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The susceptibility of even celebrated black men to be hauled off when there's even the slightest suspicion -- mistaken or otherwise -- of criminal wrongdoing has left many police officials red-faced with embarrassment when they realized their goof. This was the case with Blake.
WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that he has given U.S. Attorneys a 90-day
The best and most effective way to insure officer safety is still to strengthen proactive, positive police community dialogue, outreach and engagement. The Brown and Garner families and their supporters echoed that when they took great pains to repeat that the goal of protests was never anti-police but anti-police abuse.
Diallo's death touched off a national uproar, and on Thursday, Reid and Holder noted that things hardly seem to have progressed
Why did the grand jury take it upon themselves to sort out the witness conclusively? The point of a grand jury is only to determine if probable cause of a crime, a very low legal hurdle, exists. If it does, they return an indictment and the case goes to trial for resolution.
On March 22, 1991, a visibly shaken and angered President George H.W. Bush said he was "sickened and outraged" by what he saw on television. That was the beating of black motorist Rodney King by a swarm of LAPD cops.
The GOP's dogged vow to hamstring Obama with the tag of a go-it-his-way president and further straightjacket his presidency poses the real likelihood that Lynch could be on the GOP's hot seat. If so, the issue again will not be Lynch, but Obama.
The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.
Louie Gohmert and Eric Holder don't get along. Recently, Gohmert recalled the time that Holder told him, "don't go there, buddy".
Channeling former Attorney General John Ashcroft's 2003 edict to deny bond to Haitian refugees, ICE lawyers in immigration courts are arguing for "no bond" orders against mothers and children fleeing gang violence, poverty and chaos in Central America.
While units of financial institutions have agreed to plead guilty to breaking U.S. criminal laws, such agreements have usually
The majority of those who deal and use crack cocaine and other drugs weren't violence-prone gang members, but poor and increasingly female, young blacks. They clearly needed treatment not long prison stretches.
Under Operation Choke Point, the FDIC has warned banks against working with firms that defraud people. Working with fraudsters
The hard reality is that whether it's an Obama or a Holder or a Davis or Martin, the lines are hopelessly blurred in the eyes of many who still see them not as a law abiding citizen but a thug, deviant, and societal menace.
Dogged by controversy and seemingly unfocused for most of his tenure, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. is surprising both supporters
U.S. treasury and law enforcement agencies will soon issue regulations opening banking services to state-sanctioned marijuana businesses even though cannabis remains classified an illegal narcotic under federal law, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday.
Jan 23 (Reuters) - U.S. treasury and law enforcement agencies will soon issue regulations opening banking services to state
The subject under the microscope today is marijuana, and (in particular) the federal government's views and actions towards this issue.
The scuttlebutt is that Attorney General Eric Holder is poised to say what has long been obvious to anyone who has the faintest notion about how the wildly failed, flawed war on drugs has been waged for three decades.
Holder: 'Incarceration Is Used To Punish' Not 'To Warehouse & To Forget'