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Justice Department to Kill Harsh Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Non-Violent Drug...

AFRICANGLOBE - The mandatory minimum sentences Holder wants to change have been part of the devastating war on drugs waged over the past four decades. They have helped lead to large numbers of Black men being locked up in jail for long periods of time for non-violent drug offences

‘Justice for Trayvon’ Rallies Draw Thousands Across America

AFRICANGLOBE - Thousands gathered Saturday at rallies in more than 100 cities nationwide to remember Trayvon Martin, to press for federal civil rights charges against the man who shot him, and to attack stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

George Zimmerman’s Business With the Courts May Not Be Over

AFRICANGLOBE - George Zimmerman's business with the criminal court in Florida may be done, but a federal civil rights investigation remains open, and legal experts say he could face a civil suit.

New Troubles for the Obama Administration

AFRICANGLOBE - The Justice Department's investigation and surveillance of the Associated Press and Fox News have led to perhaps the most sustained wave of criticism for the Obama administration's media policies since the president took office.

Mississippi Accused of Running School – to Prison Operation for Black...

Officials in east Mississippi operate a “school-to-prison pipeline” that incarcerates students for disciplinary infractions as minor as dress code violations with a policy that...

U.S. Justice Department to Sue Florida Over Voter Purge

In the latest volley in the ongoing battle over Florida voter lists, the Justice Department has sent a letter stating it will take legal...

New Orleans Cops Involved In Post-Katrina Murders Face Decades In Prison

A federal judge sentenced five former police officers to years in prison for the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge in the days...

Feds, Grand Jury to Investigate Trayvon Martin’s Murder

Federal and local prosecutors are launching parallel investigations into the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black teen by a self appointed "neighborhood watch captain"...