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2015/05/24 03:05
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CLEVELAND (AP) — A white patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of...
2015/05/24 03:05
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2015/05/23 00:39
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In the last couple of years, more minorities than whites were hired to police Baton Rouge, reflecting both a growing pool of minority applicants and pointed efforts by the Police Department to...
2015/05/22 19:13
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A coalition of more than 60 Asian-American groups filed a federal discrimination complaint against Harvard University, claiming racial bias in undergraduate admissions. Asian-American students with...
2015/05/22 15:49
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LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Employers in Los Angeles are fretting over the city council’s move this week to boost the minimum wage by 67% over the next five years, but are their fears...
2015/05/22 13:03
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The U.S. Department of Justice, in a 29-page letter issued Thursday to county officials, says conditions violate the U.S. Constitution because threat of harm amounts to cruel and unusual punishment...
2015/05/22 01:09
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HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A report was issued from the US Justice Department, on Thursday, challenging Hinds County's ability to house and protect prisoners. Today, the Justice...
2015/05/22 01:03
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ALBANY – The Meyer report notes that 62 inmates eventually were charged with 1,289 separate felony counts, ranging from murder to kidnapping, related to the Attica uprising and retaking. But only one...
2015/05/21 19:03
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No follow-up investigation The newly released Meyer report volumes state that there appears to have been no follow-up by Fisher regarding at least four specific inmate claims of brutality. Fisher...
2015/05/21 04:39
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A New Orleans congressman on Wednesday asked the Justice Department to launch a sweeping investigation of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, citing recent articles in The Advocate detailing...
2015/05/21 02:51
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WASHINGTON – In the wake of the death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, black civic leaders continue to call for wholesale changes in policing and an end to police brutality...
2015/05/21 01:30
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Calling the altercation a “remarkable national embarrassment,” a state panel this week recommended that a Brevard County judge should be suspended without pay for 120 days and face a $50,000 fine for...
2015/05/20 22:14
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Existence of the criminal investigation into the 2012 death of Darren Rainey was confirmed in a recent Justice Department letter to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, which last year...
2015/05/20 16:59
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STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has told Augusta County it needs to make the vast majority of its voting precincts more accessible to voters with disabilities. The News Virginian...
2015/05/19 23:19
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A D.C. police Officer as she models a body camera before a press conference at City Hall in September. This month, U.S. officials announced a $20 million pilot program to help equip law enforcement...
2015/05/19 22:25
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Federal prosecutors filed new charges Tuesday alleging an Allentown man used threats, violence and rape to control seven women whom he recruited to work as prostitutes in a sex trafficking business he...
2015/05/19 01:45
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Across Town Movers and its owner, Daniel E. Homan, agreed to the settlement Monday to resolve a lawsuit filed in March by the DOJ and U.S. attorney’s office. In the suit, investigators said retired...
2015/05/18 21:09
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President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing released its final, 116-page report on Monday after six months of work. And the boldest proposal made by former Attorney General Eric Holder was...
2015/05/18 16:17
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Marilyn Mosby can handle her critics. She's a professional overseeing a high profile Baltimore case, and she is being held to the same standard to which all prosecutors are held. Some of those...
2015/05/18 06:15
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A coalition of Asian-American organizations says the federal government should step in to change Harvard's approach to admissions, accusing the university of racial discrimination. In a complaint...
2015/05/17 13:18
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Since being seized in a raid in Pakistan in 2002, Abu Zubaydah has had his life controlled by American officials, first at secret sites, where he was tortured, and since 2006 in a small cell in...
2015/05/24 03:05
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