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.
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 […]
Two subsidiaries of American International Group Inc. have agreed to pay $7.1 million to settle discrimination allegations of charging higher fees to African American borrowers. According to the statement released by the Justice Department on Thursday (March 3), 2,500 African American borrowers of subprime loans will receive a total of $6.1 million after being charged […]
A long standing written exam for police officers looking to move up the public servant ladder is coming under fire after a group of minority officer called its basis into question. A lawsuit filed by several minority law enforcement members believe that a test used to attain the rank of sergeant discriminated against Black and […]
The United States Justice Department has had a very busy year in 2009. According to federal records, this year saw more cases involving hate crime in since , indicating that there was a drop in hate crimes during the Bush years. “I was rather shocked to see the downtick in prosecutions of hate crimes,” remarked […]
Medical marijuana users are free to breathe easier so to speak, thanks to the Obama administration. A new memo issued by the Justice department allows medical use of the drug without fear of prosecution for users or distributors. The policy notes that it is not in their “best interest” to pursue individuals who use or […]