violence

Abortion

Justice Department will ‘protect’ abortion seekers in Texas

The Justice Department said Monday that it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department would “protect those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health

National

Hunt for Capitol attackers still on 6 months after Jan. 6

The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets. Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets. But six months after the insurrection, the Justice Department

Opinion

Opinion: Anti-Vaping Laws Have Criminal Justice Ramifications

Disturbing videos from Ocean City, Maryland are prompting public outcry after altercations regarding public vaping resulted in teenagers being tasered, kneed, and violently restrained by police. On a recent Saturday evening, a group of teenagers were observed vaping on a boardwalk and were informed by police of a local ordinance prohibiting such activity. After speaking with

Opinion

Opinion: Why Social Perceptions of Race Matter

The U.S. House of Representatives sent the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to President Joe Biden’s desk recently, requiring the Department of Justice to establish hate crime reporting processes and ensure that the data collected is “disaggregated by protected characteristics (e.g., race or national origin).” Meanwhile, under the pretense of protecting free speech, the diminishing minority—such as Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.),

Politics

DC mayor calls in National Guard ahead of pro-Trump protest

Bracing for possible violence, the nation’s capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by President Donald Trump’s supporters in connection with the congressional vote expected Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory. Trump’s supporters are planning to rally Tuesday and Wednesday, seeking to bolster the president’s unproven claims of widespread voter fraud.

National

Portland police and protestors clash in broad daylight

Protesters outraged with the arrests of seven people at a home where a family was removed in September hurled rocks at officers, sprayed a fire extinguisher at them and damaged police vehicles on Tuesday. The violence happened in broad daylight, and by evening, Mayor Ted Wheeler sent out a statement saying he was authorizing Portland

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