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Nadler & Bass Express Concerns on DOJ’s Selection of the Hudson Institute to Host First Step Act Independent Review Committee
April 24, 2019
  Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) released a joint statement on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) selection of the Hudson Institute to host the Independent Review Committee (IRC) required under the First Step Act: “On April 8, ... read more »
CBC Chairman Statement on Confirmation of Eric Dreiband to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division
October 18, 2018
The Chairman of Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the confirmation of Eric Dreiband to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Dreiband was confirmed by a vote of 50-47. ... read more »
DOJ wants to indict cop who killed Eric Garner
November 3, 2016
Skepticism and tepid hope are occupying the same space as news broke Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, that the Department of Justice is looking to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo. ... read more »
Compton Mayor’s Statement on Los Angeles Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Operation
October 5, 2016
"The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Compton Station Human Trafficking Task Force rescued two minors during an operation conducted on Long Beach Boulevard" -Aja Brown ... read more »
Department of Justice to End the Number of Private Prisons  
August 29, 2016
Thursday, August 18, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a memo stating they will be ending the use of for profit prisons in the U.S. after failure to substantially reduce costs and maintain the same level of protection as the Bureau facilities. ... read more »
Family demands federal probe of police shooting
January 20, 2016
The family of a black man shot and killed by San Francisco police in an incident captured on video is demanding a federal civil rights investigation, their attorney announced Monday. John Burris, who is representing Mario Woods' family, said San Francisco police have engaged in a pattern of excessive force and illegal stops and detentions of Latinos and African-Americans that warrants a probe by the U.S. Department of Justice. ... read more »
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