Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions For Attorney GeneralThe Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights and immigration.
Allegheny Co. D.A.: Elizabeth Boro Police Officer's Actions Were Not InappropriateOne day after a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against an Elizabeth Borough Police officer alleging “excessive and unnecessary force,” the Allegheny County District Attorney Office has weighed in.
Federal Lawsuit Accuses Officers Of Excessive Force; Surveillance Video Shows Alleged AssaultA federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday against two Elizabeth Borough Police officers accused of using “excessive and unnecessary force” on a drug suspect already in police custody.
Jury To Decide Civil Rights Suit Of Man Shot By OfficerA federal jury will be allowed to decide whether a white Pittsburgh police officer violated the rights of a black man left paralyzed after he was shot during a traffic stop almost four years ago.
Officials: 5 Officers Dead, 7 Hurt In Dallas Protest ShootingAn Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and a journal of combat tactics, authorities said Friday.
Sala Udin, Freedom Rider, Seeks Presidential Pardon For Alleged CrimeThey were young, and they were brave. They were called the Freedom Riders, a group committed to the non-violent pursuit of Civil Rights and willing to put their lives on the line.
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against City, Police Over Homewood AltercationA federal lawsuit has been filed against Pittsburgh Police in a case once reviewed by the Allegheny County District Attorney, who raised concerns about charges police filed against two Homewood men.
50 Years Later, Reporter Recalls Covering March That Changed U.S. HistoryFifty years ago, thousands of marchers were about to enter Montgomery, Alabama, the state capital, in a march from Selma in a movement to secure voting rights that would change history.
Activists Hope "Selma" Screening Will Make Impression On Local YouthsBloody Sunday in Selma, March 7, 1965.
New Horizon Theater Presents “The Meeting”February is Black History Month.
Local "Friendship Nine" Protestor Reacts To Judge Tossing Out Civil Rights-Era ConvictionsThomas Gaither, now a retired Slippery Rock University professor, was once a member of the so-called “Friendship Nine.”
FBI Investigating Man’s Claims That He Was Beaten At Halfway HouseThe FBI is now involved in the investigation into an incident at a local halfway house.