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Justice delayed but not denied, Jon Burge found guilty

A federal jury here on Monday, June 28, found former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge guilty on all three counts of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying about torture in a civil lawsuit.


GAO probe clears ACORN of mishandling federal funds

A GAO probe concluded this week it has found no evidence that ACORN or related organizations, mishandled the $40 million it received from the federal government.


Arizona GOP targets children born to undocumented immigrants

Arizona Republicans say they plan to introduce new legislation this fall that, if passed, would block the children of undocumented immigrants from becoming citizens.


Burge trial exposes police torture and racism

CHICAGO — While the circus trial of disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich has garnered the headlines, another more important trial is underway.


Mural in Arizona town sparks racist remarks

A local politician in Prescott, Ariz., who recently mocked an elementary mural featuring minority students was fired from his radio talk show and now faces a mounting recall campaign due to his remarks that critics say were racist.


Civil rights enforcement top priority for Justice Department

Enforcement of employment, disability rights and other anti-discrimination laws have been stepped up.


Public to Fox News: Drop Stossel

News commentator John Stossel, formerly of ABC News and now working for Fox, has called for the repeal of the Civil Rights Act barring business from discrimination.


CPUSA delegates eye November elections

Speaking about the Tea Party movement today at the CPUSA's 29th National Convention here, Jarvis Tyner, the party's vice chairman declared, "If you can't smell the stench of fascism, you may need some aroma therapy."


Tucson's ethnic studies stems from desegregation decree

The courses and curriculum banned by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer were originally created to help settle a race discrimination lawsuit in the 1970s.


Arizona takes another step backwards, critics say

Arizona has taken another step backwards, critics say, after Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a new bill May 11 that aims to ban ethnic studies in the state's schools.

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