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Baltimore Sun
Obama official Tom Perez at center of vice president talkPerez has emerged as one of its most active officials. His efforts at Labor, a
Obama official Tom Perez at center of vice president talk
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
Perez has emerged as one of its most active officials. His efforts at Labor, and his previous work as head of the civil rights division at the Justice Department, have caught the attention of fellow Democrats. "Hillary, in my view, needs... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Analyst: 'Blue Lives Matter' law likely won't affect slain JPSO deputy casethat we could put lineups in front of," said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell No
Analyst: 'Blue Lives Matter' law likely won't affect slain JPSO deputy case
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted yesterday
that we could put lineups in front of," said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand. Normand said he has asked the FBI Civil Rights Division to look at the circumstances surrounding Neveaux's arrest, after a witness captured cell phone video of... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Analyst: 'Blue Lives Matter' law likely won't affect slain JPSO deputy casethat we could put lineups in front of," said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell No
Analyst: 'Blue Lives Matter' law likely won't affect slain JPSO deputy case
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
that we could put lineups in front of," said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand. Normand said he has asked the FBI Civil Rights Division to look at the circumstances surrounding Neveaux's arrest, after a witness captured cell phone video of... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Analyst: 'Blue Lives Matter' law likely won't affect slain JPSO deputy casethat we could put lineups in front of," said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell No
Analyst: 'Blue Lives Matter' law likely won't affect slain JPSO deputy case
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted yesterday
that we could put lineups in front of," said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand. Normand said he has asked the FBI Civil Rights Division to look at the circumstances surrounding Neveaux's arrest, after a witness captured cell phone video of... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Deer Park officer accused in assault caseto be hospitalized. Alston was placed on administrative leave the next day. A
Deer Park officer accused in assault case
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
to be hospitalized. Alston was placed on administrative leave the next day. A criminal investigation was begun and the Civil Rights Division of the Harris County District Attorney's Office was notified. The case was presented this week to a... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Police officer charged with assault after arrestDEER PARK, Texas - A Deer Park police officer has been charged with assault fol
Police officer charged with assault after arrest
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted yesterday
DEER PARK, Texas - A Deer Park police officer has been charged with assault following an arrest he made in May. The Civil Rights Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office initiated an investigation into Charles Alston based on... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
U.S. Justice Dept. and Hinds County reach agreement on criminal justice reformssystem smarter and fairer,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Va
U.S. Justice Dept. and Hinds County reach agreement on criminal justice reforms
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 3 days ago
system smarter and fairer,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “If implemented, these reforms will make pretrial detainees, prisoners, corrections staff and the... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
U.S. Justice Dept. and Hinds County reach agreement on criminal justice reformssystem smarter and fairer,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Va
U.S. Justice Dept. and Hinds County reach agreement on criminal justice reforms
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 3 days ago
system smarter and fairer,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “If implemented, these reforms will make pretrial detainees, prisoners, corrections staff and the... Read more
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NBC News
Trans Student Can Choose Bathroom at South Carolina School, Says DOEwas front and center during a press conference on the steps of the Colorado Sta
Trans Student Can Choose Bathroom at South Carolina School, Says DOE
NBC News / Posted 4 days ago
was front and center during a press conference on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol to announce that the Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of Coy Mathis, whose school had barred her from using the girls bathroom at her... Read more
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Salon.com
Justice Department: Nevada discriminates against HIV inmatessentence because of a disability,” said Vanita Gupta, deputy assistant U.S. att
Justice Department: Nevada discriminates against HIV inmates
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
sentence because of a disability,” said Vanita Gupta, deputy assistant U.S. attorney general and head of the department’s Civil Rights Division. “Real and lasting reform in Nevada will require not only systemic changes in its policies, practices... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Justice Department: Nevada discriminates against HIV inmatessentence because of a disability," said Vanita Gupta, deputy assistant U.S. att
Justice Department: Nevada discriminates against HIV inmates
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
sentence because of a disability," said Vanita Gupta, deputy assistant U.S. attorney general and head of the department's Civil Rights Division. "Real and lasting reform in Nevada will require not only systemic changes in its policies, practices... Read more
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Nevada Appeal
Justice Department: Nevada discriminates against HIV inmatessentence because of a disability,” said Vanita Gupta, deputy assistant U.S. att
Justice Department: Nevada discriminates against HIV inmates
Nevada Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
sentence because of a disability,” said Vanita Gupta, deputy assistant U.S. attorney general and head of the department’s Civil Rights Division. “Real and lasting reform in Nevada will require not only systemic changes in its policies, practices... Read more
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Newsmax
'Mississippi Burning': Case Closed in Civil Rights Deathsof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
'Mississippi Burning': Case Closed in Civil Rights Deaths
Newsmax / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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FOX News
'Mississippi Burning' civil rights case closed 52 years later, prosecutor saysof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
'Mississippi Burning' civil rights case closed 52 years later, prosecutor says
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Case closed: 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning’ investigation endsera. “The department’s focus during this third investigation,” said Vanita Gup
Case closed: 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning’ investigation ends
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 days ago
era. “The department’s focus during this third investigation,” said Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, “homed in on determining whether sufficient admissible evidence existed to support further state... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
"Mississippi Burning" civil rights case closed 52 years laterof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
"Mississippi Burning" civil rights case closed 52 years later
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' civil rights case closedof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' civil rights case closed
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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The Atlantic
What Closing the ‘Mississippi Burning’ Case Means for Civil Rightsmass incarceration David Goodman, whose older brother was found buried in a di
What Closing the ‘Mississippi Burning’ Case Means for Civil Rights
The Atlantic / Posted 5 days ago
mass incarceration David Goodman, whose older brother was found buried in a ditch with his friends, and Clarence Jones, a civil-rights leader who was Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal lawyer, responded to the news with anguish. “This case will... Read more
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My EastText
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
My EastText / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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KCBA FOX 35 Salinas
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
KCBA FOX 35 Salinas / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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KTVZ Bend
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
KTVZ Bend / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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KRCR TV Redding
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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CBS News
College sex assault scandalsreports filed against several of the school's football players. A May 2012 inve
College sex assault scandals
CBS News / Posted 5 days ago
reports filed against several of the school's football players. A May 2012 investigation by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights concluded that campus police did not believe... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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ABC 7 El Paso
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on 'Mississippi Burning' case
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Prosecutors close books on “Mississippi Burning” casein this heinous crime,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on “Mississippi Burning” case
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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CBS News
"Mississippi Burning" civil rights case closed 52 years laterof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
"Mississippi Burning" civil rights case closed 52 years later
CBS News / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
102 related stories
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
DOJ finds Nevada discriminates against inmates with HIV and other disabilitiescorrectional facilities,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vani
DOJ finds Nevada discriminates against inmates with HIV and other disabilities
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 5 days ago
correctional facilities,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “No inmate should have to stay in segregated housing because of a HIV diagnosis or serve a longer... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Prosecutors close books on "Mississippi Burning" casein this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita
Prosecutors close books on "Mississippi Burning" case
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 5 days ago
in this heinous crime," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The killings were among the most notorious of the civil rights era, and were the subject of the 1988... Read more
102 related stories
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Guardian Unlimited
'Mississippi Burning' civil rights case closed after 52 yearsconstable, despite witnesses who question the officer’s version of events. Van
'Mississippi Burning' civil rights case closed after 52 years
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 days ago
constable, despite witnesses who question the officer’s version of events. Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said: “While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we... Read more
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NBC Miami
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closedof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closed
NBC Miami / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
'Mississippi Burning' civil rights case closes after 52 yearsof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
'Mississippi Burning' civil rights case closes after 52 years
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closedof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closed
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closedof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closed
NBC Connecticut / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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NBC New York
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closedof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closed
NBC New York / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closedof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closed
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closedof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closed
NBC Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
102 related stories
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NBC Washington
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closedof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closed
NBC Washington / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
102 related stories
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NBC San Diego
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closedof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closed
NBC San Diego / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
102 related stories
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NBC Bay Area
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closedof events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from brin
Prosecutor: 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closed
NBC Bay Area / Posted 5 days ago
of events. "While legal and factual impediments sometimes prevent us from bringing cases we wish that we could, the Civil Rights Division remains dedicated to pursuing racially-motivated crimes wherever the facts allow," Vanita Gupta, head... Read more
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The Advocate
'Biggest difference is' my last name:Angola guard alleges Nate Cain shown favoritismhad jurisdiction over Phelps, did not return multiple calls seeking comment. A
'Biggest difference is' my last name:Angola guard alleges Nate Cain shown favoritism
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
had jurisdiction over Phelps, did not return multiple calls seeking comment. A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division said that department had no record of any referral of the Phelps matter. Sayes, 46, says he put his... Read more
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The Advocate
'Biggest difference is, my last name’s Sayes; his last name is Cain':Angola guard alleges Nate Cain shown favoritismhad jurisdiction over Phelps, did not return multiple calls seeking comment. A
'Biggest difference is, my last name’s Sayes; his last name is Cain':Angola guard alleges Nate Cain shown favoritism
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
had jurisdiction over Phelps, did not return multiple calls seeking comment. A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division said that department had no record of any referral of the Phelps matter. Sayes, 46, says he put his... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Protecting people in the pews: Oklahoma City workshop helps churches prepare for the unexpectedsheriff's office, FBI, Oklahoma City Interfaith Alliance and the Oklahoma Confe
Protecting people in the pews: Oklahoma City workshop helps churches prepare for the unexpected
The Oklahoman / Posted 8 days ago
sheriff's office, FBI, Oklahoma City Interfaith Alliance and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. Patti Sumner, with the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice, told the crowd that while hate crimes across the nation decreased... Read more
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