Department of Justice
Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates.
The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it found that Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at two stations in the Antelope Valley have engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional stops, searches, seizures and excessive force targeting African-Americans and Latinos.
A Riverside County nurse who pleaded guilty after being caught by federal investigators in a child pornography sting was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday.
State lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would provide more money for a state program that confiscates guns from felons, those deemed mentally unstable and others who are prohibited from owning them.
Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein are calling for a federal investigation into whether or not big oil companies are manipulating the high prices at the pump.
It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?
Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.
Several Los Angeles-area gang members are among eight people indicted on sex trafficking charges for allegedly prostituting teen girls, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.
There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.
Pennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states’ electorate.
Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.