US Department of Justice
The Philadelphia Police Department will soon be subject to a review by a special unit at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Federal authorities on Thursday accused the Reading Parking Authority in southeastern Pennsylvania of discriminating against Hispanic employees by ignoring years’ worth of ethnic slurs and threats made against them by co-workers and supervisors.
“It’s a violation of our privacy rights, our freedom of association, our due process rights,” says attorney Larry Klayman, who filed the initial lawsuit.
The US Department of Justice says it is reviewing whether Pennsylvania’s new voter photo ID law is in compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.
African-American homebuyers may be eligible for some cash, under the settlement of a multi-state “reverse redlining” complaint against Wells Fargo.
The basic argument to stop the $360-million project, argued to be critical to bringing new, larger ships upriver, is that the US Army Corps of Engineers didn’t pay enough attention to opponents’ various concerns.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey was host for the event, sponsored by a Washington, DC-based police research group and paid for by the US Justice Department’s community policing office.