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Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Two Women Plead Guilty in Maryland to Civil Rights Violations Two Baltimore women pleaded guilty today for their involvement in a racially-motivated conspiracy to interfere with an African family’s housing rights by hanging a dead raccoon on the family’s porch, 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 […]

Georgia Sheriff and Jailer Facing Civil Rights Charges; DOJ release

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 14, 2012 Wilcox County, Georgia, Sheriff, Son and Jailer Face Civil Rights Charges in Superseding Indictment The Justice Department, along with U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore, Middle District of Georgia, today announced that a grand jury returned a superseding indictment against former Wilcox […]

Wrongful Use of Taser Lands County Sheriff’s Sergeant in Prison

U.S. Dept. of JusticeCivil Rights DivisionNews ReleaseApril 30, 2012———————– Former Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s sergeant, Althea Mallisham, 52, has been sentenced to 61 months in prison for civil rights convictions for wrongfully using a Taser against three detainees during separate incidents over a four month period in 2008. On Nov. 16, 2011, Mallisham pleaded guilty to […]

Two Harlan County, Kentucky, Men Indicted for Federal Hate Crime Against Individual Because of Sexual Orientation; Update on DOJ and Trayvon Martin — Zimmerman

Released by the U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division Thurs., April 12, 2012 Indictment Marks the First Case Charged Under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act Involving Sexual Orientation Two Harlan County, Ky., men were indicted today for their roles in kidnapping and assaulting a gay man because of […]

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 Commission on Civil Rights approves motion asking Congress allow it to take Justice Department to court if it refuses to enforce commission’s subpoenas and other “lawful requests”

ABC News/Politics The Commission and Agency Have Clashed Over the Case of the New Black Panther PartyThe Commission on Civil Rights has approved a motion asking Congress to essentially allow it to take the Justice Department to court if it refuses to enforce the commission’s subpoenas and other “lawful requests” pertaining to a lawsuit against […]

Cold Cases: Is Current List Good Enough to Work From? (I Don’t Think So)

Do questions remain about who was involved in the death of Medgar Evers? Was Byron de la Beckwith his true assassin? His only assassin? The only prosecutable person? After listening to stories still traveling through the Mississippi Delta, Evers would be a good name to add to the Cold Case list. President Barack Obama is […]