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As former President Donald Trump has received a third indictment, this time for his alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, a Black woman will preside over the case. Judge Tanya Chutkan was randomly assigned to the case by the court, and has had experience dealing with Trump in the past as well as experience handing down tough sentences to Jan.6th attackers.
The Department of Justice has unsealed its federal indictment against former President Donald Trump, detailing 38 counts related to his withholding highly classified documents and obstructing attempts to retrieve them. The damning allegations detail the documents contained national defense information and foreign defense secrets exposed at his Mar-A-Lago estate.
Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury on seven counts related to his mishandling of sensitive classified documents. Trump broke the news on his social media network, declaring that he would report to a federal court in Miami, Florida next Tuesday.
A report from the Department of Justice revealed that its investigation of the Louisville Metro Police Department showed that it exhibited constant racial abuse of its Black citizens and those with behavioral issues. The 90-page report showed that officers routinely hurled racial epithets and utilized excessive force, particulalry against those protesting the death of Breonna Taylor in 2020.
U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice issued a memo last Friday directing federal prosecutors to revise rules and practices in pursuing convictions in drug cases. This move addresses the racial disparities that have targeted Black and Latinx defendants for years, leading to them receiving heavier sentences for possession of crack cocaine as opposed to those who possessed nearly twenty times that amount in powdered cocaine.
The Department of Justice is reportedly now investigating Ticketmaster & its parent company, Live Nation Entertainment after the highly public breakdown during an online presale ticket event for Taylor Swift's upcoming 'Eras' tour. Anonymous sources close to the DOJ state that they're contacting music venues and other ticket retailers to gauge the company's effect on the industry.
Being Black in America has always had it’s challenges but as more statistics move the forefront we are seeing concrete proof of cities and states in America not only targeting Black people for existing but it’s also for profit.
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.
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.
In news that won’t shock anyone, the Justice Department has revealed in two reports that the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri routinely violated the civil and constitutional rights of Black citizens in the city.
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 U.S. Department of Justice has announced the conclusion of their ongoing investigation of the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri. After launching an investigation into the practices of the police there last summer, the DOJ has discovered that Ferguson police operated by using racially biased practices for years.