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'The Most Dangerous Justice Department in Decades' by P.R. Lockhart

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'On a rainy Thursday morning, several members of Congress joined civil rights activists, policy experts and former Obama administration officials for a forum on the future of civil rights in the Trump era.  a common refrain quickly emerged. “The backstop that has been the civil rights enforcement of the federal government is no more.'In a wide-ranging discussion, panelists noted that the Trump administration is pulling back on the federal government’s interest in influencing a number of civil rights’ issues; transgender rights, immigration policy, voting rights and fair housing were all discussed. But with a recent Justice Department memo calling for a review of all Obama-era police reform agreements or “consent decrees,” police reform received the most attention of any subject.' The Justice Department IS “going back to the 1990s to fight a war that we have already lost.”

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