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Proposed Federal Law Could Have Broad Repercussions on Civil Rights

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A bill that was introduced in the House this month (September) has many civil rights advocates extremely concerned: H.R. 3697—titled the “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act—would create sweeping grounds for barring entry and/or justifying the deportation of immigrants based on mere suspicions of gang affiliation. Perhaps of most concern is how key terms—such… Read More »


Video Captures New Jersey Police Breaking Protocol In Pursuing Suspect

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A police incident on June 4th involving a night pursuit that lasted for six miles and ended in serious injuries for an innocent man had Mayor Steve Fulop accusing some members of the police force of technically breaking protocol during the pursuit on June 8th. The department now faces intense criticism over video footage… Read More »


Murder Charges for Bronx Police Sergeant May Highlight New Prosecution Trend

By Phillip J. Murphy |

By now, most New York citizens have heard about the New York City police sergeant (Hugh Barry) who fatally shot an older, mentally ill woman (Deborah Danner) in her Bronx apartment last October. Following his arrest and months of investigation into the incident, on May 31st, Barry was charged with murder in connection with… Read More »


How the New Attorney General May Affect Criminal Prosecutions and your Rights

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Now that Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as attorney general at the Justice Department, it is important to note what effect he will likely have on federal civil rights enforcement, as this will affect countless numbers of people who are subject to police abuse, racial profiling, and numerous other civil rights violations. Specifically, the… Read More »


Justices Hear Case on When Immigrants Can Be Deported For Crimes

By Phillip J. Murphy |

President Trump’s recent rules on immigration have sparked controversy, protests, and litigation recently, only a few days after the Supreme Court considered how broad the government’s authority is in terms of deporting immigrants who have been convicted of “serious crimes.” The question is ultimately part of a bigger picture concerning the administration’s definition of… Read More »

New Report Reveals Feds Targeting Minorities in “Fake Drug Crimes”

By Phillip J. Murphy |

According to a report recently released by Professor Jeffrey Fagan and the University of Chicago Law School, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has been recruiting young men to specifically target dozens of black and Latino men for drug sting operations, promising rich financial rewards, only to result in these non-violent… Read More »

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