Two years ago, plainclothes NYPD Officer Richard Haste racially profiled and killed Ramarley Graham, a frightened and unarmed 18-year-old attempting to flush marijuana down the toilet in his Bronx home. Despite the brutality and injustice of Ramarley's murder, New York courts have failed to hold Officer Haste accountable for his deadly action.
The Department of Justice has the power to take over the case and ensure justice for Ramarley and his family. Join us in creating enough public pressure to influence the DOJ and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to take immediate action. More »
Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot in self-defense, to stop her abusive husband. She won her appeal and was set free, but now Florida State Attorney Angela Corey wants to send Marissa to prison for 60 years. More »
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Big data is revolutionizing commerce and government for the better, but it is also supercharging the potential for discrimination. Protecting civil rights in this new environment requires a thoughtful update to our nation’s policies on privacy and data. The White House is currently conducting a 90-day examination of the impact of big data on how we work and live. Big data can and should bring greater safety, economic opportunity, and convenience to all people. But there are risks. The concerns of the business and technology sectors are well-established and it’s imperative that the civil rights community also has a seat at the table. More »