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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

DOJ Report Reveals Pattern Of Racial Discrimination By Ferguson Police

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Justice Department says it has formally closed its investigation into the death of Michael Brown without bringing any federal charges against the police officer who killed him. But the department did find evidence of both indirect and direct discrimination by the Ferguson Police Department and courts.

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DOJ: Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate Against African Americans

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A Justice Department investigation finds police and local courts in Ferguson, Mo., routinely violate the constitution and federal laws. Civil rights investigators cite a pattern of racial bias.

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Source: Probe Of Ferguson Police Uncovers Racist Comment About Obama

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Justice Department found that the department violated the Constitution with discriminatory policing practices. It found blacks disproportionately targeted by the police and the justice system.

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Community Policing Task Force Calls For Better Training, More Transparency

Monday, March 02, 2015

A White House task force says law enforcement needs to change their practices to rebuild trust with minority communities.

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Task Force Calls For Independent Probes Of Police-Involved Shootings

Monday, March 02, 2015

The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing also emphasized the need for better training and equipment, including bulletproof vests. But it stopped short of insisting police wear body cameras.

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Loretta Lynch One Step Closer To Attorney General

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Loretta Lynch's nomination to be the next U.S. Attorney General on Thursday. Next stop: a full Senate vote on confirmation.

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Little-Known Laws Help Sex Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."

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Advocates Hope 'Vacatur' Laws Will Help Prostitutes Clear Their Records

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For the first time in Maryland, a woman with a prostitution conviction has had her criminal record wiped clean by convincing a judge she is actually a victim, forced into the life by brutal pimps. Advocates hope it will be a model in other states.

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FBI Director Wades Into Contentious Debate Over Policing And Race

Thursday, February 12, 2015

James Comey says the nation is at a crossroads when it comes to race and policing. He told students on Thursday that it's time for law enforcement and communities to face some hard truths.

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Supporters Say Imprisoned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.

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Attorney General Nomination Expected To Advance To Full Senate

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Loretta Lynch faced questioning from senators in her bid for confirmation. Republicans used the opportunity to criticize the president's executive actions on immigration and Eric Holder's record.

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Attorney General Nominee Faces Senate Judiciary Committee

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seeking confirmation, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch faced the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday.

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No Federal Charges Expected Against Darren Wilson

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mayors and police chiefs are asking how they can rebuild trust with minority communities. The question comes as a Justice Department investigation of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man in Ferguson, Mo., is winding down.

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Whistleblowers Say DOJ Grants Failed To Protect Kids Behind Bars

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Senate panel is investigating the use of federal grant money to states that incarcerated children alongside adult criminals. Whistleblowers have spent years flagging problems with the program.

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New Justice Department Environment Chief Takes Helm Of Gulf Spill Case

Monday, January 19, 2015

John Cruden returns to the department as litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill intensifies. He'll also defend Obama climate change rules and try to protect wildlife while in the post.

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Tough Attorney General Pick Loretta Lynch Vies For Senate Confirmation

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lynch grew up in a state where her parents fought for the right to vote. She could become the first black woman, and the first mom, to lead the Justice Department.

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First Amendment Arguments Overshadow Sterling Espionage Case

Friday, January 09, 2015

Former CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling goes to trial next week on charges he violated his oath and leaked confidential information to reporter James Risen. But Sterling's legal plight is largely overshadowed by Risen's First Amendment arguments and media backlash to the Justice Department decision to subpoena him.

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Senate Slow To Schedule Hearings For Attorney General Nominee

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Confirmation hearings for nominee Loretta Lynch will offer the new Republican majority a chance to register protests about White House action on immigration and other controversial issues.

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Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

Monday, January 05, 2015

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.

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Deputy Attorney General Reflects On Controversies, Successes

Friday, January 02, 2015

James Cole says his decision to approve subpoenas for reporters' phone records, amid national security leaks, "was a very, very tough call. At the end of the day, I'd probably have to do it again."

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