Black Dallas Cop Sues Black Lives Matter, Obama for 'Igniting a Race War'
From the lawsuit: “The defendants, if not legally reined in, are allegedly responsible, along with others, for igniting a race war that will ultimately totally destroy the freedoms that our founding fathers bequeathed to us.”
Following Criticism for Racist Hosts, Airbnb Pledges Changes to Platform, Protocol
The reforms come after years of criticism from activists and users of color who feel the home-sharing website doesn’t do enough to address some users’ racist bias.
Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Indicted on 9 Counts of Murder
A grand jury indicted the shooter on nine counts of murder, one for each of the people he confessed to killing—plus three counts of attempted murder for the three survivors.
Senate Committee Clears Path for Loretta Lynch
Lynch is expected to become the first African-American female attorney general of the United States.
At Loretta Lynch's Confirmation Hearing, Senators Air Holder Grievances
“You’re not Eric Holder, are you?” Sen. John Cornyn asked.
Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules--With Big Exceptions
The Department of Homeland Security hold onto key exemptions.
DOJ Releases Holder Video Statement Ahead of Wilson Indictment Decision
One area district closes schools next week ahead of an anticipated decision.
Eric Holder Doesn't Like the Leaks Coming From Ferguson
Eric Holder's Racial Justice Legacy
Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation late last week. Here, a review of his work on voting rights, mass incarceration and police brutality.
Eric Holder to Resign From Attorney General Post
After serving six years as U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder is planning to resign. From NPR:
Eric Holder Recounts Being Harassed by Police
‘I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man,’ Holder said.
Eric Holder's Civil Rights Surge
Holder came into office with the explicit mission of restoring the Civil Rights Division. In Ferguson, he seems eager to show his progress.
Justice Department to Begin Collecting Racial Profiling Data
The Justice Department will start tabulating stop-and-frisk frequency and racial bias.
Obama and Holder to Expand Clemency for Unfair Prison Sentences
The Obama Administration wants to free more people unfairly imprisoned from jail
AG Holder Tweaks F.B.I. Racial Profiling Rules
Compromise rules hold implications for U.S. Muslim and Latino communities in particular
AG Holder Calls for Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons
Holder calls for the restoration of voting rights to all who’ve formerly been convicted of felonies.
Holder, Unbothered by Impeachment Calls, Announces Millions for Helping Ex-Drug Offenders
Holder brushes off calls for his impeachment to explain how he’s been helping reduce recidivism.
Holder Releases Millions for Criminal Defense of the Poor
Holder also endorses criminal justice reform ideas from newly minted U.S. Senator Cory Booker.
Holder Now Aims to Sue North Carolina Over Voter ID Law
Holder may seek to bail North Carolina back into federal “preclearance” oversight
Attorney General Outlines Changes on Mandatory Minimums
But is it really retroactive?