An opinion piece the Washington Post ran Sunday says the Justice Department is slow to prosecute what appear to be “racially motivated” murder cases from the 1950s and ’60s.
I goes on to say that all the Justice Department’s successful prosecutions on these types of cases have only come about because of investigative journalists’ work, like that of the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Cold Case Project.
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WaPo: Journalists crucial to solving civil rights era cold cases
by Hank Klibanoff, Reveal
August 9, 2010