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  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds News Conference on PoliceInvolved Shootings
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    Policing and Race Relations

    Congressional Black Caucus members spoke to reporters at the Department of Justice about a letter they wrote to Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for an investigation into the deaths…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds News Conference on PoliceInvolved Shootings
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    Dallas Shootings and Police-Involved Violence

    Leaders and members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a news conference calling on fellow lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence and the use of fatal force by…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus Holds News Conference on Police Shootings
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    Congressional Black Caucus News Conference on Police Shootings

    Representatives Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Andre Carson (D-IN), and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about the police shootings of…

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  • Congressional Black Caucus on Ferguson Missouri Investigation
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    Congressional Black Caucus on Ferguson, Missouri, Investigation

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about the release that day of the results of the Department of Justice’s investigation into the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old…

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  • Town Hall Meeting
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    Town Hall Meeting

    Participants talked about the global economy and poverty, health and environmental issues, homeland security, and their impact on the African-American community. Following some introductory…

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  • AntiTerrorism Efforts and AfricanAmericans
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    Anti-Terrorism Efforts and African-Americans

    Panelists explored the effects of the war on terrorism on African-Americans and policy issues of importance to that community. Ms. Silmon served as moderator. They answered questions from…

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  • Securing Our Nation From Terrorism
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    Securing Our Nation From Terrorism

    In a town hall meeting, participants spoke about security concerns of U.S. families and the nation following terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Among the issues…

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  • AfricanAmericans and the Criminal Justice System
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    African-Americans and the Criminal Justice System

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  • Hate Crimes at the Milliennium
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    Hate Crimes at the Milliennium

    The 30th annual CBC legislative conference was titled, “Judiciary Brain Trust: Two Million Incarcerated: Justice for a Community Under Siege.” Panelists discussed the rise of hate groups,…

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  • Law Enforcement Accountability
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    Law Enforcement Accountability

    Participants discussed the problem of racial profiling among some law enforcement officials. They focused on the disproportionate number of African-Americans in prison and the negative…

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  • Police Brutality in Minority Communities
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    Police Brutality in Minority Communities

    Caucus members met to address the issue of police brutality. They heard testimonial accounts of brutality from a number of persons, and concluded with recommendations for solutions.

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  • African Americans and Police Brutality
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    African Americans and Police Brutality

    As part of the 27th annual Congressional Black Caucus convention, police brutality and its implications on the African-American community was discussed in this forum. The panel was…

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  • Racism in Federal Law Enforcement
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    Racism in Federal Law Enforcement

    Secretary Rubin talked about efforts to reduce racism in federal law enforcement agencies.

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  • Crime Legislation
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    Crime Legislation

    Witnesses testified on violence in the African-American community. They discussed law enforcement and sentencing as tools in reducing violence. The first panel emphasized the legal aspects…

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  • Crime Legislation
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    Crime Legislation

    Witnesses testified about the importance of crime legislation and gun control to stop violence in the U.S., particularly in urban African-American communities.

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  • Assistant Attorney General Nomination
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    Assistant Attorney General Nomination

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke in a news conference to support the nomination of law professor Lani Guinier for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Department of…

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  • Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial
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    Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus gathered outside the U.S. Capitol to hold the second of two news conferences on the day following the announcement of the verdict in the trial of…

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  • Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial
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    Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus held the first of two news conferences to discuss the outcome of the trial in Los Angeles of four white police officers charged with beating a black suspect.…

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