New racial profiling guidelines being announced by the Obama administration would restrict the ability of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to take into account religion, national origin and other characteristics during investigations. But they would exempt agents from the Department of Homeland Security who do border checks and screen passengers at airports, according to a U.S. official familiar with the plans.
Holder described it as one of “several recent incidents that have tested the sense of trust that must exist between law enforcement and the communities they are charged to serve and protect.”
Attorney General Eric Holder will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling.
A Justice Department official said that Attorney General Eric Holder privately expressed frustration to Missouri’s governor over declaring a state of emergency ahead of a grand jury decision in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson.
Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.
Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says District of Columbia residents deserve representation in Congress.
Eric Holder talks about the nation’s civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.
Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police.
After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.
WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., weighed in Thursday on the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo., where a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last weekend. Warren addressed the disheartening […]