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What Is on the Horizon for Grand Jury Reform?

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 01.23.2015 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

Some of the current proposals may deserve consideration but they would have greater long-term impact and meaning if they improve transparency within the criminal justice system more generally and are not limited to cases just involving police.

Extrajudicial Killings Show Grand Jury Reform Long Overdue

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

Passage of this bill would replace the secretive grand jury process with a special prosecutor/open court, probable cause inquiry that would help restore trust in our justice system, while ensuring a fair process for all parties.

VIDEO: #ICantBreathe Poem on House Floor

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

Men and boys killed by police. I can't breathe. Impunity for the killers -- no justice, no peace. I can't breathe.

Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

Michael Shank | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

The time is now to change the way we police America before hundreds of thousands of more pieces of military gear go to main streets across America. The face of America is changing quickly. Let's make sure it's not for the worse.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

People think that because we have a black president race is no longer an issue. That people are no longer suppressed and that all is well with the world. This creates a type of complacency, a type of message that extra efforts don't need to be made to level the playing field and I've had enough.

Republican Obstructionism Leads to Doubling Student Loan Rates

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

As outstanding educational debt soars past $1 trillion, it's clear that the outmoded tradeoff of debt for diplomas is no long working for Americans.

Another Brick in the Wall: Supreme Court Shields Corporations From the Law (As Usual)

Nan Aron | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Italian Colors ruling is not an isolated event. We are rapidly approaching a time when there is a private set of laws for big corporations, created and enforced by and for themselves and separate from the system that governs the rest of us.

Laura Bassett

New Bill Would Ban Discrimination Against The Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, employers cannot discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, or nation...

No Country for Brown Women

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Manriquez

On 11 February 2009, Celia Alejandra Alvarez-Herrera was arrested by an Arizona sheriff's deputy in a workplace raid during which her jaw was dislocated against a wall.

Hank Johnson Thinks Guam Is Going To 'Tip Over' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Unfortunately, this is not an April Fools Day prank, just a member of Congress acting hilariously aloof. After debating the exact size of Guam for a f...