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Why the Feds Can’t Charge Darren Wilson

They should, but the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law he violated when he killed Michael Brown. 2015/03/04 - Following the news that a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Darren Wilsonfor the shooting of Michael Brown, attention turned to the possibility of a federal charge against Wilson. Attorney General Eric Holder quickly announced that that Justice Department’s… Read more

Ferguson Police Report: Most Shocking Parts

2015/03/04 - The Justice Department on Wednesday released a scathing 102-page report revealing systemic racial discrimination against African-Americans at the hands of the Ferguson Police Department and city officials. After an extensive federal civil rights probe, the Justice Department found what it described as “unlawful bias against and stereotypes about African-Americans,” resulting in repeated violations of the First… Read more

DOJ: Ferguson PD Engaged in Racially Biased Profiling

2015/03/03 - WASHINGTON — A Justice Department review has found that Missouri’s troubled Ferguson Police Department engaged in a pattern of racially biased enforcement when stopping suspects and were more likely to use unreasonable force against African American suspects, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the findings. In 88% of cases in which Ferguson… Read more

Obama: ‘Now is the moment’ for Police to Make Changes

2015/03/02 - WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent investigations when police use deadly force. The president said last year’s deaths… Read more

People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

2015/3/2-When you ask people what impacts health you’ll get a lot of different answers: Access to good health care and preventative services, personal behavior, exposure to germs or pollution and stress. But if you dig a little deeper you’ll find a clear dividing line, and it boils down to one word: money. People whose household… Read more

Tamir Rice Family Attorney Says ‘Unbelievable’ that City of Cleveland Court Filing Blames Tamir for His Own Death

2015/03/02 - An attorney for the family of Tamir Rice blasted Cleveland city and police officials on Monday for their suggestion in a court document filed late last week that the 12-year-old boy was responsible for his own death at the hands of city police officers in November. In the court filing, which was a formal… Read more

For the Ghosts of the Civil Rights Movement Era, It’s Never Too Late for Justice

2015/02/27 - On February 27, 1967, an explosion ripped through Wharlest Jackson Sr.’s pickup truck, killing him instantly. Jackson had just left his job at Armstrong Rubber and Tire plant in Natchez, Mississippi, where he had recently accepted a coveted promotion, and was driving the short distance home when the bomb went off, indelibly altering the lives… Read more