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The Nation's Police Have a Sex-Discrimination Problem

Katherine Spillar | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Katherine Spillar

While conducting its investigations, we implore the Department of Justice to also examine how the gross underrepresentation of women in the Ferguson Police Department -- and in police departments nationwide -- aggravates excessive use of force problems and deteriorating police-community relations.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: New Encryption Systems 'Thwarting' Child Porn, Kidnapping Investigations | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder plans to slam technology companies Tuesday for launching new encryption systems that will lock out law enfo...

Prosecutors Can Play Role in Ending Mass Incarceration

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

No one argues that a federal prosecutor's role is easy. And, in many ways, the revolution in prosecution requires them to make even more subtle and difficult judgments than they do already. But if the nation is to end mass incarceration, with a criminal justice system suited to that goal, we must collectively embrace the revolution in prosecution.

REPORT: Justice Department To Ban Profiling By Federal Law Enforcement

Los Angeles Times | Timothy M. Phelps | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics

The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by fede...

Justice Department To Investigate Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien Sept 24 (Reuters) - Federal investigators will review whether two white police officers violated the civil r...

Returning to Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages: Speak Quietly and Swing a Big Stick

Ray Brescia | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Ray Brescia

Perhaps the mere threat that local and state governments might get serious about using eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages might be enough to get banks to do something they have been loathe to do from the beginning: write down principal and right-size mortgages to align them with current property values.

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Residents Generally Optimistic After First Closed-Door DOJ Meeting | Mariah Stewart | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Hundreds of local residents gathered at two-closed door meetings Monday night to discuss what needs to change in this St. Louis subur...

Domestic Violence 101 and UROK Survival Kit

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Tanya Young Williams

Now that we, the advocates for domestic violence awareness and eradication, have the country's attention, it is important to expand the conversation from mere awareness to include education.

DOJ Memo Justifying Killing Of U.S. Citizen Revealed

VICE News | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

"This white paper sets forth the legal basis upon which the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) could use lethal force in Yemen against a United States ...

Justice Department Watchdog Complains Of Interference

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general said Tuesday that his staff is routinely blocked from getting access to documents it ne...

Ryan J. Reilly

Ferguson Police Department's Cooperation Could Aid DOJ Civil Rights Probe | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

This article was made possible by HuffPost readers through their support of the Ferguson Fellowship. Here's how you can back more reporting like this ...

Another Disturbance Reported At Troubled Juvenile Detention Center

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 09.04.2014 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite its idyllic-sounding name, the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center had seen a decade of violent clashes, breakou...

Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.

Christopher Mathias

With All Eyes On Ferguson, New York Protesters Say 'We Can't Forget Ramarley Graham' | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK-- Constance Malcolm and Franclot Graham are still waiting for their day in court. It’s been over two and a half years since NYPD Officer Ri...

Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement

AP | By JEFF HORWITZ and MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mor...

Marina Fang

Civil Rights Commission Implores Holder To Take Stronger Action On Ferguson | Marina Fang | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is urging Attorney General Eric Holder to delve deeper into possible civil rights violations in the ...

Pulitzer Prize Winner: Obama 'Could Learn From' This Story

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.15.2014 | Media

Fourteen Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters recently denounced the government’s legal action against New York Times Reporter James Risen, who was orde...

Christopher Mathias

Ramarley Graham Was Killed By The NYPD Over Two Years Ago, And Nothing Has Happened | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

It’s been two and a half years since NYPD officers barged into the Bronx home of Ramarley Graham without a warrant, fatally shooting the unarmed tee...

Justice Department Seeks Appeal In Case That Struck Down Crucial Part Of Obamacare

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Warns Of Risks In 'Moneyballing' Criminal Justice | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday cautioned against using data to determine the length of sentences for criminals, saying such a practice could "...

Outside Monitor Needed To Clean Up Misconduct In Newark Police, Feds Say

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regular...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Terrorism Sting Tactics Under New Scrutiny In Report, Documentaries | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The undercover terrorism stings that the FBI has conducted in the years since Sept. 11, 2001, are coming under new scrutiny this week, w...

Justice Department To Investigate Missing IRS Emails

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating the circumstances behind the disappearance of emails from a former senior Internal Revenue...

REPORT: Justice Probes Possible Price-Fixing In Music Publishing

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business

July 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible pricing coordination among music publishing companies as it reviews the...

$7 Billion Citigroup Settlement Announcement Expected Monday

Reuters | Karen Freifeld and Aruna Viswanatha | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) - Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to resolve a U.S. government investigation into shoddy mortgage-backed securities the...