Comedian Jessica Williams on Ferguson, Fines and The F.E.A. Party
She’s onto something.
Racist E-mails Aren't the Worst Thing in the DOJ's Ferguson Report
The city of Ferguson effectively stole from working-class and poor African-Americans. Can they recoup the loss?
Justice Department Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson Traffic Stops
It’s the third report in two years to find discriminatory practice by police
DOJ Memo: No Civil Rights Charges Brought Against Darren Wilson
“No evidence found”
Proposed Bill Would Mandate Federal Data Collection on Cop Killings
The current data available is incomplete.
DOJ Releases Holder Video Statement Ahead of Wilson Indictment Decision
One area district closes schools next week ahead of an anticipated decision.
Senate Blocks Obama's Pick for New Civil Rights Chief
Former NAACP LDF attorney Debo Adegbile is blocked on racial grounds.
Lawsuit: Juvenile Solitary Confinement Blocks Education
Contra Costa County holds youth with disabilities in solitary confinement and denies them access to education, a federal lawsuit alleges.
Federal School Discipline Guidelines: How to Stop Racial Discrimination In the Classroom
The guidelines are part of a federal initiative to end the school-to-prison pipeline.
Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post
Civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile goes up against Senate conservatives today who may grill him about representing Mumia Abu Jamal
More Dying Prisoners Could Be Released To End Life
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.
East Haven Police Reach Agreement With Feds On Racial Discrimination
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.
Is Time Running Out for Federal Investigations of NOPD?
The feds may run into time limits in prosecuting post-Katrina cop crimes.
DOJ vs. Joe Arpaio: Here Comes the Lawsuit
The DOJ has been investigating the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for alleged civil rights abuses since 2009.
DOJ: Arizona's Community Colleges Shut Out Immigrant Workers, Too
It’s just the latest round in a series of legal warring between the desert state and the feds.
Feds Talk About Prisoner Sex Abuse, But Don't Act
Attorney General Eric Holder regrets missing deadline to institute changes.
Groups Press Justice Department on Prison Rape
Groups call for an end to the culture of impunity that looms over the incarcerated.
5 Ways to Channel Your Aiyana Outrage
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.