Showing posts with label Us Department of Justice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Us Department of Justice. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

NAACP and ADL to meet with AG Garland to discuss the spread of white supremacy

In the wake of the terrible tragedy in Buffalo, the NAACP and ADL are convening a meeting with AG Garland this Friday. The meeting will focus on the spread of white supremacy across social media platforms and hate crimes tearing through Black communities across America.

The NAACP and ADL have also invited representatives from the following organizations to attend Friday's meeting with AG Merrick Garland:

  • Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

  • National Council of Negro Women

  • National Urban League

  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

  • National Action Network

  • Legal Defense Fund

  • The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Congressional Black Caucus rips DOJ decision on police program

Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) ripped the Trump administration's move on Friday to roll back an Obama-era program that oversees and rates how police officers work with members of the communities they serve. The move was made just hours after a St. Louis cop was found not guilty in the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith

“This is yet another example of what the black community has to lose under this administration," Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) said in a statement.

“This decision is wrong, reckless, insensitive, and immature. It also further divides police departments and communities – rich and poor, black and white," Richmond said.

“In the midst of protests in St. Louis, Mo., in response to the acquittal of a cop who killed a 24-year-old African-American man, the Trump Justice Department is gutting an important federal program that is focused on restoring trust between communities and police departments and monitoring progress in this area," Richmond added.

The Department of Justice announced changes Friday targeting the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance.

The initiative was created under former President Barack Obama and allowed police departments and cities to seek federal help on various issues, including police shootings and alleged brutality.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Holder: Obama to dramatically expand drug clemency

President Barack Obama is preparing to make much broader use of his power to grant commutations to non-violent drug convicts who have served long sentences, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video released Monday. Watch that video below: