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Trump Administration’s Attack on Civil Rights Legislation Featured Politics 

Trump Administration’s Attack on Civil Rights Legislation

United States (ProPublica) – For decades, the Department of Justice has used court-enforced agreements to protect civil rights, successfully desegregating school systems, reforming police departments, ensuring access for the disabled and defending the religious. Now, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ appears to be turning away from this storied tool, called consent decrees. Top officials in the DOJ civil rights division have issued verbal instructions through the ranks to seek settlements without consent decrees — which would result in no continuing court oversight. The move is just one part of a move by the Trump administration to limit Read More

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Could DAPL Cops Be Ticking Time Bombs Without Psych Evaluation’s? Featured 

Could DAPL Cops Be Ticking Time Bombs Without Psych Evaluation’s?

 US (Greed)— Of all the talk, debate, and observations over the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), there’s one thing I find absent. We’ve all talked about militarized police operations, whatever our stance is. Very few, if anyone seems focused on what happens to officers after policing DAPL. What are the psychological ramifications of participating in such an unusually prolonged display of force and violence? Who were the deployed officers, and how experienced were they? Are there risks to returning them to “everyday community policing” without evaluation? Though routine policing isn’t as dangerous as some let on, it’s Read More

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