Tag: justice-department

Justice Planning Partisan Intelligence Briefing BEFORE Fake Briefing

The White House now says it is working to facilitate a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to review classified documents on the Russia investigation on Thursday with only Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy. White House spokesman Raj Shah said late Wednesday that, “Congressional leadership has requested the bipartisan Gang of 8 meeting be scheduled…

DOJ: Baltimore PD Violated Rights [VIDEO]

A new report from the Department of Justice set to be released on Wednesday finds that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated civil rights. The department disproportionately targeted black residents in poor neighborhoods in the city. In one instance “supervisors have issued explicitly discriminatory orders, such as directing a shift to arrest ‘all the black…

DOJ Sues City of Ferguson [VIDEO]

After the Ferguson City Council voted yesterday to amend the consent decree on local police reforms it had negotiated with the Department of Justice, the federal agency sued the city. “The Department of Justice will take the necessary legal actions to ensure that Ferguson’s policing and court practices comply with the Constitution and relevant federal…

DOJ Opens Probe into Freddie Gray Death [VIDEO]

Protestors chanted “no justice, no peace” Tuesday night as they demanded answers for why Freddie Gray, 25-year-old, died Sunday apparently of injuries he suffered while in police custody. They promise to return Wednesday, and to take their grievances to City Hall on Thursday. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice will open an inquiry into Gray’s…

Bank of America to Pay $16.5B Fine

The long-awaited deal between the Justice Department and Bank of America over mortgage securities could be announced as early as Thursday and is now expected to cost the bank at least $16.5 billion. Part of the deal will be $9 billion in cash to the DOJ, and the rest would go for assistance to homeowners.…

Holder: Justice Department Will Contest Texas Redistricting – Wants court order forcing Texas to clear voting-rights changes with feds.

Holder wants court order forcing Texas to clear voting-rights changes with feds. Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling in late June that weakened the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will use what’s left of the law to go after what it considers discriminatory practices. And the first target will be…