Department of Justice to Launch Investigation into Minneapolis Police

  According to reports, the US Department of Justice is set to launch an investigation into the Minneapolis police department for its pattern of discrimination. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the launch of the investigation on Wednesday which will focus on the pattern of excessive force and discriminatory behavior on behalf of the police. “Today, I am announcing that the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing,” Garland said on Wednesday. Garland…

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Biden Orders Justice Department Not to Renew Contracts with Private Prisons

  On Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced that he directed the Department of Justice to end all federal contracts with private prisons. Biden’s executive order revives the Obama-era push to phase-out the use of private prisons. The move is part of a larger racial equity initiative from the Biden administration and the presidents’ personal reckoning with the unjust criminal justice system he helped organize. “We must change now,” said Biden. “I know it’s going to take time, but I know we can do it. And I firmly believe the nation…

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