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Breonna Taylor’s Fatal Shooting Prompts Justice Dept Probe of Louisville Police Dept.

*There’s good news, if you can call it that, from the Justice Dept. associated with the death of Breonna Taylor. On Monday, Attorney General Merrick Garland that the Department of Justice will open an investigation into the practices of the Louisville, Ky., Police Department. If you’ve been following the news, you’ll notice that today’s announcement […]

Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Murder Case

*The federal government has reopened the murder case of Emmett Till due to “new information” it did not detail, the Associated Press reports. The black teen’s brutal murder in 1955 after being accused of whistling at a white woman shocked the country and helped to ignite the civil rights movement. The Justice Department, in a […]

Trump’s Justice Dept. to Sue Colleges for Affirmative Action Policies

*According to a New York Times report, the Trump Administration via the Justice Department is preparing to investigate and sue universities’ affirmative action policies for anti-white bias. It’s the latest assault against civil rights by President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Times says the Justice Department sent out an internal announcement looking for […]

Congressional Black Caucus Urges DOJ to Probe DC’s Missing Black & Latino Teens

*African American members of Congress are calling for the Justice Department to help police investigate a large number of missing children in Washington, D.C., the majority of them black or Latino, reports the Associated Press. The Metropolitan Police Department logged 501 cases of missing black and brown juveniles in the first three months of this […]

AG Jeff Sessions Questions Validity of Justice Dept. Reports on Ferguson and Chicago Policing

*Trump’s new Attorney General Jeff Sessions has questioned reports published by his agency about policing in Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri, describing “some of it” as “pretty anecdotal and not so scientifically based.” While admitting that he had not read the reports, but instead viewed summaries, Sessions questioned the department’s findings using the “anecdotal” critique and […]

Justice Dept. Sues City of Ferguson Over Pattern of Police Abuse

*The federal government filed a 56-page civil lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Ferguson, Mo. alleging that, 18 months after the police shooting of Michael Brown, the city’s police and court system continue to violate black residents’ civil rights. According to Washington Post, the lawsuit says these “ongoing and pervasive” violations come from the city’s […]

The City of Compton Gets New Ally in the Fight Against Violent Crime

U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker Joins Compton Mayor Aja Brown, City Officials and Federal and Local Law Enforcement Leaders to Announce New Violence Reduction Network *COMPTON – Thursday, U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker joined Compton Mayor Aja Brown and federal and local law enforcement leaders and local elected officials to formally announce the selection of Compton in […]

Justice Dept. Plans to Sue Ferguson Police Dept – Rev. Al Chimes in Via Styatement

*(Via CNN) – The Justice Department is preparing to bring a lawsuit against the Ferguson, Missouri, police department over a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers, if the police department does not agree to make changes on its own, sources tell CNN. Attorney General Eric Holder said this week he expects to announce […]