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Brinsley Was Our Worst Nightmare

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The best and most effective way to insure officer safety is still to strengthen proactive, positive police community dialogue, outreach and engagement. The Brown and Garner families and their supporters echoed that when they took great pains to repeat that the goal of protests was never anti-police but anti-police abuse.

Eric Holder On Racial Issues In America: 'We, As A Nation, Have Failed'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

Attorney General Eric Holder, who in the past has spoken frankly about racial inequalities in the U.S. criminal justice system, will revisit the subje...

Questions From Ferguson

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.25.2015 | Crime
Peter Van Buren

Why did the grand jury take it upon themselves to sort out the witness conclusively? The point of a grand jury is only to determine if probable cause of a crime, a very low legal hurdle, exists. If it does, they return an indictment and the case goes to trial for resolution.

President Obama Should Follow Bush Sr.'s Example and Green Light a Wilson Prosecution

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.25.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

On March 22, 1991, a visibly shaken and angered President George H.W. Bush said he was "sickened and outraged" by what he saw on television. That was the beating of black motorist Rodney King by a swarm of LAPD cops.

The Issue Again Won't Be Loretta Lynch But President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP's dogged vow to hamstring Obama with the tag of a go-it-his-way president and further straightjacket his presidency poses the real likelihood that Lynch could be on the GOP's hot seat. If so, the issue again will not be Lynch, but Obama.

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

No Bond for Babies

Dan Kowalski | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

Channeling former Attorney General John Ashcroft's 2003 edict to deny bond to Haitian refugees, ICE lawyers in immigration courts are arguing for "no bond" orders against mothers and children fleeing gang violence, poverty and chaos in Central America.

'There Is No Such Thing As Too Big To Jail'

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

(Adds background) By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is pursuing criminal in...

Feds Can Undo Even More of the Damage They Did in the Drug War

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The majority of those who deal and use crack cocaine and other drugs weren't violence-prone gang members, but poor and increasingly female, young blacks. They clearly needed treatment not long prison stretches.

Zach Carter

What Do Chase Bank, Condoms, The Tea Party, And Petty Fraud Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

In mid-March, a division of JPMorgan Chase rejected an application to process payments for the fledgling New York City condom company Lovability, citi...

Many Blacks Misfire on Jordan Davis

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The hard reality is that whether it's an Obama or a Holder or a Davis or Martin, the lines are hopelessly blurred in the eyes of many who still see them not as a law abiding citizen but a thug, deviant, and societal menace.

Eric Holder Renews Focus On Liberal Issues

www.latimes.com | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

Dogged by controversy and seemingly unfocused for most of his tenure, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. is surprising both supporters and critics with an ...

Major Change Coming To U.S. Marijuana Policy

Reuters | David Ingram | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Jan 23 (Reuters) - U.S. treasury and law enforcement agencies will soon issue regulations opening banking services to state-sanctioned marijuana bus...

Gay Rights Group Asks Holder To Recognize Utah Gay Marriages

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest gay rights group is asking the federal government to recognize same-sex couples that married in Utah before t...

Friday Talking Points -- A Weed Screed

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The subject under the microscope today is marijuana, and (in particular) the federal government's views and actions towards this issue.

Harsh Texas Voter ID Law Challenged

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON and PETE YOST | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over the state's voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over its red...

Holder Says the Obvious -- the Drug War Is a War on Minorities

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The scuttlebutt is that Attorney General Eric Holder is poised to say what has long been obvious to anyone who has the faintest notion about how the wildly failed, flawed war on drugs has been waged for three decades.

America's Tiananmen Square

Dinkar Jain | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

We live in an America where dissidents of China (like Chen Guangcheng) get special visas from the U.S. State Department and special posts at universit...

Why Doesn't the Public Get the Fifth Amendment?

Joel Cohen | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Why did she have to be publicly drawn and quartered in the first place even though, to his credit, Chairman Issa didn't challenge her assertion of the fifth amendment and was ostensibly understanding of it under the circumstances?

Is It Time for Holder to Go?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One of my biggest disappointments with President Obama's transition to his second term was the announcement that Holder would be staying on, instead of turning the Justice Department over to someone else. I don't personally dislike Holder (I've never met the man), but I do strongly question his priorities during his time as the nation's Attorney General.

Gohmert EXPLODES At Eric Holder

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

A visibly infuriated Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) tore into Attorney General Eric Holder after his time expired in a House Judiciary Committee hearing...

Holder Delays Big Decision

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder says he is postponing until mid-April a decision about whether to furlough any Justice Department employees...

Zach Carter

Aaron Swartz Prosecutor Sanctioned For Aggressive Tactic

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, under fire over her office's aggressive prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, was admonished by a f...

Ryan J. Reilly

Top Lawmakers Demand Aaron Swartz Answers From Attorney General

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican and top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee sent a joint letter late Monday to Attorney General Eric Holder pos...

Holder Gives Aggressive Defense Of Obama's Executive Actions

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that President Barack Obama acted within his legal authority when Ob...