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Two Year Investigation Reveals Nation’s Largest Sheriff’s Dept. Targets Blacks and Latinos, Says DOJ | breakingbrown.com

The problems in a region of Antelope Valley have come as the city has gone from being majority white to a majority black and Hispanic community. According to the Department of Justice, “Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s (LASD) Lancaster and Palmdale, both of which are located in the Antelope Valley, engaged in a pattern or practice of stops, searches, and seizures and excessive force in violation of the Constitution and federal law.”

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Can Escape Clause Save Voting Rights Provision? | Black America Web

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and civil rights groups are defending a key section of the landmark voting rights law at the Supreme Court by pointing reformed state, county and local governments to an escape hatch from the law’s strictest provision.

The Voting Rights Act effectively attacked persistent discrimination at the polls by keeping close watch, when it comes to holding elections, on those places with a history of preventing minorities from voting. Any changes, from moving a polling place to redrawing electoral districts, can’t take effect without approval from the Justice Department or federal judges in Washington.

via Can Escape Clause Save Voting Rights Provision? | Black America Web.

 

Child Casualties As a Result of U.S. Drone Strikes

U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen have caused the death of 178 children. Accompanying report: http://www.scribd.com/doc/115147268/Y…

 

Busted: 91 Doctors, Nurses, Medical Professionals Charged In $430M Medicare Fraud | Kulture Kritic

Busted: 91 Doctors, Nurses, Medical Professionals Charged In $430M Medicare Fraud | Kulture Kritic.

The U.S. Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services discovered alleged false billing schemes involving $230 million in home health services, over $100 million in mental services, and $49 million from ambulance transportation. Ninety-one people, including: doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, have been charged with committing over $430 million in Medicare fraud in seven U.S. cities. The scheme is the largest of its kind, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. The announcement marks the latest case in a concerted crackdown against Medicare fraud by an inter-agency Medicare fraud strike force.