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Department of Justice targets racism in police forces

WASHINGTON — New reports about four police officers in Fort Lauderdale exchanging racially offensive text messages and a video that showed President Barack Obama with gold teeth could prove to be the latest test for how the Justice Department polices the nation’s local law enforcement agencies. In the past five years the Justice Department has Read More…

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Ferguson’s ugly, racist emails released

The racist and offensive emails that resulted in three Ferguson, Missouri, city employees either resigning or being fired have been released. The exchanges between the city’s top court clerk and two police officers were discovered during a U.S. Justice Department investigation of racial prejudice in the city’s police and judicial system. The emails — which Read More…

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Republicans are keeping Holder in attorney general’s post

WASHINGTON — There was a time when Republicans were eager to have Eric Holder gone from the Justice Department. That time isn’t now. GOP lawmakers began calling for the attorney general’s resignation as early as 2011, and they even held him in contempt of Congress a year later. Nowadays the issue keeping Holder in office Read More…