Justice Department

The DOJ established a link between a former politician who solicited sex from women, later introducing them to Gaetz.

Under the best of circumstances, Emmett Till could very well be alive today if not for his chilling beating and murder at the age of 14 in 1955. The Mississippi murder case was a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement, and the Justice Department is moving to reopen the investigation.

Affirmative action, a set of policies that came into view under the presidency of John F. Kennedy, in recent times has come under attack by opponents of the practice who call it a form of reverse racism. While the related policies were enacted to provide a fair opportunity to all, the Justice Department is gathering […]

The case of Eric Garner is gaining new legs after news surfaced that the U.S. Department of Justice will reportedly file charges against the officer that applied the fatal chokehold on the Staten Island man. Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer in question, will face yet unknown charges in the death of Garner which has caused […]

The family of Ramarley Graham has been seeking justice since the 2012 slaying of the 18-year-old at the hands of NYPD officer, Richard Haste. Another blow was delivered to the family on Tuesday (Mar. 8) when federal prosecutors decided not to convene a grand jury against Haste in a civil rights investigation.

The city of Ferguson was hit with a civil right lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice after officials rejected a deal to overhaul its criminal justice system and address police misconduct. The Justice Department made an announcement on Wednesday, with the suit appearing to be aimed at pushing officials into securing a new agreement.

In the wake of the acquittal of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo this past weekend, the Justice Department and the city reached a settlement over the questionable conduct of its police officers. The Cleveland Police Department has been under heavy scrutiny for claims of excessive force and violating constitutional rights.

The U.S. Department of Justice concluded an investigation into the arrest records and conduct of police in Ferguson, Mo. in light of the shooting death of Michael “Mike” Brown last August. The probe revealed that police and local officials traded tasteless and offensive jokes at the expense of President Barack Obama and Black women.

The tense situation in Ferguson, Mo. since the police shooting death of Mike Brown has persisted with curious actions from the officers present on the ground. Despite being warned by U.S. Department Of Justice officials twice to display their names on department-issued uniforms, some officers have defiantly obscured these tags.

President Barack Obama‘s pick to lead the Department of Justice‘s civil rights division today failed a test vote in the Senate that could spell doom for his nomination. Debo Adegbile, who once represented polarizing convict Mumia Abu-Jamal several years ago, is now faced with uncertainty as a result of his past actions.

Progressive-minded Americans celebrated the historic election of the first African-American President of the United State in Barack Obama as the moment that America was becoming a theoretical “post-racial” society where race, discrimination and prejudice were things of the past. However, recent events—even Jay-Z has caught it—have proven otherwise. Hip-Hop Wired takes a look at 10 […]

Over the last couple of weeks several public figures have spoken out against the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and now President Obama is weighing in. The commander in chief reiterated the feelings of many who have protested the Sanford, Fla. police department’s decision not to pursue charges against Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman. Obama was moved […]