Department of Justice

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3 Stats from the Department of Justice Disprove Racist Talking Points on Crime

Myths about Black and Latinx offenders disproportionately attacking White people may be titilating for White supremacists, but they are unsupported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ new report. 

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Jeff Sessions Says Civil Rights Act Doesn't Protect Trans Workers From Discrimination

National Center for Transgender Equality: “We’ll see him in court.”

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The Department of Justice is Reportedly Investigating Harvard's Affirmative Action Policy

“It speaks volumes that Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department is prioritizing attacking affirmative action at a time when White nationalists are marching openly in the streets.”

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Freddie Gray's Family Responds to DOJ's Decision Not to Prosecute Baltimore Officers

“This is a bitter pill for all of us to swallow.”

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Trump Administration Officially Ends DACA, Placing Nearly 800,000 Immigrants at Risk for Deportation

Sessions called DACA an “unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch.”

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What You Need to Know About the Aftermath of the Racist Violence in Charlottesville

From murder charges to resignations, here’s the latest.

No Federal Indictment for Cop Who Killed John Crawford for Holding a BB Gun

An Ohio special grand jury already declined to indict Beavercreek Police Department officer Sean Williams.

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Trump's Latest Environment Nominee Has History With Oil and Gas Industry

The president announced Jeffrey Bossert Clark as his assistant attorney general nominee for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.

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DOJ to Investigate Fatal Police Shooting of Jordan Edwards

Local authorities recently charged ex-officer Roy Oliver with murder for killing the unarmed Black teenager.

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REPORT: Latest Federal Arrest Numbers Show a Focus on Immigration-Related Offenses

Federal law enforcement arrested more people for immigration-related offenses in 2014 than they did for drugs, weapons and property crimes combined.

DOJ to Review Agreements With Law Enforcement Agencies That Violated Civil Rights

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies.”

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Jeff Sessions: No More DOJ Funding for Sanctuary Cities

The attorney general says his agency will withhold funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents.

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Twitter Imagines Coretta Scott King Sipping Tea as Sessions Stops Police Violence Suits, Allegedly Lies Under Oath

Sessions says he will “pull back on” suing corrupt police departments. Coretta warned us back in 1986.

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DOJ Reverses Course on Texas Voter ID Law Challenge

“This signals to voters that they will not be protected under this administration.”

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DOJ Reverses Ban on Private Prisons, Stocks Spike

This is despite a report that concluded that privately-run federal facilities are not safe, secure or even cost efficient.

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BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Jeff Sessions for Attorney General Spot

The vote is expected to move to the full Senate later this week.

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3 Things You Need to Know Right Now About the Current DOJ Drama

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Jeff Sessions’ attorney general nomination today.

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Department of Justice, Baltimore Officials Reach Deal on Proposed Police Reforms

The city’s public spending board approved the consent decree, which now requires a U.S. District Court judge’s confirmation.

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WATCH: Senator Cory Booker to Testify Against Jeff Sessions

It’s the first time a U.S. senator has gone on the record against a colleague during a confirmation hearing.

Military veterans, most of whom are Native American, confront police guarding a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on November 30, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

#NoDAPL Tribal Leaders Testify Before International Human Rights Commission on Abuses

Native women’s rights and excessive force by law enforcement were discussed in-depth.