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Ferguson Weighs Costs of Proposed Deal With Justice Department

The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on a proposed consent decree with the Justice Department to overhaul its police department and court systems. Ahead of the vote, concerns are growing about the agreement’s co...

Hacker Plans to Dump Alleged Details of 20,000 FBI, 9,000 DHS Employees

The hacker says he accessed the data by compromising the email account of a Department of Justice employee.

Justice Department to Judge: Tor Users Have No Expectation of Privacy

It was the DoJ that originally suggested you have no expectation of privacy on Tor.

Mean Old Government Trying To Stifle Corporations’ Sacred Right To Screw Consumers

First, Elizabeth Warren decided to persecute fraudulent banksters by naming names of corporate bad actors who were the opposite of persecuted. Senator Warren, have you no shame support of a Justice Department that merely equates fines to justice? Yep, pretty much. Here are some other government actors who think they can take to task beloved

D.O.J. Document Dump

Everyone just got a letter from the Department in their e-mail. The Department of Justice just got thousands, tens-of-thousands, maybe more of documents so they can "evaluate" the CPD. Among the documents: A list of internal complaints...Show More Summary

Seven years after Madoff conviction, the U.S. is still holding $4 billion in Ponzi scheme cash

There’s a $4 billion pot of cash at the Department of Justice for victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Thousands of them have been trying to tap the fund since it was set up three... To view the full story, click the title l...

City to pay $3 million to settle police hiring discrimination lawsuit

The city plans to pay $3.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department alleging Chicago Police Department residency requirements discriminated against 47 foreign-born applicants seeking to become police officers. The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District...

U.S. House approves limits on investigating banks for fraud ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that would curb a Justice Department initiative aimed at cutting off perpetrators of fraud from the banking system. Since 2012 the department, with...Show More Summary

'Clear and Present Danger': The Rising Threat of Anti-Government Radicals

The U.S. Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic anti-government extremists, senior officials told Reuters, even as it steps up efforts to stop Islamic State-inspired attacks...Show More Summary

A bomb threat seeking 'justice' for Steven Avery of 'Making a Murderer' turned up no bombs

The Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department, which figured prominently in Netflix's "Making a Murderer," received bomb threats on Wednesday night that caused a lot of chaos. A person called the station and said that there were bombs planted...Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Documentary Subjects Appear in Court | Pardons Old and New | Metro Retains Kevyn Orr

HBO’s “The Jinx” subject Robert Durst and the podcast subject Adnan Syed both see movement in their criminal cases. The Justice Department names a new pardon attorney, while a news outlet finds a premature clemency request from Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law that her president dad never granted: This is a round-up of news from ALM and... Read the whole entry... »       

Feds look for new ways to fight ‘clear and present danger’ posed by domestic extremists

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic anti-government extremists, senior officials told Reuters, even as it steps up efforts to stop Islamic State-inspired attacks at home. Extremist groups motivated by a range of U.S.-born...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1,001

U.S. Department of Justice Status Report, Judicial Watch Inc. v. IRS, No. 1:13-cv-01559m (D.C. D.C. Feb. 1, 2016): On February 1, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (“Service”) released to Judicial Watch, Inc., a CD containing documents responsive to the portion of Judicial Watch’s final Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request...

Justice Department Still Silent On NYPD Killing Of Unarmed Teen In 2012

The family of an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed in 2012 by an NYPD officer in his Bronx home held a vigil outside the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District last night. February 2nd marked four years since Ramarley...Show More Summary

Why Ramarley Graham's Parents Just Slept On The DOJ's Steps

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- It was still dark in lower Manhattan, a little before 6 a.m. Wednesday, when the parents of Ramarley Graham shook off their sleeping bags and assembled on the steps outside the Department of Justice office of U.S. Attorney...Show More Summary

Wells Fargo To Pay $1.2 Billion To Settle Govt. Lawsuit Over “Reckless” Mortgages

In Oct. 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Wells Fargo, alleging that the mega-bank had defrauded taxpayers by issuing “reckless” mortgages then misleading the Federal Housing Administration about the quality of those loans. Today, Wells revealed that has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to close the book on this issue. The revelation of the pending settlement came this …

Ferguson holds public meeting to discuss agreement with Justice Dept.

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, jammed a meeting on Tuesday to weigh in on a proposed agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the city police department after the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white officer. The fatal shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson police...

Department of Justice to investigate San Francisco Police Department

Officials from the Department of Justice announced Monday that they will be reviewing the  use of force and ethnic disparities in arrests by  the San Francisco Police Department. According to the Associated Press, the review will not...Show More Summary

Corporate Restatements of Earnings: The Department of Justice's New Weapon?

For executives worried about being prosecuted criminally for their jobs, the environment has never been worse. The Department of Justice has announced that it is more aggressively targeting individual executives when it goes after corporations. Show More Summary

Congresswoman Who Spoke Out Against Gamergate and Online Harassment Targeted by Swatters

6 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Rep. Katherine Clark, the Boston Congresswoman who has been working tirelessly since last year to ensure the Department of Justice treats online harassment and abuse with the severity it deserves, was targeted in a shooting hoax Sunday night at her home.

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