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The Inaugural Financial Fraud Lemons of the Week Award Goes to DOJ

William K. Black | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
William K. Black

The first award is for what has become a routine example of dishonesty and cowardice by DOJ. Its conduct should be a scandal of national proportions, but by now everyone expects DOJ to embarrass our nation when it deals with elite bankers.

Remembering Natasha McKenna: A Promise Unfulfilled

Jamira Burley | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices
Jamira Burley

Natasha McKenna called the police to report an assault and then died at their hands. Her last words before she was restrained were, "you promised me you wouldn't kill me." That promise was broken. Natasha McKenna's family, her 7-year-old daughter, and many victims like her, deserve better.

It Is Time To Eliminate Offensive Terms about People With Disabilities

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Janice S. Lintz

Integrating people with disabilities requires not only strictly enforcing the ADA but also changing the perception of those with disabilities. This begins with changing our language.

Corporate Restatements of Earnings: The Department of Justice's New Weapon?

Matt Kaiser | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Matt Kaiser

For executives worried about being prosecuted criminally for their jobs, the environment has never been worse. The Department of Justice has announced that it is more aggressively targeting individual executives when it goes after corporations.

Marijuana News From the Budget Bill

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Marijuana legal reforms are now becoming if not commonplace in Washington, at least solidly within the realm of the conceivable. Both Republicans and Democrats are beginning to realize that big changes need to be made in the federal government's decades-long War On Weed.

Criminal Financial Support for the Khartoum Regime: A Last Chance for U.S. Justice for the People of Sudan

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

Gayle Smith, who has long worked as a senior Africa specialist in the Obama administration's National Security Council, was recently confirmed by the ...

Federal Probe Into Chicago P.D. Could Dismantle Old, Brutal Methods

EBONY.com | Posted 12.09.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

The Chicago way insinuates shady dealings, throwing beloved friends under the proverbial bus, killing witnesses before they can testify and throwing money at people so they stay quiet. But right now the city is in the midst of a storm that could possibly shed light- and perhaps dismantle -the Chicago way.

U.S. Justice Department To Investigate Chicago Police For Civil Rights Violations

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

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Police Veteran Rejects 'Ferguson Effect' At Ted Cruz Hearing

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of a U.S. Justice Department office that works with local law enforcement agencies on Tuesday rejected the so-called Ferguson ...

Black Americans Twice As Likely To Report Force In Last Police Encounter

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Black Americans were more than two times as likely as whites to report being threatened with force or to have experienced it in th...

New Search Engine Identifies the Biggest Corporate Violators

Greg LeRoy | Posted 11.04.2015 | Crime
Greg LeRoy

Call it a corporate crime wave; there seems to be no end of big business transgressions. Companies have come to regard rising penalties as nothing more than a cost of doing business. They pay the fines and settlements, then resume business as usual.

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

Clear-Cut: Lumber Liquidators Pleads Guilty to Importing Illegal Wood Products

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 10.08.2015 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

In addition to pleading guilty to several charges, the company agreed to pay millions in fines and to implement a compliance plan to ensure their products are sourced legally in the future.

DOJ's Pledge To Prosecute White-Collar Criminals Is Getting A Major Test

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business

The Obama administration accused Volkswagen on Friday of a stunning scheme to deceive the government about its cars’ emissions standards and or...

The Still Curious Case of Rentboy.com

Cody Lyon | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

In September 2010 and March 2013, Easy Rent Systems Inc. -- Rentboy.com's registered name on public record -- applied to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services for an H-1B non-immigrant working Visa on behalf of Soto Decker.

Deutsche Bank über alles...

Joel Sucher | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Joel Sucher

While other mega-banks have suffered the slings and arrows of regulatory retaliation there's something unique about Deutsche's problems and for me it's personal. I was born in Lubeck in Deutschland's north a few years after the war

Katrina: Why Legal Advocates Are Crucial for Victims of Disaster

Chiraag Bains | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Chiraag Bains

Ten years after people were left to fend for themselves post-Katrina, we should all agree that inability to pay cannot mean inability to secure justice. Agreement on this principle, however, is not enough.

DOJ Cracks Down On Puerto Rico Over Financial Mismanagement

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.19.2015 | Latino Voices

The Department of Justice is tightening the flow of federal money to a slew of Puerto Rican government agencies after a preliminary audit turned up i...

Friday Talking Points -- GOP Debates, Round One

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.

DOJ Launches Website To Advise Colleges On Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.06.2015 | College

The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women unveiled a new website Wednesday aiming to help guide colleges on how to address sexu...

Make Criminal Justice Reform a Key Issue in 2016

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

The state of our criminal justice system is simply so bad, the political climate for change so good, that it would be an epic desertion of our civic duties -- and of the pressure we as voters possess -- to let the 2016 election slip by without electoral promises of far-reaching reform. Which is why criminal justice must be a key issue for 2016 voters.

Pell Grant Myth Busters: Why Pell in Prisons Isn't as Controversial as You Think

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Rev. Vivian Nixon

After reading several articles surrounding the Pell ESI announcement, and their accompanying reader comments, it is abundantly clear that many are misinformed about Pell Grants and the extent to which incarcerated Americans use the funds to pay for college.

Republican Illegal Immigration Policy Will Increase Crime

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

If we hope to prevent violent crime in the US, we cannot constantly blame our problems on newcomers to our nation.

Loretta Lynch: Sandra Bland Case Highlights 'Frustration' With Police

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.26.2015 | Politics

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DOJ Watchdog Says New Opinion Prevents Him From Doing His Job

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice watchdog says a new opinion issued by the DOJ's legal office "undermines" the watchdog's independence and will...