Civil Rights division
The DOJ released a scathing 56-page report on Wednesday that details the "deplorable conditions" in 16 Alabama prisons.
Civil rights activists in Ferguson and New York have pinned their hopes for justice to federal investigations into police misconduct. But these probes aren't a silver bullet.
At a time when voting rights are threatened, schools are segregated, and police seem to be doing whatever they feel like to people of color, the appointment of a star reformer to head up the Justice Department's civil rights division offers some hope.
White's family is dumbfounded by the notion that he shot himself in the front of his right chest while his hands were cuffed behind him.