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Jun 10 2020
The Civil Rights Act of 2020
There are images of police officers joining protesters in dancing the Cupid shuffle, taking knees and hugging little girls.
There have been images of members of Congress donning kente cloth stoles, Joe Biden taking a knee and Mitt Romney marching with protesters.
There have been images of a rainbow of races and ethnicities marching through streets with Black Lives Matter postersCharles Blow
Mar 08 2023
DOJ issues scathing civil rights report on Louisville police
The Justice Department (DOJ) has completed its investigation into the Louisville Metro Police Department, finding that the department and the local government have engaged in a pattern of behavior that deprives people of their rights. The DOJ issued a scathing report on Wednesday that said the police department and Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government have regularly used excessiveThe Hill
Mar 09 2023
Biden Wants to Increase DOJ Civil Rights Division Budget by $62 Million
President Joe Biden’s proposed 2024 budget calls for investing huge sums of money into the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division—the same division disproportionately targeting pro-life activists with Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act charges as a response to the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
The proposed budget increase is framed as reinvigorating federal civil rightsThe Daily Signal
Mar 05 2023
Google releases civil rights review, caving to years of pressure
Google released an audit Friday examining how its services and policies impact civil rights and racial equity, following years of pressure from advocates and Democratic lawmakers for such a review.
The disclosure came hours after The Washington Post revealed that the tech giant had hired a prominent law firm to undertake it. The company uploaded the audit without fanfare in an update toWashington Post
Mar 14 2023
Ex-Clayton County sheriff headed to prison after conviction on civil rights abuses
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia sheriff convicted of violating the civil rights of people in his custody by unnecessarily strapping them into restraint chairs was sentenced Tuesday to serve a year and a half in prison. A jury in October convicted Victor Hill — who was sheriff of Clayton County, just south of Atlanta — on six of seven federal charges. Prosecutors had asked for a sentence ofCBS News (Online)
Mar 14 2023
Ex-Georgia sheriff, self-proclaimed crimefighter, sentenced to federal prison on civil rights conviction
A judge sentenced a former Georgia sheriff to 18 months in federal prison Tuesday following a conviction for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of detainees at the county jail. In addition to the year and half behind bars, U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross sentenced former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill to six years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. "ThisFox News (Online News)
Mar 09 2023
Biden says DOJ’s scathing civil rights report on Louisville police was ‘long overdue’
President Biden on Thursday said that the scathing report the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued about the investigation into the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) was “long overdue.”
The report released on Wednesday found that the police department and the local government had engaged in a pattern of discriminatory behavior against Black citizens.
“Cops need help. There’The Hill
Mar 05 2023
Biden makes unproven claim that he was a civil rights activist during Selma speech
President Biden on Sunday remarked that he was involved in the civil rights movement during a speech in Selma, Alabama – a claim that remains unproven. The president visited the historic city to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" march, a pivotal moment of the 1960s civil rights movement. "I was a student up north in the civil rights movement," Biden said to the crowd. "IFox News (Online News)
Feb 15 2023
Feds open civil rights probe after deputies shoot Black man
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday it is investigating possible civil rights violations by a Mississippi sheriff’s department after a drug raid last month left a Black man with a bullet wound to the face. There is a stark discrepancy in how police say the Jan. 24 incident unfolded and what lawyers for the family of Michael Corey Jenkins say occurred. The lawyersThe Seattle Times