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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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...

DOJ Thinks Bar Examiners Should Know Less About Mental Health of Would-Be Attorneys. And That's A Good Thing.

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Patrick R. Krill

As part of this examination for becoming a licensed attorney, states have historically and routinely inquired into the mental health histories of applicants, including asking probing questions about diagnoses, not behavior.

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Officials Responsible For Nearly Killing College Student, DOJ Watchdog Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four separate employees of the Drug Enforcement Administration saw or heard a college student who was left handcuffed in a holding cell ...

Criminal U: America's Most Successful Institution Educating the Poor

Mike Green | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Solutions. Change. Hope. These are the words that Bolsinger, a recovering alcoholic, focuses on daily. He saw the flood of the school-to-prison pipeline first-hand. He also saw the raw talent and skills in the men who wore matching clothes with "inmate" stamped across their chest.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Urges U.S. Allies To Adopt FBI Terror Sting Tactics

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday encouraged U.S. allies to follow the lead of the FBI with undercover stings that target extremis...

Detroit's Water Cutoffs: Counterproductive and Coldhearted

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.26.2014 | Detroit
Rep. John Conyers

Imagine a week without running water. Imagine not only the physical thirst but also the inability to bathe, to cook, or to clean. This is the reality right now in Detroit. But we can change it.

Missing Pieces in Analysis of Targeted-Killing Memo

Morris Davis | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Morris Davis

The news media and bloggers have covered the memo's release extensively, particularly whether the Obama administration's position squares with the Constitution and U.S. laws. However, there are two areas that I believe are equally important that have been overlooked or ignored.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Goes From DOMA Defender To Gay Rights Honoree

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a warm evening four years ago this month, Attorney General Eric Holder stood at a podium before an auditorium of students from the Un...

Ryan J. Reilly

ACLU Report Reveals Immigrant Abuse In 'Shadow' Private Federal Prisons

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was December 2010, and officials who ran the nation's federal prisons had a dilemma. They weren't sure if they should renew a contrac...

Ryan J. Reilly

Doctors Say DEA Blackmailed Them Over Medical Marijuana Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are being accused of threatening doctors affiliated with medical marijuana dispe...

Expanded Clemency Program Deserves Bipartisan Support

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Until Congress passes bills like Rob Portman's Second Chance Reauthorization Act, or the bipartisan Smarter Sentencing Act, we'll remain a long way off from a fair, effective criminal justice system.

Shots Fired. Madness in Progress.

Michael Winship | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

You've no doubt heard that this doesn't happen in countries like Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada where the gun rules are strict and lives are saved. But here the cycle of death, denial, resistance and madness goes on.

My Conversation With Sen. Rand Paul Following Today's Filibuster Over U.S. Drone Strikes

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined tonight on PBS by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Paul discusses his filibuster earlier today on the Senate floor outlining his opposition to the president's nomination of David Barron to the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ryan J. Reilly

'Insane' DOJ Anti-Recording Policy Has Finally Been Reversed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a major shift, the Justice Department has done away with a longstanding policy that forbade federal agents from recording statements ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Republican Leaps To Defense Of DEA Chief Against 'Nixonian' Obama Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) this week jumped to the defense of Michele Leonhart, the Drug Enforcement Administration head who has recently b...

FBI Chief Warns Cyber Crime Is Posing An 'Enormous Challenge'

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement faces an "enormous challenge" in preventing state-sponsored cyber crimes, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday,...

Ryan J. Reilly

America's Top Cop Wages A Long Battle To Dial Back The Drug War

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

After years beset by scandal and criticism, Attorney General Eric Holder (right) is working to reform the criminal justice system -- a project that co...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Say Chinese Military Hackers Damaged American Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States escalated a standoff with the Chinese government on Monday over the alleged use of hacking by military officials to gi...

Wisconsin Senate Blind-Sided By the Department of Public Instruction

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Nearly three years later, just yesterday, the Wisconsin State Senate finally caught wind of the investigation through the media, and decided to inquire further.

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Chief Dials Back Drug War Bluster After Talk With Holder

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Drug Enforcement Administrator Michele Leonhart and her boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, appear locked in a bureaucratic staring matc...

2,785 Petitioners for Clemency Need All of the Mercy Obama Can Give

Megan Quattlebaum | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Megan Quattlebaum

The clemency power is not an invention of an activist president but a guarantee of Article II of the United States Constitution.