Attorney General Eric Holder

Outgoing AG Eric Holder Talks Criminal Justice Reform, Smart On Crime Now that Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the next Attorney General of the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder can ride off into the sunset. But before he does, TV One’s NewsOne Now wanted to pay homage to him. Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder sat down with host Roland […]

The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has resigned amid a firestorm around a so called “bullet ban,” which Congressional Republicans and guns rights groups vehemently opposed, reports The Hill. The ATF announced on Friday that Director B. Todd Jones is resigning at the end of the month “to pursue […]

Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” recently spoke with outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder about what he plans to do once he exits the Department of Justice. When Senate Republicans stop stalling and confirm Loretta Lynch to be the next US Attorney General, Eric Holder will leave the Justice Department and move on to the […]

Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” caught up with Attorney General Eric Holder during the Selma 50th  Anniversary Jubilee festivities and spoke with him about what this moment in time means. With the Edmund Pettus Bridge just a few feet behind him, Holder told Martin, “This is hallowed ground.” “Especially on the 50th [anniversary] as I’m […]

Nearly three years after Trayvon Martin was murdered by George Zimmerman, the Justice Department announced that it decided not to pursue federal charges against the former neighborhood watch volunteer. Attorney General Eric Holder was quoted in a statement released by the Department of Justice saying: “The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy.  It shook an entire community, drew the attention […]

In what could be a boon for communities of color, Democratic and Republican Senators from New Jersey to Illinois to Utah are working to overhaul prison sentence guidelines in an effort to give judges more control to mete out punishments for nonviolent drug offenders. RELATED: AG Eric Holder Addresses Mandatory Minimums, Mike Brown Case And […]

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. During his appearance, Holder responded to questions about mandatory minimum sentencing, the Michael Brown case, radical Islam and addressed critics at Fox News. Holder touted declines in drug charges and prison population as a result of the “Smart on Crime” initiative. Even though […]

Democrats are up in arms over the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee’s handling of the confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch, who was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Supporters accuse Republicans of “slow-walking the vote,” Politico reports: Their newest evidence: the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision Thursday to postpone voting on […]

On Wednesday, Loretta E. Lynch (pictured), the nominee to replace outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, defended the legality of President Barack Obama’s immigration policy at the start of a confirmation hearing, where the new Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee pledged to ask tough questions, the New York Times writes. RELATED: President Nominates Loretta Lynch For […]

At a Justice Department ceremony in honor of  Martin Luther King, Jr. today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a speech where he declared that improvements must be made to not only improve police officers’ safety, but steps must also be taken to rebuild the community’s trust in law enforcement through transparency. “The troubling reality is that […]

The federal government is taking broad new steps to ban profiling by law enforcement agencies, bolstering a 2003 policy that previously only addressed the consideration of race and ethnicity in conducting federal investigations, according to a statement released Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured). RELATED STORIES: UPDATED: Cleveland Cops Release Video In Shooting […]

UPDATED, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 8:35 p.m. EST: During a press conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York City, Rev. Al Sharpton announced a national march in  Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Dec. 13 to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Eric Garner, Mike Brown and Tamir Rice cases. During the presser Garner’s widow, Esaw answered a […]