Justice Department Civil Rights Office Playing Political Games, Experts Tell Congress

Drawing on litigation and analysis of policy reversals in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, a panel of civil rights experts told Congress Thursday an unprecedented lack of apolitical senior leadership in the department is beyond troubling 40 days out from an election.

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Portlanders Urge City Council to Slash Police Budget

Speakers at a town hall meeting asked Portland’s city council to dramatically reduce the funding of city police and instead redirect that money to community services shown to reduce crime – in addition to police budget cuts last June that President Donald Trump used to label the city an “anarchist jurisdiction.”

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Seventh Circuit Examines Lifetime GPS Tracking of Sex Offenders

The Seventh Circuit on Friday weighed the intrusiveness of a Wisconsin statute that institutes lifetime GPS monitoring of certain convicted sex offenders against the necessity of preventing further offenses from that particular class of criminals, which has high rates of recidivism for crimes that are particularly heinous.

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