In the division's earliest days, it prosecuted the case of three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in 1964, and helped investigate the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers. One of its earliest leaders, John Doar, put his life on the line to single-handedly stop a riot in Jackson, Mississippi, after the assassination of Evers in 1963, and he personally escorted James Meredith during his repeated attempts to register as the first Black student at the University of Mississippi. Doar's successor, Stephen Pollak, aggressively worked to implement the Fair Housing Act to fight segregation. Throughout the decades, the division has been a leader on voting rights, school desegregation, housing discrimination, lending discrimination and race discrimination cases. … [Read more...] about What Trump has done to the Justice Department’s civil rights division is a disgrace
Voting rights during the civil rights movement
Eight years later to the day – the March on Washington. Americans of all races demanding jobs and freedom, with powerful women playing a crucial role behind the scenes. … [Read more...] about The Power Of August: Transformative Moments Throughout American Civil Rights History
Advocates of Persky’s recall contend he has shown a pattern of bias in favor of athletes and privileged white defendants in other sex-crime cases. His supporters dispute that contention, and it was rejected by the state Commission on Judicial Performance, which has the power to reprimand or remove judges from office for ethical violations, after an ethics investigation. But in the minds of much of the public, the Turner case has come to symbolize judicial collaboration in the sexual exploitation that gave rise to the #MeToo movement. … [Read more...] about Fate of Judge Persky, symbol within #MeToo movement, heads to voters
Crime would certainly increase without police in CHAZ. That would inevitably lead owners of stores, restaurants, other businesses and many residents to move out. Who would want to live in a neighborhood where you couldn’t call the police if your store was being looted, your house was burning down, or a member of your family was being robbed or attacked? … [Read more...] about Indiana AG Curtis Hill: CHAZ and Seattle – a modest proposal worth considering
America’s non-white immigrant communities have come here to escape terror and seek economic opportunities, and many of them have sacrificed so much to build this new life. To a certain extent, they have been sold a false bill of goods that neglected to mention the surgical precision of America’s racial oppression, but they refuse to give up on their vision of America that believes in a universality of freedom and equality regardless of race, religion or gender. … [Read more...] about I’m Young, Black, and Male. I Live in Fear of a Trump Presidency.