Beyond Racism, Immigrant Mass Detention Is All About Profit

Trump’s “Make America Great” policies have resulted in misery for thousands of poor migrants, but the rise in human suffering has resulted in jackpot prizes for players at the New York Stock Exchange.

A mural at the Casa Padre migrant children’s shelter in Brownsville, Texas, with a quote – in English and Spanish – from Donald Trump’s 1987 book, The Art of the Deal. Source | Department of Health and Human Services

BELLINGHAM, WA - While Donald Trump’s stepped-up repression of unauthorized migrants has been touted as a “get tough” policy meant to stem a flood of “animals” affiliated with transnational criminal groups, his draconian policies remain unlikely to deter desperate asylum-seekers from seeking entry to the United States. Instead, family separations

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DOJ Report: Purdue Pharma Knew of Opioid Abuse After Releasing OxyContin

Almost immediately after releasing OxyContin in 1996, Purdue Pharma received reports that patients were crushing and snorting the drug and stealing it from pharmacies.

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As lawsuits mount against the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma over its knowledge that one of its best-selling drugs was addictive and dangerous, a newly- uncovered Justice Department report shows that the multi-billion dollar corporation also knew that patients were abusing OxyContin shortly after the drug's release. Almost immediately

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In the US it’s “Objectively Reasonable” for Cops to Kill Arrestees with Hands Up

Pressing for hate-crime or federal civil rights violations in the deaths of unarmed black people by police is somewhat of a staple in the arsenal of police-brutality activists. Unfortunately the track record of success is all but nonexistent.

Protesters rally against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner in Foley Square, Dec. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo)

Erica Garner never stopped fighting for justice for her father Eric, who was killed by an NYPD officer with an illegal chokehold in 2014. The 27-year-old -- who passed away at the end of December last year -- led vigils and protests, spoke at rallies and on panels, and endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential campaign. And this week, she

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Lawsuit Aims To Shed Light On Justice Department’s Surveillance Of Journalists

The Department of Justice is being sued over a staggering twenty-seven ongoing investigations into potential leaks.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a briefing on leaks of classified material one week after President Donald Trump complained that Sessions was weak on preventing such disclosures, Aug. 4, 2017.

The Justice Department has twenty-seven ongoing leak investigations, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. That is a staggering number, and now, the Knight First Amendment Institute and Freedom of The Press Foundation are suing for records on how those investigations may infringe upon the First Amendment rights of journalists. In a filing

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Justice Department Begins Criminal Probe Into Equifax Executive Stock Sales

Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who sits on the Senate Banking Committee, said it was “disturbing” that it appeared executives sold their stock before disclosing material information to the public.

FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Equifax announced late Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans' personal information. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into whether top officials at Equifax violated insider trading laws when they sold stock before the company disclosed that it had been hacked, according to people familiar with the investigation. Equifax disclosed earlier this month that it discovered a security breach on July

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Could Russia Use The Israel Lobby’s Tactics To Skirt FARA Order?

Russia could use then tactics employed bt the Israeli Lobby to skirt Justice Department orders for RT to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to members of the audience before speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Department of Justice has ordered Russia’s U.S.-based RT news network to begin registering as Russian foreign agents under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act. The law requires US-based agents of foreign principals to disclose financial information and activities in regular public filings overseen by a designated DOJ office. Over the

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