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Trump’s Attorney General Pick Once Sent Thousands Of Haitians To Guantanamo...

AFRICANGLOBE - In the 1990s, William Barr, Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, oversaw a program that sent some 12,000 Haitian asylum seekers to Guantanamo Bay, effectively creating what one detractor called "the world's first HIV detention camp." After operating for about 18 months, the detention system was forcibly ended by a judge in 1993, but Barr defended the practice as recently as 2001.

White Supremacist Jeff Sessions Issues Directive Not To Close Private Prisons

AFRICANGLOBE - White supremacist Attorney General Jeff Sessions has revoked a directive established during the Obama administration about phasing out the use of private prisons.

Notorious White Supremacist Jeff Sessions Confirmed As US Attorney General

AFRICANGLOBE - The US Senate confirmed Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday, despite fierce debate about his civil rights record. On Tuesday night, it turned ugly. Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sternly rebuked Democrat Elizabeth Warren for reading a letter written by the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. that criticized Sessions's civil rights record. In 1986, Coretta Scott King wrote a letter to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging senators to reject Sessions's nomination as a federal judge. "Mr Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by Black citizens," King wrote.

11 Reasons Why Jeff Sessions Should Never Be Attorney General

AFRICANGLOBE - During his decade as a federal prosecutor in Alabama — a state with an dark history of racism and voter suppression — Jeff Sessions embarked on a witch hunt targeting civil rights workers who were registering elderly Black voters and helping them get absentee ballots. He unsuccessfully charged three organizers, including a former aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with so many counts of voter fraud that they would have served 100 year sentences if convicted.

Trump Just Picked Notorious Racist Jeff Sessions To Become Attorney General

AFRICANGLOBE - Back in the mid-1980s, when Sessions was a U.S. attorney, Reagan nominated him to become a federal judge. But during the nomination process, allegations emerged that Sessions had called a Black attorney “boy”; that he suggested a white civil rights lawyer was a race traitor; that he joked he liked the Ku Klux Klan until he found out they smoked marijuana; and that he referred to civil rights groups as “un-American” organizations trying to “force civil rights down the throats of people who were trying to put problems behind them.”

Fifty Years Later, Reassessing The March On Washington

AFRICANGLOBE - There’s a bizarre dissonance that comes with watching the first Black Attorney General give a speech to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and recognizing that the themes of his speech might have fit well with those given at the original march, in 1963.
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