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Man Exonerated By DNA Test – And He Didn’t Even Request It

Man Exonerated By DNA Test – And He Didn’t Even Request It

Source: Yamiche Alcindor / USA Today Michael Phillips had long ago given up trying to clear his name. At 57, he was a registered sex offender, living in a nursing home, wheelchair-bound from severe sickle cell anemia. Then in May, two police officers delivered news that Phillips says only God could have ordained: Dallas County, Texas, prosecutors […]

Ravens’ Ray Rice Suspended Two Games By NFL

Ravens’ Ray Rice Suspended Two Games By NFL

Source: Gary Mihoces and Tom Pelissero / USA Today The NFL is suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games under the personal conduct policy for an altercation that left his then-fiancee (now wife) unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February. Rice will miss games against two AFC North rivals, the Cincinnati […]

NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not ‘In Great Distress’

NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not ‘In Great Distress’

Source: Inae Oh / The Huffington Post An internal NYPD report obtained by the New York Daily News that was prepared soon after the death of Eric Garner – the Staten Island man who died of an apparent chokehold while under arrest last week — states he never appeared to be in “great distress” and fails to mention the chokehold at […]

At Least 40 Shot In Chicago Weekend Wave Of Violence

At Least 40 Shot In Chicago Weekend Wave Of Violence

Source: Reuters / The Huffington Post An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the third-largest U.S. city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included […]

Cop In Fatal NYC Arrest Stripped Of Gun, Badge

Cop In Fatal NYC Arrest Stripped Of Gun, Badge

Source: AP / CBS News NEW YORK – A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday. Officer Daniel Pantaleo, an eight-year NYPD veteran, and […]

Federal Judge Strikes Down California’s Death Penalty

Federal Judge Strikes Down California’s Death Penalty

Source: Mollie Reilly / The Huffington Post A federal judge has ruled that California’s death penalty system is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney handed down an order Wednesday, finding that the system is arbitrary and in violation of the Constitution’s 8th Amendment. “California’s death penalty system is so plagued by inordinate and unpredictable delay that […]

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced To 10 Years

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced To 10 Years

Source: Paul Murphy and Mike Perlstein / WWL-TV / USA Today NEW ORLEANS —Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, the businessman-turned-politician who became the worldwide face of the city after Hurricane Katrina, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday. Nagin, 58, was ordered to report to federal prison Sept. 8. Nagin, also ordered to pay […]

83 Shot 14 Fatally In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend

83 Shot 14 Fatally In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend

Source: ABC 7 Chicago  CHICAGO (WLS) –Violence in Chicago over the holiday weekend once again garnered national attention after more than 80 people were shot, at least 14 of them fatally. “It’s Groundhog Day in Chicago,” Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said on Monday. He ran through a list of the shootings, focusing on the […]

Lawyer For Woman Beaten By Cop: “It’s Unacceptable”

Lawyer For Woman Beaten By Cop: “It’s Unacceptable”

Source: Don Dahler / CBS News A graphic incident in Los Angeles is under investigation after video emerged of a police officer beating a woman on the side of a highway. The video was recorded along the Santa Monica freeway last Tuesday during the afternoon rush hour. In it, 51-year-old grandmother Marlene Pinnock is seenbeing pulled to the […]

Ray Nagin Lied During The Investigation And At Trial, Deserves Harsh Sentence, Feds Say

Ray Nagin Lied During The Investigation And At Trial, Deserves Harsh Sentence, Feds Say

Source: Robert McClendon / The Times-Picayune Ray Nagin has shown no remorse for his crimes, lied to investigators and “willfully” perjured himself at trial, according to federal prosecutors. As such, U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan should sentence him harshly, they said in court papers filed Tuesday (July 1). Nagin, convicted on 20 counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud, had asked Berrigan to show […]

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