The Details in the US Justice Department’s lawsuit against Ferguson are harrowing

Source: Mark Abadi/Business Insider The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is suing the city of Ferguson, Missouri, in an effort to end an allegedly longstanding pattern of unconstitutional policing. In the lawsuit filed on Wednesday— 18 months after the shooting of Michael Brown ignited a firestorm of protest — the department argues that Ferguson’s police and court systems routinely violate the civil rights of the …

Lawsuits claim Albemarle County officer targeted black people

Source: WRIC Newsroom An Albemarle County police officer is facing lawsuits from six different people who claim he broke the law. The people say they were targeted by the officer because they are black. The lawsuits claim that officer Andrew Holmes illegally stopped people, detained them and searched their property. In one complaint, two men say officer Holmes forced them out …

THREE RIVERS HISTORY: Simmons was ‘most feared’ black man in Oklahoma

Source: Jonita Mullins/ Muskogee Phoenix Without a doubt, the “most feared” African American man during Oklahoma’s territorial days would have been U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves. The legendary lawman had few equals in law enforcement on the wild frontier. But another African American who called Muskogee home has been described as the “most feared black man in Oklahoma.” This was …

Scalia’s Replacement Should be an African-American Woman

Source: Debbie Hines/Legal Speaks With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, President Obama has a chance to make a lasting legacy upon the Supreme Court of the United States.  The Supreme Court is now split with four conservatives and four liberals.  With a lifetime appointment, there is an opportunity to impact our country for generations.  And I urge …