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Tag Archives: DOJ

Former Officers Plead Not Guilty to Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

Four former Minneapolis police officers pleaded not guilty in federal court to violating George Floyd‘s civil rights during his arrest when he was killed last May. On Tuesday, Thomas Lane, J. Keung, Tou Thao, and Derek Chauvin, who is currently serving 22 ½ years for killing Floyd, appeared in a virtual court hearing with their lawyers. The federal indictment claims …

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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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DOJ Sues Texas Over Controversial Six-Week Abortion Ban

Merrick Garland

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday that it is pursuing a lawsuit against Texas over its newly implemented six-week abortion ban. The agency says that the law is unconstitutional. “It is settled constitutional law that ‘a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to …

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House Select Committee Issues First Round Of Record Requests

House Select Committee

The House Select Committee is digging deeper into its investigations of the deadly January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol by issuing record requests from various federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies, as well as communications within the White House. 🚨BREAKING: The Select Committee has issued its first round of demands …

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Capitol Officer Who Fatally Shot Ashli Babbitt Exonerated

Ashli Babbitt

The Capitol police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt during the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol has been exonerated after a lengthy investigation. The unnamed officer shot and killed Babbitt, 35, when she and a violent mob of President Donald Trump supporters forced their way into the Capitol in an attempt …

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Black Lives Matter Protestors Targeted By Trump’s DOJ

Black Lives Matter

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) released a report on Wednesday detailing the history of policing and describing how the Department of Justice (DOJ) under former President Donald Trump targeted Black Lives Matter protestors to interfere with last summer’s demonstrations. “We want to really show how the U.S. government has …

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Justice Department Launches Probe Into Phoenix Police Department

Merrick Garland, Kristen Clarke

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Civil Rights Division have announced that the Justice Department has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department (PhxPD). The investigation will see if the department engages in discriminatory policing, …

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Gov. Abbott’s Immigration Order

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott‘s controversial order prohibiting the ground transportation of migrants, ruling that it is likely to be found unconstitutional in a blow to Abbott’s immigration policy agenda. U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in the Western District of Texas also ruled that …

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