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"This lawsuit reflects our deep commitment to using every available tool to protect all Americans' right to vote," Assistant Attorney General Kirsten Clarke said.

The ex-mayor faces up to 20 years in prison.

The move comes following the county's decision to adopt a new map after data was published about Black and Brown population growth in the 2020 Census.

According to the Justice Department, Donner faces a $250,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.

A Louisville cop will go to jail for two years for excessive force against a protester during racial justice protests in May 2020.

Chad Stark from Leander, Texas, was arrested for death threats made against Georgia election officials on the day of the Georgia Senate runoff race.

A civil rights complaint was brought against the Lone Wolf Housing Authority, the former executive director and a former program assistant in December 2020.  

Since the Voting Rights Act's gutting in the 2013 Supreme Court case Shelby v. Holder, the procedural guardrails that would flag issues like those in the Texas maps no longer exist.

Pattern and practice investigations are civil matters and can result in specific measures being implemented as a part of an agreement with the department and the DOJ. Investigators are also supposed to consider community experiences and insights as a part of the process. 

Racist harassment of Black students and students of color routinely went ignored, unchallenged and was even encouraged by those in positions of authority at a Utah school district, the Department of Justice has found.

This incident could've gone really wrong with the heavy police presence and a senior law enforcement veteran alleging his life was in danger. From news reports, Troyer lied and said Altheimer repeatedly threatened to kill him but later retracted his claim to an officer on the scene. 

The system Is not broken; it is working as Intended. Internal guidance for the Department of Justice explained that action against law enforcement is governed by a federal criminal statute 18 U.S.C. § 242, which states in part: "Whoever, under color of any law, …willfully subjects any person…to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States [shall be guilty of a crime]."