Justice Department launches own investigation of Baltimore police practices

May 9, 2015

Justice Department launches own investigation of Baltimore police practices

The Justice Department waded anew Friday into big city police-community relations, with new Attorney General Loretta Lynch declaring the subject “one of the most challenging issues of our time.” She announced a wide-ranging investigation into Baltimore’s police. The federal civil rights investigation, which city ...

May 6, 2015

Canada to pass anti-terror law critics say tramples rights

Lawmakers are expected to pass an antiterrorism statute Wednesday granting Canada’s spy agency sweeping new powers criticized by civil rights advocates. The final reading of the bill after several failed opposition attempts to water it down in recent days follows two deadly attacks in ...

May 6, 2015

Report: 'Legal firewall' shields Chinese firms from lawsuits

Chinese companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits in America, denying U.S. businesses and investors their day in court, a report from a federal watchdog says. The report published Tuesday by the U.S.-China Economic Security Commission says that Chinese companies operating in the U.S. have ...

May 2, 2015

Baltimore homicide charges could face swift initial court test

The chief Baltimore prosecutor, who came out swinging on Friday with charges against six police officers in the death of a 25-year-old man, could be quickly asked to disclose some of the potential evidence she has collected. At a news conference Friday, Marilyn Mosby ...

In big test, young Baltimore prosecutor moves swiftly on charges

May 2, 2015

In big test, young Baltimore prosecutor moves swiftly on charges

Baltimore’s chief prosecutor, just 35 years old and on the job for less than four months, moved swiftly Friday to address the biggest challenge of her career when she announced charges including second-degree murder against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State’s ...

Albania opens communist secret police archives

May 1, 2015

Albania opens communist secret police archives

The Albanian parliament passed a law Thursday opening secret police files on civilians that have been kept shut tight since the fall of the feared communist regime. Unofficial sources have estimated that about 20 percent of Albanians collaborated with the notorious Sigurimi secret police, ...

Clinton: Baltimore shows justice system 'out of balance'

Apr 30, 2015

Clinton: Baltimore shows justice system 'out of balance'

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the U.S. criminal justice system has gotten “out of balance” and must be restored through steps such as the use of body cameras by every police department in the country. “It’s time to change our approach,” Clinton said ...