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Stories with organization: Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Suit: Suburban NY police targeted Latinos for traffic stops story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 6:01 pm

    CENTRAL ISLIP, New York - A suburban New York police department that has been the target of Justice Department scrutiny and criticism from a civil rights group is being accused in a lawsuit of systematically targeting Latinos for unfounded, race-based traffic stops, and in some cases, robberies.

  • Georgia prison officials change transgender inmate policy 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 2:47 pm

    ATLANTA - Georgia prison officials are changing how they treat inmates with gender identity conditions, just days after the U.S. Justice Department weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner.