Racial Justice

News 5 Cleveland: A Cleveland police officer killed her son. Tamir Rice’s mother says she hasn’t received justice.

A Cleveland police officer killed her son. Tamir Rice’s mother says she hasn't received justice. This article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. CLEVELAND — With the statute of limitations expiring in early December for a federal crime that prosecutors had been considering, Tamir Rice's mother said she [...]

Global Government Forum: Biden to promote diversity and union rights in federal workforce

Biden to promote diversity and union rights in federal workforce This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. President-elect Biden has set out his priorities for government and the federal service, though work on the handover from Donald Trump has so far been blocked by the General Services [...]

Cleveland Scene: NYT: DOJ Ends Civil Rights Investigation of Tamir Rice Killing After Years of Delays and Dysfunction

NYT: DOJ Ends Civil Rights Investigation of Tamir Rice Killing After Years of Delays and Dysfunction This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The New York Times late last week reported that a years-long effort by some in the Department of Justice to conduct a civil rights investigation into the killing of Tamir Rice by [...]

News 5 Cleveland: Report alleges U.S. Department of Justice mishandled Tamir Rice investigation

Report alleges U.S. Department of Justice mishandled Tamir Rice investigation This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. CLEVELAND — The attorney for Tamir Rice's family, the 12-year-old Black boy shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in 2014, said they were “stunned” by The New York Times report alleging the [...]

The Washington Post: Justice Dept. quietly curtailed civil rights investigation into Tamir Rice killing

Justice Dept. quietly curtailed civil rights investigation into Tamir Rice killing This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  The Justice Department last year quietly rejected career prosecutors’ bid to use a grand jury to investigate the 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice — a 12-year-old Black boy killed by Cleveland police while [...]

HuffPost: Justice Department Quietly Stalled Investigation Into Tamir Rice Case: Report

Justice Department Quietly Stalled Investigation Into Tamir Rice Case: Report This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Justice Department effectively ceased its civil rights investigation into the 2014 police killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy in Cleveland, reported The New York Times. The DOJ brought to a halt [...]

Law & Crime: Lawyers Suspected DOJ Stalled Tamir Rice Case So Statute of Limitations Would Run: Report

Lawyers Suspected DOJ Stalled Tamir Rice Case So Statute of Limitations Would Run: Report This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. There’s new scrutiny against the Department of Justice for reportedly ending its civil rights probe into the 2014 police shooting of Tamir Rice, 12. Supervisors took two years to respond to [...]

The New York Times: Justice Dept. Is Said to Quietly Quash Inquiry Into Tamir Rice Killing

Justice Dept. Is Said to Quietly Quash Inquiry Into Tamir Rice Killing This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — The Justice Department decided more than a year ago to effectively shut down its civil-rights investigation into the high-profile killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy carrying a pellet [...]

Sign On: #ProtectBlackDissent & Defund Surveillance

Read the original letter here.  June 17, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Republican Leader Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jerold Nadler House Judiciary Committee Chairman Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jim Jordan House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear [...]