Justice Department

Trump’s Crackdown on RT Met by Media, NGO Silence

November 16, 2017

The Justice Department’s move forcing RT America to register as a foreign agent has received little to no criticism, or in some cases notice, from prominent media outlets and civil liberties groups. We speak to author and journalist Max Blumenthal

The Real Baltimore

September 14, 2017
The Justice Department has rejected federal charges for the six Baltimore officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. With Trump rolling back federal oversight, police veteran Neill Franklin says the push for justice and reform has to come from the local level

US Government Wants Online Data of Anti-Trump Protesters

August 17, 2017

In an unprecedented act, the Justice Department is seeking the personal internet information of 1.3 million visitors to www.disruptj20.org, an anti-Trump website that organized Inauguration Day protests

What Do We Know About Christopher Wray?

August 3, 2017

Newly confirmed FBI Director Christopher Wray is the most “patrician” and “Wall Street-oriented” lawyer that has ever held the position, says Tax Justice Network’s James Henry

Community Vets Consent Decree Monitors as New Indictments Handed Down in Major Police Corruption Case

July 7, 2017

Over a dozen applicants hoping to serve as a monitor for the city’s agreement with the justice department answered questions as new allegations surfaced against an allegedly corrupt gun unit

Trump Panel Demands Private Voter Info, Gets Backlash Instead

July 5, 2017

Author and journalist Ari Berman of The Nation says the Trump election commission’s request for voters’ personal information has sparked an unprecedented backlash — but the fight to protect voting rights is far from over

Civil Disobedience and Free Speech Tested by Prayer in Ferguson

February 12, 2016

Rev. Sekou, arrested while in protest and prayer after Michael Brown was shot and kIlled in Ferguson, was found not guilty of failing to obey police orders.

Federal Racial Profiling Guidelines

December 21, 2014
Incredible scale and racial concentration at the heart of how liberals built a prison America says Naomi Murakawa, the author of The First Civil Right, How Liberals Built Prison America

Data Collection Law on Excessive Force Shown Ineffective in the Past

December 16, 2014

The re-authorization of the federal law requiring data on police shootings due to “excessive force” did not produce any useful results last time around, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report.