Can cops use force with impunity after creating danger?

Blog   |   June 19, 2017

The Supreme Court has rejected a rule that would have held police officers responsible for provoking a response from suspects that would have given police the right to start shooting. In sending the case back to a lower court for … Continue reading

New Texas ‘Sandra Bland’ law signed by governor

Civil Rights   |   June 16, 2017

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill to make changes in how people with mental health and substance abuse issues are treated. The law addresses the circumstances surrounding the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman who … Continue reading

The civil rights views of Trump’s latest judicial nominees

Blog   |   June 14, 2017

Three of President Trump’s nominees for federal judiciary posts will appear in Senate confirmation hearings on Wednesday. Is Trump advancing an anti-civil rights agenda by appointing federal judges with questionable civil rights records? Find out more about the possibility in … Continue reading

SPLC fights alleged bias in bail system

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Having to post bail after an arrest is a generally accepted part of the criminal justice system. But is the ability to come up with bail money inherently biased against the poor? The Southern Poverty Law Center believes it is, … Continue reading