Department of Justice

  • ‘Bowl Patrol’: Dylann Roof Fans Hope to Inspire More Mass Shootings

    January 8, 2019
    On June 17, 2015, 20-year-old Dylann Roof shot and killed 9 people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof, an avid reader of neo-Nazi websites such as Stormfront and the Daily Stormer, quickly admitted to the killing and later …...
  • Neo-Nazi Convicted of Murder in Charlottesville Auto Attack

    December 9, 2018
    Charlottesville, VA – On Friday, December 7, 2018 in Charlottesville Circuit Court, jurors in Virginia found James Alex Fields guilty on all counts at the trial stemming from his arrest after the Unite The Right rally on August 12, 2017. After a white supremacist rally…...
  • “We Won’t Be Erased”: Rally Spotlights Trans Visibility in Minneapolis

    October 28, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – In the wake of government plans to revoke Title IX protections and a new Department of Justice statement allowing for discrimination against transgender people, community advocates, allies, and trans people alike are organizing rallies across the United States. In Minneapolis, on Sunday,…...
  • Federal Hate Crime Charges Filed In Charlottesville Car Attack

    June 27, 2018
    Washington, DC – Today the Department of Justice announced that a grand jury has returned an indictment against 21-year-old Ohio resident James Alex Fields in connection with a deadly car attack against anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017. After the neo-nazi and…...
  • Icebreaker Pt 3 – Confidential Homeland Security Fugitive and Compliance Enforcement Handbooks

    February 28, 2018
    Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Department of Homeland Security manuals showing how DHS’s largest investigative arm, Homeland Security Investigations, advised its agents to conduct their operations. Part 3 of the Icebreaker series turns to the “Compliance Enforcement Investigations” and “Fugitives” handbooks, ICE/HSI manuals that lay out…...
  • Icebreaker Pt 1 – Secret Homeland Security ICE/HSI Manual for Stripping US Citizenship

    February 14, 2018
    A confidential manual, which Unicorn Riot has obtained in full, guides the US Department of Homeland Security’s little-known investigative arm, Homeland Security Investigations, in targeting and stripping citizenship from naturalized foreign-born Americans. This is the first story in Unicorn Riot’s “Icebreaker” series, which aims to…...
  • Army Corps Delays DAPL Easement

    November 14, 2016
    Washington, DC – On Monday, November 14, the Army Corps of Engineers said in a statement that “additional discussion and analysis” was “warranted” before they could grant an easement needed by Dakota Access Pipeline to start construction on land near Lake Oahe. UPDATE: Army Corps…...
  • Twin Cities Young Muslim Collective Holds CVE Forum

    November 9, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On Friday, October 28, the Young Muslim Collective (YMC) of the Twin Cities hosted an informational presentation and discussion panel about Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a counter-terrorism initiative of the United States’ Department of Homeland Security. Unicorn Riot was in attendance and…...
  • Dakota Access Announces Plan to Drill Under Missouri River Within Weeks

    November 8, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – As water protectors dig in for the winter near construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), many rumors have been circulating about whether DAPL was in fact going to halt construction, as had been requested by the Department of Justice and…...
  • DAPL Construction Nears US Army Corps Land While Still Lacking Permits

    November 5, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) within Morton County, North Dakota is almost complete. The pipeline has now reportedly progressed to within half a mile of land owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers, which would require permits that…...