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Feds begin case against cops involved in Eric Garner's death

1 hour agoNews : NY Daily News

Federal prosecutors are presenting evidence to determine if there were violations of Eric Garner's civil rights when he died in 2014.

Dear Ferguson, Loreta Lynch Is Over Your Bullshit

Clowns: The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson, Mo., for unjust policing that violates the civil and constitutional rights of citizens, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday. The lawsuit came one day after the Ferguson City Council voted to change a proposed consent decree to reform the police and courts. The […]

The Justice Department Just Sued Ferguson for "Routine Violation" of Residents' Civil Rights

The US Department of Justice has sued the city of Ferguson, Missouri, following months of "painstaking negotiations" with local officials and more than a year's investigation into their alleged discriminatory and unconstitutional practices. The...Show More Summary

DOJ announces civil rights suit against Ferguson

3 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

This comes after Ferguson failed to fully approve the agreement reached with DOJ to resolve unconstitutional policing and court systems in the city

Justice Dept. sues Ferguson after officials resist plan to overhaul police and court system

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it had reached with the federal agency. The Justice Department initiated a civil rights...

US Justice Department Announces Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Ferguson

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that the US Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson after it rejected a previously negotiated agreement to reform its police.

Happy Hour Roundup

Annie Karni reports that things are going to get personal in the Democratic race very soon: The race about race is on. On a conference call with African-American surrogates for Hillary Clinton, civil rights leader and former NAACP president Hazel Dukes dismissed the significance of Bernie Sanders’ participation in the March on Washington in […]

Source: Government to announce civil rights suit against Ferguson

The federal government was expected to file a civil-rights lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb. The lawsuit was confirmed...

Justice Department To Sue Ferguson After City Rejects Reform Deal

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri,  on Wednesday in an effort to bring an end to what it described as patterns of constitutional violations by the city's police department...Show More Summary

Chris Hedges: How One City Is Revolting Against Corporate Takeover

Chris Hedges investigates the ways in which a radical city councilman and a civil rights attorney counteract the takeover of Salinas, CA by a multi-million dollar industry. Editor's note: This epidosode agricultural corporations, inShow More Summary

14 Quotes from The 1960s That Defined The Decade

From the Civil Rights Movement to the Space Race to Beatlemania, the 1960s were full of tumult and change. These words changed the way we saw the world forever. 1. Andy Warhol Pictorial Parade / Staff / Getty Images 2. Timothy Leary Hulton Archive / Stringer / Getty Images 3. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Meets With Al Sharpton in New York

The civil rights group National Action Network said that Bernie Sanders met with civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton in New York City.

?Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

6 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Lee Baca retired amid a probe that found civil rights abuses by deputies and a cover up that led to charges against his second-in-command and nearly two dozen others

Al Sharpton and Bernie Sanders Have Breakfast at Sylvia's in Harlem

In 2008 Rev. Al Sharpton had breakfast with then Sen. Barack Obama it was a historic meeting of the minds before the civil rights activist launched his full support behind Obama's push for president.

Failed Syria Talks raise specter of new Refugee wave, Misery in Mideast, Europe

By Alpaslan Ozerdem | (The Conversation | – – The Syrian civil war and the refugee crisis it has caused is the greatest humanitarian disaster facing the world right now. But while…

HRC Statement on Donald Trump’s Win in New Hampshire

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s win in New Hampshire tonight: “Donald Trump...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders, the Rev. Al Sharpton to meet over breakfast

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The Vermont senator will break bread with the civil rights activist and talk show host at the Lenox Avenue soul food mecca.

Obama Administration Plan Would Cut Backlog Of Campus Rape Investigations

President Barack Obama's budget proposal unveiled Tuesday seeks a 29 percent funding boost for the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, the agency that has received increased attention as the administration puts more scrutiny on campus rape cases. Show More Summary

Activists sue for release of footage showing Minneapolis cops shooting and killing Jamar Clark

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Civil rights groups sued Minnesota state agencies on Tuesday to force them to release video footage of the fatal police shooting of a young black man in Minneapolis in November. Activists have been seeking the release of the videos since Nov. 15, when Jamar Clark, 24, was killed. The shooting came...

Did the FBI Kill My Father?

Forty-five years ago, my father, Joe Colombo, the alleged boss of the "Colombo" crime family, and founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, was gunned down among a crowd of thousands in one of the most highly publicized shootings in New York City's history. Show More Summary

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