DOJ

Prosecutors of Dirty Cops On Defending Citizens From Rogue Law Enforcement

February 25, 2018

U.S. Attorneys Leo Wise and Derek Hines talk about their prosecution of Baltimore’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force

Public Demands Consent Decree Monitoring Team Get Out of the Seats and Into the Streets

November 30, 2017

Citizens express frustration at the first public meeting of the team set up to oversee the agreement between the Department of Justice and the Baltimore Police Department

Van Driver Previously Charged with Freddie Gray’s Murder Faces Disciplinary Trial

October 30, 2017

Caesar Goodson is the first of the officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death to face a police disciplinary trial

US Politics

September 13, 2017
The US Justice Department and FBI are scrutinizing the Russian state-owned Sputnik and RT networks as potential ‘foreign agents’, raising questions of press freedom, says independent journalist Alyona Minkovski

Baltimore Community Members Raise Concerns about DOJ’s Next Steps

September 9, 2016

Activists, legal experts, and victims of police brutality at the Elijah Cummings-hosted town hall say the recommendations in the Department of Justice’s report on the Baltimore police department don’t go far enough

Mass Incarceration, Solitary Confinement and Prisoners Rights

August 23, 2016
University of Maryland Law Professor Doug Colbert says the long overdue move by the Department of Justice could help overturn punitive pretrial detention measures nationwide

DOJ Ending Use of Private Prisons: Will Decarceration Follow?

August 18, 2016

Truthout’s Maya Schenwar says the announcement won’t affect federal immigration detention centers or state prisons

DOJ Misses Another Opportunity to Go After Banks

December 21, 2014

Bill Black: Obama administration quietly gave a $57 million award to a whistleblower regarding the Countrywide and Bank of America mortgage scandal

Documents in JPMorgan settlement reveal how every large bank in U.S. has committed mortgage fraud

November 26, 2013

Bill Black: Justice Dept.’s failure to understand pervasive schemes of fraud in financial industry obstructs meaningful prosecution of banks

Drug Wars

September 11, 2013
Neil Franklin: Despite opposition from police and prison guard unions, Attorney General Eric Holder won’t go after Colorado and Washington for legalizing marijuana for recreational use