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U.S. Justice Department Sues Ferguson, Mo., to Force Police Reform

article by Stephan A. Crockett, Jr. via theroot.com

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice has filed a federal lawsuit against Ferguson, Mo., after the City Council voted Tuesday to change the terms of a deal that would have brought sweeping changes to the city’s embattled Police Department. 294 more words


Justice Department sues city of Ferguson to force police reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand, given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. 928 more words


Kansas student newspaper sues administrators

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – The student newspaper at the University of Kansas has filed a federal lawsuit accusing university administrators of approving funding cuts to the newspaper that were enacted after an editorial critical of the student senate. 94 more words


Toyota To Pay $22M To Settle Discrimination Allegations

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A settlement resolving allegations that Torrance-based Toyota Motor Credit Corp. discriminated against black and Asian/Pacific Islander borrowers in auto lending was announced Tuesday by the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 279 more words


Playboy Playmates Pick A Nit

A gaggle of Playboy Playmates – is it gaggle or herd? – are suing New York-area strip clubs for using their likenesses without permission. Apparently, the models are offended they have been associated with strippers. 216 more words


Planned Parenthood sues activists who made undercover videos

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. (AP) – Planned Parenthood filed a federal court lawsuit Thursday alleging extensive criminal misconduct by the anti-abortion activists who produced undercover videos targeting the handling of fetal tissue at some Planned Parenthood clinics. 515 more words

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Lawsuit accuses Minneapolis PD of excessive force at 4th Precinct protests

Two women say Minneapolis police officers used excessive force against them during protests outside the Fourth Precinct, and filed a federal lawsuit against the city seeking compensation. 386 more words