Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson pushed to settle the case, which was filed during Bill Clinton’s presidency. About 100 black agents alleged that Secret Service fostered a racist culture and routinely promoted white agents over more qualified African Americans.
New Orleans spends more to administer its bail system than it earns in revenue from bail, fines and fees—with a devastating impact on the city’s poorest residents, most of them African-American, according to a study released Tuesday by the Vera Institute of Justice.
Conventional wisdom suggests that African-Americans have lost their trust in police as a result of viral videos of deadly interactions between officers and black citizens. But an analysis of citizen complaints and civil lawsuits in the District of Columbia asserts that trust has been destroyed in personal experiences with cops. “It made me hate the police,” said a woman involved in one troubling incident.
The Restorative Justice Community Court in Cook County will give 18- to 26-year-olds charged with nonviolent crimes an opportunity to work in the community and to avoid a criminal record. The court opens amid new research on the impulsiveness of young adults.
Jackie Lacey must make tough decisions about whether to charge Los Angeles cops in controversial shootings of black citizens. At the same time, she faces pressure from African Americans to do the right thing on behalf of her race.
The federal government has allowed four groups at the forefront of the white nationalist movement to register as charities and raise nearly $8 million in tax-deductible donations over the past decade. The groups have benevolent-sounding names such as the National Policy Institute and New Century Foundation.
The incident began when Jacqueline Craig, who is black, called police to report that a white man had assaulted her 7-year-old son after accusing the boy of littering. Tempers flared after a cop arrived, and the white Fort Worth police officer arrested Craig and two of her daughters. The officer has been placed on restricted duty.
Federal jurors deliberated less than two hours. The same jury will return on Jan. 3 to consider whether Roof should be sentenced to death for killing nine black members of Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.
Black inmates serve an average of 80 more days than white inmates for the same crime, a New York Times analysis shows. Parole board members are mostly white, with law enforcement backgrounds, having little in common with black and Latino inmates. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation of racial bias in the corrections system.