"Originally created for a 2- year term, the United States Commission on Civil Rights issued its first comprehensive report on September 8, 1959. On September 14, 1959, Congress extended the Commission's life for another 2 years. This is the fifth of five volumes of the Commission's second statutory report. The Commission has been disturbed by persistent reports of unconstitutional and violent acts by some agents of justice in the United States. After an extensive review of these allegations and the entire field of administration of justice, the Commission authorized a study of three problems: ( i ) police brutality and related private violence; (2) the Civil Rights Acts and their enforcement; and (3) jury exclusion."
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