Justice Department Study to Explore Police Bias

Source: Melanie Eversley/USA Today At the end of a summer that has included several controversial and sometimes fatal confrontations between police and unarmed black people, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that his office is spearheading a study of potential law enforcement bias in five to-be-named cities. The fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., which …

President Obama Issues Executive Order Outlawing Employment Discrimination Against Gay, Transgender Americans

Source: NEDRA PICKLER/Associated Press via Tulsa World WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama declared at a White House …