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DOJ Announces Policy on Chokeholds and ‘No-Knock’ Entries

Merrick Garland

The Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday announced written department-wide policies explicitly prohibiting the use of “chokeholds” and  “carotid restraints” unless deadly force is authorized, and limiting the circumstances in which the department’s federal law enforcement components are authorized to use unannounced entries. The announcement follows a review with the department’s law …

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President Biden Names Seventh Round of Judicial Nominees

President Joe Biden has announced his seventh round of judicial nominees for the federal bench. As has been the case with previous rounds of judicial nominees, the new round continues to fulfill the President’s promise to nominate individuals that ensure that reflect the diversity in the country — both in terms …

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3 Vermont Troopers Investigated For Making Fake Vaccination Cards

Vermont State Police

The United States Attorney’s Office in Vermont and the FBI are investigating three troopers for creating fake vaccination cards. The Director of the Vermont State Police, Colonel Matthew T. Birmingham, issued a statement expressing his disappointment and embarrassment. “The accusations in this case involve an extraordinary level of misconduct — …

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Democrats Introduce September 11 Congressional Resolution

Four House Democrats introduced a Congressional Resolution on Friday acknowledging the hate, discrimination, racism, and xenophobia that Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Sikh communities across America continue to experience two decades after the September 11 attack. The lawmakers, Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), and Judy Chu (CA-27) also …

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Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Named For Frederick Douglass Introduced

Chris Smith, Ken Morris

Congress is taking new steps to combat human trafficking by introducing a bill named after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. On September 3rd, descendants of Douglass and Congress members announced the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2021­. The date coincides with the anniversary of Douglass’ self-emancipation in …

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President Biden Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new mandates to compel public and private employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, affecting as many as 100 million Americans. Biden made his message clear from the White House: The minority of Americans who won’t get the shot is keeping the country from …

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