‘I hope our civil rights effort will not be judged by one case’ Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A year ago last week, the region’s new top federal prosecutor tasked a team of five attorneys with pursuing civil rights violations.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Jordan Miles case not defining moment for Civil Rights Section, says U.S. Attorney Hickton
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The new U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh has created a five-attorney civil rights unit to handle criminal and civil cases involving hate crimes, police misconduct, and other civil rights issues in the 25-county western district of Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—A gathering of community leaders and activists Tuesday shows there’s strong support for a renewed civil rights effort in Pittsburgh, a former City Council member said.
Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—The unveiling Tuesday of a new civil rights section within the U.S. attorney’s office spawned expectations among some 80 advocates and activists gathered at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.