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Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ Issues Damning Report On Ferguson Police, Courts | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A damning report released by the Justice Department on Wednesday heavily criticized the operations of the police department and municipa...

Ryan J. Reilly

Darren Wilson Will Not Face Civil Rights Charges In Michael Brown's Death | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, will not face f...

Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city'...

Free Speech on Campus: The 10 Worst Offenders of 2014

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.02.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Schools all across the country not only fall short on promises of free expression and academic freedom but openly suppress constitutionally protected speech on campus by using tools such as speech codes to shut down forms of expression that might be uncomfortable, disagreeable, or even offensive to some members of the campus community.

Whoops! The Department of Justice Admits That It Misunderstood U.S. Citizenship Law

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

The DOJ has the authority to issue deportation orders. In a recent decision, the DOJ admitted that it has been misinterpreting certain citizenship statutes since 2008. As a consequence, DOJ officers have been incorrectly ordering U.S. citizens deported. What will the government do about U.S. citizens who already were mistakenly deported?

ACLU Calls For Federal Probe Into Mexican Farmworker's Slaying

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2015 | Latino Voices

SEATTLE, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to launch an investigation into the fatal polic...

DOJ Not Filing Charges Against George Zimmerman For 2012 Killing Of Trayvon Martin

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

The Department of Justice will not file charges against George Zimmerman for the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, ABC News and CBS News rep...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Signals DOJ Civil Rights Probes In Ferguson Are Winding Down | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder indicated on Tuesday that the Justice Department is wrapping up two separate investigations that stemmed fr...

Monsters Are Real: Protect Your Grandkids From Sex Offenders

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Parents have the primary responsibility to raise their children, but grandparents play an important secondary role. The adults should talk to children about inappropriate touching, listen to their opinions, and create a family safety plan.

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Consultant Pleads Guilty In First Super PAC Coordination Conviction | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican Party political operative pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally coordinating with a super PAC while he ran a congressional c...

The Top Five Empty Promises by Comcast

Chris Meyer | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Chris Meyer

It's been one year since Comcast unveiled its bid to merge with its fellow cable-and-Internet behemoth Time Warner Cable. The deal is currently under review by the federal government.

The Suprising Thing People Facing Federal Criminal Charges Learn

Matt Kaiser | Posted 03.18.2015 | Crime
Matt Kaiser

Basically two things happen in court -- people try to get someone else's money or the government tries to get someone's freedom. People taken to court are either at risk of losing cash or going to prison.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Lack Of Police Shooting Data 'Unacceptable' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday said the federal government needs to keep track of how many individuals are injured or killed b...

Torture Report: America Conducts a Moral Reckoning. Next, Moral Repair?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Mr. Obama, in ruling out prosecution for torture, may have thought he spared us bother, but actually he did us harm. By casting accountability into limbo, he makes possible government-sponsored torture in the future and prevents America from recovering the thing most precious: our good name.

Department Of Justice Seeks Benefits For Families Of Slain Officers

AP | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is directing Justice Department to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police off...

If We Don't Kick Racism Out of Criminal Justice Now, Then When? | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

The failure of the U.S. criminal justice system to protect nonwhite people is at an all-time high. To begin any serious national discussion on radically transforming our criminal justice system, we must first confront our deepest beliefs about what truly makes each of us human.

Federal Autopsy In Ferguson Shooting Of Michael Brown Released

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal autopsy in the Ferguson police shooting reached similar conclusions to those performed by local officials and a private e...

DOJ Launches Investigation Of University Of New Mexico's Handling Of Sex Assaults

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 12.05.2014 | College

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the University of New Mexico's handling of reported sexual...

Loretta Lynch Could Be 'Vanguard' Against Police Abuse

National Journal | James Oliphant | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

Loretta Lynch has seen this all before: the rising tide of community outrage, the loss of faith in the local police, the pleas for federal action. ...

Nick Wing

What The Justice Department Finds When It Investigates City Police Is Truly Disturbing | Nick Wing | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

What might they find if they investigated more city police departments?

We Must End Racial Profiling and Deadly Police Brutality

Linda Meric | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Linda Meric

Mothers across the country are taking to the streets to demand accountability and change in American policing that criminalizes African Americans regardless of actual crimes committed. The deplorable failure of a grand jury to indict Darren Wilson for killing unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown is just the latest evidence that the system is beyond broken.

Obama To Nominate Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

AP/ HuffPost | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn to become the next attorney general and the first bl...

Ryan J. Reilly

Loretta Lynch Expected To Be Obama's Next Attorney General | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Brooklyn's top federal prosecutor, who served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York in both the Clinton and Obama admini...

Mariah Stewart

Protesters Speak Out On Mike Brown And Environment In Ferguson And D.C. | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Million Mask March, an Anonymous-affiliated group of protests, reached both the nation's capitol and Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesda...

Can New GOP Senate Tackle Border Kids, Perjury Pawns?

Sara Warner | Posted 01.05.2015 | DC
Sara Warner

As election results rolled in and Republicans were clearly taking control of the United States Senate, we embattled and map-weary Democrats scanned those results for silver linings. It appears one of those positive outcomes rests on the motivation to create a new "playbook."