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Dear Donald Trump, Police Brutality Is Not a Joke

Donald Trump, once again, stirred up controversy in the media after making a comment to an audience of law enforcement officers in Long Island, New York last Friday that appears to condone police brutality. “When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, and I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’” Trump said to a laughing and

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Dear Jeff Sessions, Having a Mental Illness Is a Not a Crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has indicated his intent to roll back one of the Obama administration’s criminal justice reforms that allowed low-level drug users to avoid unfair, overly lengthy prison sentences. The directive in 2013 kept the number of drugs out of the equation when arresting a nonviolent offender. Now, Sessions has other ideas: “It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense…” -Jeff Sessions in a memo

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Sessions Spoke With Russian Officials During Campaign

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, met with Russian Diplomats in Washington last year during the 2016 election and is currently under fire for not disclosing those interactions in his Senate confirmation hearing, according to a story first reported by the Washington Post. On Wednesday Night, Sessions issued a statement: “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the Campaign.” However, the Department of Justice acknowledged on Wednesday that the two instances where Sessions

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Jeff Sessions Next Trump Official On The Russia Hot Seat

It has recently come out that Attorney General for the Trump administration, Jeff Sessions, spoke with Russia’s ambassador to the United States twice last year, at times during which he was a part of Trump’s campaign team. One of these meetings took place during the height of what officials say was a Russian cyber campaign targeting the presidential race.  During his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions said the following: “I have been called a surrogate

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Betsy DeVos Could Pick The Education Department’s Chief Civil Rights Official

In a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a coalition of groups ranging from labor unions to the NAACP urged her to push President Donald Trump to appoint an advocate for marginalized groups to head the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights division. The head of the Civil Rights division, while appointed by the president, is traditionally chosen with heavy input from the Secretary of Education. Since the Education Department’s Civil Rights Office was revitalized by

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