Likely to Get Presidential Pardons

Whites are Four Times More Likely to Get Presidential Pardons

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2011, 12:41PM

ProPublica finds an overwhelming racial disparity in who gets approved and denied for presidential pardons, despite nearly identical circumstances in many applications.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Justice Dept Sues Alabama Over Nation's Harshest Anti-Immigrant Law

Justice Dept Sues Alabama Over Nation’s Harshest Anti-Immigrant Law

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2011, 11:01AM

Attorney General Eric Holder repeated the point the Justice Department has made in previous suits: states can’t usurp the feds’ right to control immigration. But federal policy encourages them to do just that.

Topics: Immigration

Is Time Running Out for Federal Investigations of NOPD?

Is Time Running Out for Federal Investigations of NOPD?

by Julianne Hing on September 7 2010, 1:24PM

The feds may run into time limits in prosecuting post-Katrina cop crimes.

Topics: Criminal Justice

DOJ vs. Joe Arpaio: Here Comes the Lawsuit

DOJ vs. Joe Arpaio: Here Comes the Lawsuit

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2010, 6:12PM

The DOJ has been investigating the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for alleged civil rights abuses since 2009.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration

DOJ: Arizona's Community Colleges Shut Out Immigrant Workers, Too

DOJ: Arizona’s Community Colleges Shut Out Immigrant Workers, Too

by Julianne Hing on August 31 2010, 6:20PM

It’s just the latest round in a series of legal warring between the desert state and the feds.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Feds Talk About Prisoner Sex Abuse, But Don't Act

Feds Talk About Prisoner Sex Abuse, But Don’t Act

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 27 2010, 2:21PM

Attorney General Eric Holder regrets missing deadline to institute changes.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Groups Press Justice Department on Prison Rape

Groups Press Justice Department on Prison Rape

by Michelle Chen on August 18 2010, 11:23AM

Groups call for an end to the culture of impunity that looms over the incarcerated.

Topics: Criminal Justice, On Gender

5 Ways to Channel Your Aiyana Outrage

5 Ways to Channel Your Aiyana Outrage

by Jamilah King on May 27 2010, 12:00PM

You’ve ranted on Facebook. You’ve flamed on Twitter. What else can you do when cops shoot a 7-year-old girl? Well, we’ve got some ideas.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Feds Charge Fifth New Orleans Cop in Post-Katrina Violence

by Julianne Hing on May 25 2010, 3:39PM

The Department of Justice has charged Ignatius Hills, a fifth New Orleans police officer involved in Danziger Bridge incident, with trying to cover up the actual turn of events that led to the deaths of two men days after Hurricane…

Topics: Katrina

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