fix articles 25572, civil rights division
107 More Groups Oppose Neil Gorsuch (tags)
107 women's, labor, civil rights, abolition of death penalty, gay and other groups join the mass movement opposing Neil Gorsuch
Opening the Box: Sarah Shourd on Herman Wallace, CA Hunger Strikers & Solitary Confinement (tags)
Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 has been transferred out of solitary confinement, as Louisiana’s Hunt prison reduced his classification from maximum to medium security. Herman is now staying at the prison hospital in a 10-bunk dorm, with access to a day room, and does not have to wear leg irons anymore. While celebrating the more human conditions, Herman and the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3 emphasize that the transfer from solitary is not enough. They are asking folks to continue supporting Amnesty International’s call for humane release.
Zimmerman’s Acquittal and the Call for a New Civil Rights Movement (tags)
George Zimmerman has been found innocent of both second-degree murder and manslaughter for the killing of Trayvon Martin. In spite of Zimmerman’s history as a neighborhood watchman employing racial profiling; in spite of the fact that he was armed with a gun and Trayvon was not; in spite of the fact that he stalked Trayvon in a way that anyone would find threatening; in spite of his recorded menacing comments about “f…king punks,” that “these assholes always get away”; and in spite of his defiance of a 911 operator who told him he did not need to follow Trayvon, Zimmerman is free.
Police and prosecutors failed us in Debra Milke case (tags)
This isn't an isolated incident, Arizona cops have been framing people for murder base on coerced confessions for as long back as the Buddhist Tempe Murders when they coerced confessions from the Tucson kids. Well at least that is as far as I can remember. I am sure the have been framing people from before I was born.
Thomas Perez: Obama's Labor Secretary Choice (tags)
Stand Your Ground Laws Legalize Murder (tags)
Los Angeles Superior Court - Widespread Corruption and Refusal of US DOJ to Take Action (tags)
The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, is the largest county court in the United States, with over 400 judges, serving the most populous county in the United States, with over 10 million residents. Official, expert, and media reports have documented widespread corruption of the court for over a decade, and consistent refusal of the US government to take action.
Confronting Human Rights Abuses in US Prisons --an interview with Bret Grote of HRC/Fed Up (tags)
Bret Grote is an investigator and organizer with Human Rights Coalition/Fed Up!, a prisoner rights/prison abolitionist organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. HRC/Fed Up! is documenting human rights abuses in Pennsylvania prisons, and using this documentation to fight back. For more information: http://www.thomasmertoncenter.org/fedup/
Another So.Cal Police Officer Sentenced In the wake of Rampart corruption scandal (tags)
The robbery teams usually consisted of multiple sworn police officers in uniform or displaying a official police badge, who would gain access to the residence by falsely telling any occupants that they were police officers and that they were conducting a legitimate search for drugs or drug dealers. Victims often were violently restrained, threatened or assaulted during the search.
Los Angeles, Long Beach And Other Police Officers Found Guilty Of Home Invasion Robberies (tags)
These defendants, who were sworn to serve and protect the people of Los Angeles, went from enforcing the law to breaking the law,” said Grace Chung Becker, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.
The Probate Murders (tags)
From The American's Bulletin--The War on the Vulnerable Through Our Courts
Fremont PD Attack and Arrest 6 Anti-Minutemen Protesters on July 28th! (tags)
Tell the Fremont Police Department that the whole world is watching!
Martin Luther King Murder Document (tags)
The Brother of James Earl Ray Links the CIA to the Murder of Martin L. King, and Details His Abuse at the Hands of the FBI and Justice system
WED. Victim of exLAPD Officer on-duty Sexual Battery to Urge Judge for Full Jail Time (tags)
For the first time, Ms. H, the victim of a criminal sexual battery by ex-L.A.P.D. Officer, Michael Kapalungan, will make her Victim Impact Statement to the court and urge the maximum sentence for Kapalungan who was convicted on February 9, 2005 of four counts of misdemeanor sexual battery.
Brutality starts at home (tags)
US President George W Bush condemned the incidents of Iraq prison abuse and those who perpetrated them, saying: "That's not the way we do things in America." But unfortunately, that's not quite true.
Dangerous New Law Targets Women's Rights (tags)
Eight days in May Birmingham and the struggle for civil rights (tags)
The eight days between May 2 and May 10, 1963, when thousands of school children in Birmingham, Ala., defied the fire hoses and police dogs of Eugene “Bull” Connor, marked a turning point in the civil rights movement.
Riverside District Attorney not to prosecute officer who shot Dante Meniefield (tags)
Throughout its history, the Riverside County District Attorney's office has never prosecuted a law enforcement officer for an on-duty shooting. Yesterday, prosecutors decided to keep that streak intact by deciding not to file criminal charges against Moreno Valley Police Department officer Robert Marks for killing an unarmed man with his hands up.
Riverside Sheriffs Dept sees no criminal wrongdoing in Meniefield shooting (tags)
Riverside Sheriff's Department has decided not to recommend that charges be filed against Robert Marks for the fatal shooting of Dante Meniefield.