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Trayvon Martin’s murder and Emmett Till: What Others Say

Have you been wondering how you and your family would be impacted if your son was a “Trayvon Martin” or an “Emmett Till”? I have, and as a mother it scares the hell out of me.  No child at that age is perfect. They get into trouble. They piss people off. They are in the […]

Navajo Corrections Officer Violates Rights of Inmate

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 12, 2012 Former New Mexico Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violations of Inmate Sylvester Bruce, 44, a former corrections officer with Navajo Nation’s Shiprock Detention Center (SDC) in Shiprock, N.M., pleaded guilty today in federal court on charges related to the […]

Voting Rights Under Observation by DOJ

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 25, 2012 Justice Department to Monitor Elections in New York The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor primary elections on June 26, 2012, in Orange County and Queens, N.Y., to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The Voting […]

DOJ Sentences Misssour Woman – Vandalism, Arson of Biracial Man’s Home

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 18, 2012 Missouri Woman Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Vandalism and Arson of Biracial Man’s Home A Missouri woman was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for her role in the vandalism and arson of a biracial man’s home in Independence, […]

Complaint Filed: Iraq War Vet Fired After Serving in National Guard

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 7, 2012 Justice Department Files Complaint Against Forsyth County, North Carolina, Sheriff for Violating the Employment Rights of Army National Guard Soldier WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today the filing of a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of […]

Texas Elections Require Monitoring; DOJ

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 13, 2011 Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Texas WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor municipal elections on May 14, 2011, in Galveston, Jefferson, Liberty, Medina and San Patricio Counties in Texas to ensure compliance with the Voting […]

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: Katrina Follow-up Announcement on Danzinger Bridge Shooting

Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Danziger Bridge, New Orleans, where shooting took place after Katrina. The Justice Department announced today that five officers from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) were sentenced in connection with the federal civil rights prosecution of a police-involved shooting that occurred on the Danziger Bridge in the days after […]

The Injustice Files; Lynching Topic Featured on upcoming installment

Keith A. BeauchampExecutive Producer/Host Mr. Beauchamp ‘The Injustice Files’ Investigation Discovery I write today to ask your support for my upcoming installment of ‘The Injustice Files: At The End Of A Rope.’ The 2 Hour Special Airs next Tuesday, Feb. 21st. @ 8 P.M. EST – 7 P.M. CST on Investigation Discovery and I hope […]

List of civil rights-era cases remaining open, according to Justice Department – Update of Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act (Cold Case Initiative)

The gravesite of Louis Allen, killed in Mississippi, Jan. 31, 1964   Heading the list of civil rights-era cases remaining officially open by the U.S. Dept. of Justice is the murder of Mississippian Louis Allen, who was killed on Jan. 31, 1964. Under its “Cold Case Initiative” and the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime […]

DOJ Takes on Tucson Unified School District in Arizona; Civil Rights News

Department of Justice Office of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 1, 2011 Justice Department Settles Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that it has entered into a consent decree with the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) that, if approved by the […]