Department of Justice

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.