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Sessions' Move to Block Reform Just One Example of Policing's Immense Political Power

Sessions’ Move to Block Reform: Just one Example of Policing’s Immense Political Power

November 20, 2018

A last second order signed by the former Attorney General to rollback the DOJ’s police oversight efforts is just one of a myriad of roadblocks to reform in a country where police unions and special laws make holding cops accountable nearly impossible

Mueller Panic Overshadows Jeff Sessions’ Final Attack on Police Oversight, People of Color

Mueller Panic Overshadows Jeff Sessions’ Final Attack on Police Oversight, People of Color

November 17, 2018

Amid concern over what Jeff Sessions’ ouster could mean for the Mueller probe, there is very little outcry over Sessions’ last-minute move to gut federal oversight of police forces accused of abuses. We speak to ProPublica’s Ian MacDougall and veteran Baltimore attorney Billy Murphy. “This emboldens police brutality,” Murphy warns

Trump's Firing of Jeff Sessions Sparks Marches for Mueller

Trump’s Firing of Sessions: Is the Presidency Above the Law?

November 10, 2018

People across the country are sounding the alarm over Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the temporary appointment of Matt Whitaker, a perceived Trump loyalist and a Russia probe critic. Robert Weissmann of Public Citizen discusses Thursday’s protests across the country and whether Robert Mueller is under threat.

America Is on the Road to Becoming a Fascist State

America Is on the Road to Becoming a Fascist State

October 7, 2018

By Robert Scheer / Truthdig. In a compelling essay for The New York Review of Books this month, Christopher R. Browning, a leading historian of the Holocaust and Nazism, outlines the frightening parallels between the United States and the Weimar Republic. “No matter how and when the Trump presidency ends,” he writes, “the specter of…

A Once Silent Crisis is Now a Deafening Cry

June 27, 2018
Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents and holding them in cages is sparking a wave of public outrage

Trump Administration Defends Separating Migrant Children from Parents

June 15, 2018

People across the country are protesting the new policy which Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended by citing a Bible verse previously used to justify slavery

What Real Criminal Justice Reform Looks Like

October 18, 2017

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor talks to Van Jones, Ben Jealous, and Eddie Conway about poverty, unemployment, violence, police accountability and the 2018 Maryland governor’s race

Sessions Faces Russia Questions, But Are Democrats Next?

October 18, 2017

In a Senate hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was grilled yet again on Russia and other issues. Meanwhile, a new Russia-tied investigation has emerged, but this time it involves the Obama administration