Judge Blasts NYC And NYPD For Failing To Turn Over Evidence In Brutality Case
In a highly unusual step, a federal judge said that NYC’s failure to hand over evidence or investigate civil rights violations was so egregious she recommended an immediate end to the dispute in the alleged victim’s favor.
Trump's Justice Department Hasn’t Filed Any Civil Rights Act Lawsuits Backing State Government Workers
The Justice Department’s Employment Litigation Section hasn't filed any lawsuits under the Trump administration to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in cases to protect state and local government workers from discrimination. That’s a break from the last Republican and Democratic administrations.
What We Can Learn From The Activism Of "When We Rise"
Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, and Ken Jones came to activism at a time when the the gay movement, the women’s movement, and the civil rights movement were often on very different tracks. The ABC miniseries shows how they found common ground — and why that’s needed in 2017.
Education Civil Rights Advocates Fear "Horror Show" Under Trump
The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is bracing for change under the president-elect, who's previously talked about cutting the office. Many conservatives believe the agency has gone too far in pushing a progressive federal agenda on local community schools
15 Memorable Crime Stories We Published This Year
An exoneree trying to rebuild his life. A woman arrested for reporting her rape. Illegally imported execution drugs. The charismatic leader of a shady religious group. A cop accused of sexually assaulting a dozen women. A black man beaten in an Oakland Whole Foods. Bongs as the new banks. The mystery of an epidemic of murder in Detroit. Here are 15 of the most moving, unnerving, infuriating, revelatory, and memorable crime stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2015.