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The Department of Justice today kicked off a two-day national summit on reducing violence and strengthening communities

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The Department of Justice Tuesday kicked off a two-day national summit on reducing violence and strengthening communities. The summit convenes more than 500...

The 10 people killed are tragic, new victims of the under-regulated access to guns and weapons of war in the U.S. still sanction

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Each day, EJI publishes a short account about our nation’s long history of racial injustice and the violence and terror of our past that continues to...

Jeremy Gibson, 31, a former officer with the Muncie Police Department, in Muncie, Indiana, pleaded guilty

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Jeremy Gibson, 31, a former officer with the Muncie Police Department, in Muncie, Indiana, pleaded guilty Friday to civil rights and obstruction charges....

The Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed on Tuesday that another man was killed in a state prison.

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The Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed on Tuesday that another man was killed in a state prison. At least seven people living in ADOC custody have...

Anthony Dixon was wrongly convicted of a rape and robbery

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In 1995, Anthony Dixon was wrongly convicted of a rape and robbery that had occurred two years prior at a motel in Harrisonville, Missouri.

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Arizona plans to execute Clarence Dixon, 66, on Wednesday,

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Arizona plans to execute Clarence Dixon, 66, on Wednesday, even though he is blind, physically frail, and has a documented history of severe mental illness....

police data transparency for accountability

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Police officers are the most visible manifestation of the criminal legal system and have a profound impact on the lives of millions of people every year. For...

men must leave the sidelines in this national reproductive rights emergency.

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“It’s on us to listen, to speak out, and to take action. Not because women are our mothers, sisters, wives or friends—but because women are people. And all people...

Many Americans have seen the video of officer Schurr on top of Lyoya, just before he shoots him dead—with a bullet to the back o

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On Thursday, in a conversation with Black Star News publisher, Milton Allimadi, we talked about the police penchant to lie, particularly in cases where they kill or...

March 1991 tape of Los Angeles Police officers fracturing Rodney King’s skull

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Whatever horror I felt watching the March 1991 tape of Los Angeles Police officers fracturing Rodney King’s skull, breaking his teeth and bones and causing...

ndictment charging Jordan Patrick Leahy, 29, with committing hate crimes for his racially-motivated attack on a Black man

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Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Roger Handberg for the Middle District of Florida announced today that a...

Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Congolese immigrant, is killed by Christopher Schurr, a Grand Rapids police officer,

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The horrific death of Patrick Lyoya at the hands of a Grand Rapids police officer was not just preventable, it was predictable. GRPD has a long history of racist...

Children held in DJJ facilities are routinely subjected to violence, months-long isolation in solitary confinement, and a lack o

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SOUTH CAROLINA – A new NAACP lawsuit filed Wednesday in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina alleges horrific living...

The Justice Department found that the Mississippi Department of Corrections “allows widespread violence to occur at Parchman”

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The Justice Department announced last week that it uncovered unconstitutionally dangerous conditions at Mississippi State Prison at Parchman, the state’s oldest and...

Virginia Prisons denying Muslim man Ramadan meal observance

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Baskerville, VA — With the end of Ramadan fast approaching, Dwayne Law, Jr.—a Muslim man incarcerated at a state prison in Baskerville, VA—filed an emergency...

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