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Obama's Huge Title IX Gamble

The Justice Department had good intentions in linking Title IX with transgender equality, but our recent judicial setback proves we need laws that unequivocably address our rights.

A tale of two conferences

(Paul Mirengoff) Bill Otis at Crime and Consequences calls attention to a Washington Post story that I think demonstrates the bankruptcy of the Justice Department’s desired approach to policing Baltimore and other big cities. The story tells of two conferences that occurred simultaneously in a Baltimore church. Show More Summary

More Cuts Are Coming to the Private Prison Where Our Reporter Worked as a Guard

The Justice Department plans to stop contracting with private companies to run federal prisons, but states are still free to privatize their penal systems. Louisiana has just renewed its contracts with the state's two privately run prisons, including Winn Correctional Center, the subject of a recent Mother Jones investigation. Show More Summary

Department of Justice eyes Baltimore cops' treatment of the mentally ill

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

When the Department of Justice released its report on policing in Baltimore a few weeks ago, it was called “scathing” and “damning,” amongst other things. That report found that that Baltimore’s cops routinely violated the constitutional rights of the folks they came in contact with. Show More Summary

Prosecutors get delay in Bob McDonnell case

Department of Justice has not yet decided how to handle Supreme Court ruling overturning McDonnell’s conviction.

Justice Department investigations find problematic police treatment of those with mental illness

Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill. Continue reading ? The post Justice Department investigations find problematic police treatment of those with mental illness appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill. … Click to Continue »

There's No One Solution to Improving Interactions Between Police and People with Mental Illnesses

By Michael D. Thompson This piece was originally published in Scientific American on Aug. 28, 2016. You've undoubtedly heard about the recent report issued by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice condemning various police practices in Baltimore. Show More Summary

Sunday News: It runs in the family

NO VACANCIES FOR BLACKS: HOW TRUMP GOT START AND WAS ACCUSED OF BIAS (New York Times) - An investigation by The New York Times — drawing on decades-old files from the New York City Commission on Human Rights, internal Justice Department...Show More Summary

Racial Bias Has Been a Constant for Trump

An investigation by the New York Times — “drawing on decades-old files from the New York City Commission on Human Rights, internal Justice Department records, court documents and interviews with tenants, civil rights activists and prosecutors — uncovered a long [...]

DOJ to probe Sheriff Arpaio

The Department of Justice is looking into actions by Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a racial profiling case. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ruled last Friday that another judge should decide if Arpaio and others should be held in criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring court orders in a racial profiling case. Snow also said [...]

Justice Dept. will now decide on bringing contempt charges against Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Justice Department will decide whether criminal contempt charges will be brought against Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio for violating court orders in a racial profiling case, court documents released late on Friday showed. The department’s criminal division has been assigned the case...

Foundation Of Justice Undone By Clinton & Her Foundation

By failing to bring Hillary Clinton to justice, the U.S. Department of Justice has failed the American People. Only God and Congress can now right a most serious wrong. This post Foundation Of Justice Undone By Clinton & Her Foundation appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

What Cops Need To Know To Better Understand Transgender People

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A new Department of Justice video aims to give police officers a working knowledge of transgender issues and terminology in an effort to quash potentially tense situations before they arise. The 12-minute video, “Law Enforcement andShow More Summary

U.S. Department of (In)Justice Once Again Inserts Itself Into North Carolina Politics

With the November election looming, activist judges and a corrupt, liberal U.S. Department of (In)Justice are still heavily invested in derailing the success story that has been seen in North Carolina, under the leadership of Governor Pat McCrory. Show More Summary

US Department of Justice settles with accused counterfeiters

See part 1 Real or fake US coins? Photo: FORMERFEDSGROUP.COM via blogs.wsj.com Joe Palazzolo, writing for Wall Street Journal blogs, reports that the United States Justice Department has settled with three scrap metal importers. TheShow More Summary

Hampton Creek is facing a criminal investigation for buying back some of its own product

Food startup Hampton Creek is now facing a criminal investigation from The US Justice Department, Bloomberg's Olivia Zaleski and Tom Schoenberg reported on Friday. The Justice Department is looking into whether Hampton Creek broke any...Show More Summary

Will states follow DOJ’s private prison move? Some are ahead of the feds.

Uncle Sam is an influential guy. When he speaks, states listen. If history is a guide, the Justice Department’s decision to phase out private prisons could have an impact well beyond federal Bureau of Prison facilities. Already, some states are ahead of the federal government in closing for-profit correctional locations. The move by the Justice […]

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