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KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
Advocacy Group Fires Back After Attorney General Steps Into ADA Lawsuit Controversywith many people accusing the group of running a scam. The executive director r
Advocacy Group Fires Back After Attorney General Steps Into ADA Lawsuit Controversy
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 6 hours ago
with many people accusing the group of running a scam. The executive director recently resigned. "If this was filed by the civil rights division, their mandate is to investigate complaints of discrimination on behalf of persons with disabilities.... Read more
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The News & Observer
Harnett deputies’ conduct could bring big bills to taxpayersdeploy a Taser. The Department of Justice immediately announced an investigati
Harnett deputies’ conduct could bring big bills to taxpayers
The News & Observer / Posted 11 hours ago
deploy a Taser. The Department of Justice immediately announced an investigation into Livingston’s death. The Department’s Civil Rights Division has broad authority to make sure local and state police officers are not violating the Fourth Amendment... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
DOJ to sue state over segregated 'psychoeducational' schoolsto their needs," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta,
DOJ to sue state over segregated 'psychoeducational' schools
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 2 days ago
to their needs," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. "Georgia has relegated thousands of students with behavior-related disabilities to separate,... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
DOJ to sue state over segregated 'psychoeducational' schoolsto their needs," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta,
DOJ to sue state over segregated 'psychoeducational' schools
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 2 days ago
to their needs," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. "Georgia has relegated thousands of students with behavior-related disabilities to separate,... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama universities move forward on transgender bathroom policies -- while state fights feds in courtbelong – just as you are," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Van
Alabama universities move forward on transgender bathroom policies -- while state fights feds in court
Al.com / Posted 3 days ago
belong – just as you are," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, in May. The federal statement said institutions should allow students to access bathrooms and locker... Read more
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The Hill
DOJ sues Georgia over segregated schools for disabled studentsintegrated setting appropriate to their needs,” Principal Deputy Assistant Atto
DOJ sues Georgia over segregated schools for disabled students
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
integrated setting appropriate to their needs,” Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, said in a statement. “Georgia has relegated thousands of students with behavior-related disabilities... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Policing black Baltimorelong-ignored experiences, stories, shouts, whispers and cries fill the 163 sing
Policing black Baltimore
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
long-ignored experiences, stories, shouts, whispers and cries fill the 163 single-spaced pages of a scathing report by the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. According to the recent DOJ report, the Baltimore Police... Read more
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News 8000
Former UW-Whitewater wrestling coach files lawsuitsexual assault he had reported to university officials. UW-Whitewater is facing
Former UW-Whitewater wrestling coach files lawsuit
News 8000 / Posted 3 days ago
sexual assault he had reported to university officials. UW-Whitewater is facing two Title IX complaints filed with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Education in the last two years. Title IX legislation was passed by Congress... Read more
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TribLIVE
Southern states chip away at civil rights infamythan those in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, many civil rights prosecutions there
Southern states chip away at civil rights infamy
TribLIVE / Posted 6 days ago
than those in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, many civil rights prosecutions there are handled by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in Washington with his staff's help. Such was the case, for example, with the 2011 conviction of the... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Case shines light on lack of hate crime datadown their chain of commands, 'Let's do it, and let's get it right.' " Vanita
Case shines light on lack of hate crime data
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 6 days ago
down their chain of commands, 'Let's do it, and let's get it right.' " Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, recently said that the FBI last year updated collection guidelines and introduced separate categories... Read more
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Island Packet
Schoolchildren with disabilities face digital gapBoard of Education in August, forcing the agencies to review their practices an
Schoolchildren with disabilities face digital gap
Island Packet / Posted 7 days ago
Board of Education in August, forcing the agencies to review their practices and submit a step-by-step corrective plan. Its civil rights division now is looking into Alpine School District, as well as Jordan School District and the Utah Schools for... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Dept. Of Justice Meets With Residents In West BaltimorePolice Department. On Thursday, community members in West Baltimore sat down w
Dept. Of Justice Meets With Residents In West Baltimore
CBS Baltimore / Posted 8 days ago
Police Department. On Thursday, community members in West Baltimore sat down with representatives from the D.O.J.’s civil rights division, giving their input on what needs to change. “That’s why we are here… to listen to what you have to... Read more
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ajc.com
Feds will sue Georgia over segregated ‘psychoeducational’ schoolsthousands of affected students with behavior-related disabilities across Georgi
Feds will sue Georgia over segregated ‘psychoeducational’ schools
ajc.com / Posted 9 days ago
thousands of affected students with behavior-related disabilities across Georgia,” Vanita Gupta, who heads the department’s civil rights division, wrote Monday to Gov. Nathan Deal and other state officials. The Justice Department has accused... Read more
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Officer.com
Baltimore Police Practice of 'Clearing Corners' Draws Ire, PraiseDepartment, as police supervisors emphasized keeping arrest numbers high. Vani
Baltimore Police Practice of 'Clearing Corners' Draws Ire, Praise
Officer.com / Posted 9 days ago
Department, as police supervisors emphasized keeping arrest numbers high. Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, which compiled the report, said Baltimore police had embarked on "a quest to produce large numbers of... Read more
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NBC News
On Freddie Gray's Birthday, Hopes For Police Reform, Community Changehas been broken, we've seen transformative reform rebuild relationships and adv
On Freddie Gray's Birthday, Hopes For Police Reform, Community Change
NBC News / Posted 10 days ago
has been broken, we've seen transformative reform rebuild relationships and advance public safety," said Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division. "In the weeks ahead, as we negotiate our consent decree with the city, we will seek input from law... Read more
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The Hill
Guidance aims to prevent discrimination in emergency servicesequal services to all people and all communities,” Principal Deputy Assistant A
Guidance aims to prevent discrimination in emergency services
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
equal services to all people and all communities,” Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and head of the agency’s Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta said in a statement. “This guidance will help ensure that individuals in need of... Read more
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Raw Story
Feds accuse United Airline of denying pilot sick leave for Air Force deploymentand find their employment benefits denied and their civil rights violated,” Van
Feds accuse United Airline of denying pilot sick leave for Air Force deployment
Raw Story / Posted 11 days ago
and find their employment benefits denied and their civil rights violated,” Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, said in a statement. In a statement, the carrier said it believes its policies comply with USERRA,... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Group asks for probe into mental health policies in prisonindividuals with violent mental illnesses to the Department of Corrections. Th
Group asks for probe into mental health policies in prison
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 11 days ago
individuals with violent mental illnesses to the Department of Corrections. The letter to the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division says it's unconstitutional to send people to prison who haven't been convicted of a crime. They want... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Walsh Bullying Episode Draws Outside AgenciesJanuary assault incident was subsequently outlined in a March 2 letter to the U
Walsh Bullying Episode Draws Outside Agencies
New Haven Independent / Posted 11 days ago
January assault incident was subsequently outlined in a March 2 letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division/Educational Opportunities Section from Avizov and Serra. According to the letter, there was video of... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Mental health lawsuit was long time in the makingand the care they deserve, they can live and work in their own communities,” Va
Mental health lawsuit was long time in the making
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 11 days ago
and the care they deserve, they can live and work in their own communities,” Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said in a statement. Gupta also said Mississippi has been forcing people with mental illness “to... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Analysis: Mental health suit long time comingand the care they deserve, they can live and work in their own communities,” Va
Analysis: Mental health suit long time coming
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 12 days ago
and the care they deserve, they can live and work in their own communities,” Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said in a statement. Gupta also said Mississippi has been forcing people with mental illness “to... Read more
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Canberra Times
In Pennsylvania, officials said no to a mosque application. But Muslims had a powerful allythe Justice Department is emerging as a bulwark for embattled American Muslims.
In Pennsylvania, officials said no to a mosque application. But Muslims had a powerful ally
Canberra Times / Posted 12 days ago
the Justice Department is emerging as a bulwark for embattled American Muslims. Vanita Gupta, who heads the department's civil rights division, said terrorism abroad and at home had led to "an uptick in hate-related incidents against the Muslim... Read more
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Officer.com
Violence Erupts After Milwaukee Police Shootingvoluntary process and a less adversarial option than a consent decree — formal
Violence Erupts After Milwaukee Police Shooting
Officer.com / Posted 12 days ago
voluntary process and a less adversarial option than a consent decree — formal monitoring through the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division resulting from a "pattern-and-practice" investigation. More than 700 people packed the first listening... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
In 702 shootings by Chicago police, zero federal civil rights charges filedthe Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and a form
In 702 shootings by Chicago police, zero federal civil rights charges filed
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and a former section chief in the Justice Department's civil rights division. "They have a screwdriver when they need a hammer." When federal prosecutors have brought cases, the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
In Pennsylvania, officials said no to a mosque application. But Muslims had a powerful allythe Justice Department is emerging as a bulwark for embattled American Muslims.
In Pennsylvania, officials said no to a mosque application. But Muslims had a powerful ally
Brisbane Times / Posted 13 days ago
the Justice Department is emerging as a bulwark for embattled American Muslims. Vanita Gupta, who heads the department's civil rights division, said terrorism abroad and at home had led to "an uptick in hate-related incidents against the Muslim... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
In Pennsylvania, officials said no to a mosque application. But Muslims had a powerful allythe Justice Department is emerging as a bulwark for embattled American Muslims.
In Pennsylvania, officials said no to a mosque application. But Muslims had a powerful ally
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 13 days ago
the Justice Department is emerging as a bulwark for embattled American Muslims. Vanita Gupta, who heads the department's civil rights division, said terrorism abroad and at home had led to "an uptick in hate-related incidents against the Muslim... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Violence erupts after officer-involved shooting in Milwaukeevoluntary process and a less adversarial option than a consent decree - formal
Violence erupts after officer-involved shooting in Milwaukee
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 days ago
voluntary process and a less adversarial option than a consent decree - formal monitoring through the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division resulting from a "pattern-and-practice" investigation. More than 700 people packed the first listening... Read more
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The Hill
What’s missing from the DoJ Civil Rights Division’s police investigationsThe US Justice Department, Civil Rights Division released a scathing, 163 page
What’s missing from the DoJ Civil Rights Division’s police investigations
The Hill / Posted 13 days ago
The US Justice Department, Civil Rights Division released a scathing, 163 page report on Wednesday detailing their investigation into the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD), concluding that BPD has exhibits systematic racial bias against... Read more
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New Kerala
Indian American official leads drive against police brutality - newkerala.com #104024accusing its police force of violating the Constitution and federal anti-discri
Indian American official leads drive against police brutality - newkerala.com #104024
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
accusing its police force of violating the Constitution and federal anti-discrimination laws. The head of the federal Civil Rights Division, Vanita Gupta, who oversaw an inquiry into police brutality and excesses in the city, said on Tuesday... Read more
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Beverly Hills Courier
New US Government Report Indicts Baltimore Police as Racist“systemic failures” and “structural deficiencies” in the Baltimore police depar
New US Government Report Indicts Baltimore Police as Racist
Beverly Hills Courier / Posted 15 days ago
“systemic failures” and “structural deficiencies” in the Baltimore police department, said Vanita Gupta, the head of the civil rights division at the justice department. “The city’s African Americans bore the brunt,” she told a news conference... Read more
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New York Post
Obama’s Justice Dept. did a clueless hit job on Baltimore copsit or not, many US police departments are so paralyzed and ineffectual, respond
Obama’s Justice Dept. did a clueless hit job on Baltimore cops
New York Post / Posted 15 days ago
it or not, many US police departments are so paralyzed and ineffectual, responding slowly to citizen issues — and to the Civil Rights Division. Deteriorating public safety, the rise of disorder, the fact that millions of Americans are refugees... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
U.S. Justice Dept. sues Mississippi over mentally illin their own communities,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Van
U.S. Justice Dept. sues Mississippi over mentally ill
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 15 days ago
in their own communities,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “Mississippi violates the ADA by denying residents with disabilities the services the law requires and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Justice Department report critical of zero-tolerance policing in Baltimoreon solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships,” Vanita G
Justice Department report critical of zero-tolerance policing in Baltimore
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
on solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships,” Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, said at a news conference. The conclusion forcefully rejects a strategy critics condemn as unduly... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Walsh Bullying Log Omits Reported Student Hate CrimeTo A Nurse!” The January incident was subsequently outlined in a March 2 lette
Walsh Bullying Log Omits Reported Student Hate Crime
New Haven Independent / Posted 15 days ago
To A Nurse!” The January incident was subsequently outlined in a March 2 letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division/Educational Opportunities Section from Avizov and Serra. According to the letter, there was video of... Read more
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ABC News
Major Changes in States' Photo ID Laws Ahead of Electionundue discriminatory hurdles," Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vani
Major Changes in States' Photo ID Laws Ahead of Election
ABC News / Posted 15 days ago
undue discriminatory hurdles," Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said in a statement following the agreement. "The court’s interim remedy order is a very important... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
The DOJ report doesn't say how Freddie Gray died, but it does explain whyWhen Vanita Gupta, who heads the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division,
The DOJ report doesn't say how Freddie Gray died, but it does explain why
Baltimore Sun / Posted 15 days ago
When Vanita Gupta, who heads the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, announced the findings of the 14-month frederal probe of the Baltimore Police Department, she made clear that it was not an investigation of Freddie Gray's death. That's... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Justice Department report critical of zero-tolerance policingon solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita G
Justice Department report critical of zero-tolerance policing
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
on solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said at a news conference. The conclusion forcefully rejects a strategy critics condemn as unduly... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Scathing report on Baltimore cops vindicates black residentsdeeply eroded the relationship between the police and community it serves," Van
Scathing report on Baltimore cops vindicates black residents
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
deeply eroded the relationship between the police and community it serves," Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said at a news conference alongside the mayor and police commissioner. The Justice Department has... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
Scathing report on Baltimore cops vindicates black residentsdeeply eroded the relationship between the police and community it serves," Van
Scathing report on Baltimore cops vindicates black residents
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
deeply eroded the relationship between the police and community it serves," Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said at a news conference alongside the mayor and police commissioner. The Justice Department has... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Attorney for Gray family blasts Baltimore policeincluding excessive force and the targeting of African-Americans. 10:50 a.m.
Attorney for Gray family blasts Baltimore police
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 15 days ago
including excessive force and the targeting of African-Americans. 10:50 a.m. The head of the Justice Department's civil rights division says the Baltimore Police Department's unconstitutional and discriminatory practices have "deeply... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policingVanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, discusses
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 15 days ago
Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, discusses the department's findings on the investigation into the Baltimore City Police Department as Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, left, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policingVanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, discusses
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing
The Record Searchlight / Posted 15 days ago
Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, discusses the department's findings on the investigation into the Baltimore City Police Department as Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, left, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policingon solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita G
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 15 days ago
on solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said at a news conference. The conclusion forcefully rejects a strategy that critics condemn as... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policingon solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita G
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing
KXXV Waco / Posted 15 days ago
on solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said at a news conference. The conclusion forcefully rejects a strategy that critics condemn as... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policingon solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita G
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 15 days ago
on solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said at a news conference. The conclusion forcefully rejects a strategy that critics condemn as... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policingon solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita G
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 15 days ago
on solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said at a news conference. The conclusion forcefully rejects a strategy that critics condemn as... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policingon solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita G
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing
KWWL Iowa / Posted 15 days ago
on solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said at a news conference. The conclusion forcefully rejects a strategy that critics condemn as... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policingon solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita G
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 15 days ago
on solving crime and their caustic damage to community relationships," Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said at a news conference. The conclusion forcefully rejects a strategy that critics condemn as... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policingVanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, discusses
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 15 days ago
Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, discusses the department's findings on the investigation into the Baltimore City Police Department as Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, left, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policingVanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, discusses
Justice Dept. report critical of zero-tolerance policing
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 15 days ago
Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, discusses the department's findings on the investigation into the Baltimore City Police Department as Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, left, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,... Read more
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