Senate Holds Hearing on Civil and Human Rights in the United States

Last week the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights held a hearing on “The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States.” In his opening statement, departing Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) played a video homage to individuals who had been killed during police interaction, including Ethan Saylor, the 26 year old man with Down syndrome who died during an altercation in a Maryland movie theater. This was Sen. Durbin’s last hearing as Subcommittee Chair as he will be handing over the gavel to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the 114th Congress. Visit the Committee’s web site to view testimony and archived video of the hearing.

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