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The families of the nine Charleston victims have gone through unbelievable tragedy, and yet today in court, members of some of the families confronted shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof and spoke words of forgiveness. Representatives from the families of Ethel Lance,Myra Thompson, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, and Reverend DePayne Middleton-Doctor were there in court as Roof’s …

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The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri this summer, is considering suing the police officer who shot him, as well as the police department, for wrongful death. With the Department of Justice all but admitting former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not face federal civil …

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A woman visiting an inmate at a privately-run Tennessee prison said guards forced her to expose her genitals to prove she was menstruating, when she tried to take a sanitary napkin into the facility, according to a lawsuit. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, claims her constitutional rights were violated when – after clearing …

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A Montana police officer pulled over an unarmed man for a traffic stop and shot him. Officer Grant Morrison testified to a jury that he feared for his life because the man was high on methamphetamines and was worried he was reaching for a gun, so he fired. The jury viewed the dash-cam video that showed …

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A federal judge has ruled that a libel lawsuit against conservative radio host Glenn Beck can proceed. The lawsuit pertains to Beck accusing a Saudi national of being a conspirator in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, even after law enforcement had cleared him. Abdulrahman Alharbi, who was 20 years of age at the time, was …

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A New York City grand jury has decided not to indict the New York Police Department officer accused of killing a Staten Island man by putting him in an illegal chokehold. The NYPD is now preparing for more protests stemming from the decision. Both the New York Post newspaper and the city’s NY1 media outlet …

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Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, of Washington state has been arrested for multiple Facebook posts in which he threatened to kill former Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson and other law enforcement officers. According to the criminal complaint filed in a U.S. district court on Monday, December 1st, Abdul-Jabbaar began posting the threatening messages only 5 days after Wilson …

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Is artistic expression defensible under the First Amendment if it includes violent musical lyrics that threaten to kill a person? The US Supreme Court will consider this very point in a case to determine the limits of internet free speech. Anthony Elonis posted on Facebook a number of violent rap lyrics that talked about killing …

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United States Attorney General Eric Holder has gone on the record to oppose a lawsuit filed by Second Amendment advocates who say a federal ban against purchasing handguns out of state violates the US Constitution. On Friday, Holder filed a 60-page motion rejecting a lawsuit filed in July that challenged a ban on how Americans …

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An upstate New York couple filed last month an appeal with the state challenging a fine they incurred for refusing to allow a lesbian couple to hold a wedding ceremony on their farm they claimed was available for events. Cynthia and Robert Gifford would rent out space on the farm for gatherings and ceremonies, such …

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Two New York Police Department officers have been indicated for assaulting a teenager during a drug arrest – during which one literally knocked some of the suspect’s teeth out when he allegedly hit him in the face with his gun. The charges, if they lead to convictions, could mean jail time for the police officers. …

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The Washington Redskins can sue the Native Americans responsible for the team losing its trademark, a federal judge said on Friday. The group had asked for the suit to be dismissed, saying they have no financial stake in the outcome of the ruling. US District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee heard arguments Friday from both the …

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A Tijuana judge ordered the release of Andrew Tahmooressi, who was arrested seven months ago after crossing the US-Mexico border with three loaded firearms in his truck. Since his March 31st arrest, Tahmooressi has maintained that he had meant to head back to San Diego, where he was living with a friend, but took a …

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A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation. Former corrections officer, James Johnson, 54 was arrested by State Police following an investigation where they determined he was …

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The parents of two children who posted defamatory comments about a fellow student in a fake Facebook account are heading to court, which will determine whether parents should be liable for their children’s internet activity. The parents of seventh-grade students Dustin Athearn and Melissa Snodgrass learned this the hard way after their children created a …

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New York City police unions are arguing that they should have the right to continue the appeal of a federal judge’s 2013 ruling that deemed unconstitutional the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy. Lawyers for the unions are due to appear before US appeals court judges on Wednesday, according to AP, where they will counter …

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Video has surfaced appearing to show a New York City police officer taking $1,300 from a man who says he was robbed and then pepper-sprayed by the cop during a stop-and-frisk last month that ended without arrest. The New York Daily News published exclusive video of the September 16 incident on Wednesday this week and …

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