Early Friday morning, the president tweeted about the Minneapolis protests, threatening to send in the military and declaring "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." That's a phrase that appears to have been coined in 1967 by a controversial Miami police chief who bragged that his department didn't mind "being accused of police brutality" -- although Trump said later Friday he didn't know the phrase's origins and hadn't meant it as a threat. … [Read more...] about As rage over killings of black Americans sweeps nation, DOJ has all but abandoned broad police investigations
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It’s not always any different in the Trump administration, except that Barr has used his tenure to intercede in places that an attorney general does not belong. He editorially misconstrued the Mueller Report in the president’s favor; he demanded that subordinates dismiss the Michael Flynn indictment; and he directed his prosecutors to reduce the sentencing request for Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneMatt Gaetz, Roger Stone back far-right activist Laura Loomer in congressional bid Barr: The left 'believes in tearing down the system' New HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp' MORE. In the cases of Flynn and Stone, both former Trump associates convicted of lying in official inquiries to help the president, Barr interceded in court proceedings over the objection of line prosecutors. And Barr probably didn’t take those actions because he thought they were in the interest of the country. … [Read more...] about How would a Biden Justice Department be different?
Anderson worked at the university from the mid-1960s through 2003. He died in 2008. Campus police began investigating him in 2018 after a former student-athlete wrote to athletic director Warde Manuel. The university has acknowledged some employees were aware of accusations against Anderson before then. … [Read more...] about Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlements
“The CBS and 21CP Solutions partnership is a first-of-its kind effort that will provide CBS and its writers with technical advice, based on the historical and current truths and realities of policing, as well as contemporary efforts to transform policing and reimagine public safety,” he said. … [Read more...] about CBS Studios hires police-reform advisors to work on cop, legal dramas
Harris went to Howard University in Washington, D.C., a historically Black university, where she majored in political science and economics. She graduated in 1986 and returned to the Bay Area. In 1989, she received her law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. She passed the bar exam in 1990. … [Read more...] about 10 things to know about Kamala Harris and her Bay Area background