Civil Rights

New Jersey News: Paterson Police Officer, Matthew Torres Charged With Conspiring To Violate Civil Rights

NEWARK, N.J. – A City of Paterson, New Jersey, police officer was arrested today and charged with violating the civil rights of a driver and passenger during a motor vehicle stop, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Police Officer Matthew Torres, 30, of Paterson, was arrested by federal agents this morning and charged by complaint with … Continue reading New Jersey News: Paterson Police Officer, Matthew Torres Charged With Conspiring To Violate Civil Rights

NAACP News: “Going Home” – NAACP delegation visits Ghana ahead of “Year of Return, Thana 2019” project

BALTIMORE, MD – Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, and Eris Sims, NAACP Chief of Staff, visited the West African country of Ghana, ahead of preparations for “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” project, a major landmark spiritual and birth-right journey, to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia … Continue reading NAACP News: “Going Home” – NAACP delegation visits Ghana ahead of “Year of Return, Thana 2019” project

NAACP to NRA: You Can No Longer Stay Silent

BALTIMORE, MD – NAACP released the following statement: NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization released the following statement to the National Rifle Association (NRA): “The senseless killing of Emantic J. Bradford and the silence from the NRA has confirmed that the 2nd amendment does not apply to legally licensed Black gun owners.  Instead of … Continue reading NAACP to NRA: You Can No Longer Stay Silent

NAACP News: Statement on disciplinary trial of Daniel Pantaleo, officer involved in Eric Garner’s death

BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP published the following statement: “Eric Garner pleaded for his live 11 times before his death.  Those words will forever be a rallying cry against police brutality in this country, but it has not healed the wounds…by the lives that were lost to over-policing of Black and brown communities,” said Derrick … Continue reading NAACP News: Statement on disciplinary trial of Daniel Pantaleo, officer involved in Eric Garner’s death

New Jersey News: Paterson Police Officer, Roger Then Admits Concealing Civil Rights Crime In Connection With Another Officer’s Assault Of Attempted Suicide Victim

NEWARK, N.J. – A City of Paterson police officer today admitted concealing the assault of an attempted suicide victim by another police officer at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Police Officer Roger Then, 29, of Paterson, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court … Continue reading New Jersey News: Paterson Police Officer, Roger Then Admits Concealing Civil Rights Crime In Connection With Another Officer’s Assault Of Attempted Suicide Victim

Florida News: Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Sentenced for Conspiracy to Deprive Persons of Civil Rights by Ordering Officers to Make False Arrests

Florida – U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern District of Florida, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade State Attorney, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Troy Walker, Special Agent in Charge, Florida Department … Continue reading Florida News: Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Sentenced for Conspiracy to Deprive Persons of Civil Rights by Ordering Officers to Make False Arrests

New Jersey News: Camden County Police Officer, Nicholas Romantino Charged With Civil Rights Violation And Obstruction Of Justice

CAMDEN, N.J. – A federal grand jury indicted a Camden County police officer for multiple offenses arising from an assault on the streets of Camden, New Jersey, United States Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Nicholas Romantino, 25, of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey was charged in a two-count Indictment that was unsealed today. The Indictment alleges … Continue reading New Jersey News: Camden County Police Officer, Nicholas Romantino Charged With Civil Rights Violation And Obstruction Of Justice