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Federal lawsuit alleges police baton beating during 2014 arrest outside child's birthday partyMiami-Dade Democrats Debate Asking State Attorney to Resign Following Darren Rainey VerdictWatch Live: New Episode of "America's Lawyer" Is On Now!Family sees video of police shooting, still has questionsFamily sees video of police shooting, still has questionsFamily sees video of police shooting, still has questionsCity council to demand evidence, investigate, Rickey Bryant police ...After mediation fails, Ada County police brutality lawsuit heads to trialSeveral states consider anti-protest bills that would exempt drivers from civil liabilityBlack History MonthJudge Orders Prosecutors To Disclose Cop's Anti-Black Lives Matter Facebook Posts2 clashing lawmen spotlight SF's divisions on criminal justiceJeff Sessions Wants More of the Same With Police Brutality - America's LawyerParis Champs Elysees attack: 'Angry Police Wives' protest against violenceWant to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won't Like the Choices

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Police brutality investigation bill passes - News - Tuscaloosa News ...
Tuscaloosa NewsMarch 29, 2017

MONTGOMERY — An Alabama committee passed a bill Tuesday establishing procedures for investigating law enforcement misconduct in Montgomery and will ...more »

NYCLU asks legislators to spin “Wheel of Justice” to garner support for funding public defense
Legislative GazetteApril 3, 2017

According to the bill language, the legislation would ensure that “all persons accused of crimes in New York are able to receive effective legal representation whether or not they have the ability to pay for a lawyer by establishing a system of direct ...more »

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Federal lawsuit alleges police baton beating during 2014 arrest outside child's birthday party
MassLive.comApril 26, 2017

The attorney also argues in the lawsuit that both the city and the Police Department have a history of indifference toward citizens' complaints of brutality. Pineiro tallies up 133 complaints against seven narcotics detectives alone that were ...more »

Miami-Dade Democrats Debate Asking State Attorney to Resign Following Darren Rainey Verdict
Miami New TimesApril 26, 2017

As members of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, and by extension the Florida Democratic Party, the Progressive Caucus is disturbed to have in our ranks a police brutality enabler and apologist." In Rundle's 24 years as the top county prosecutor, she had ...more »

Watch Live: New Episode of "America's Lawyer" Is On Now!
The Ring of Fire NetworkApril 26, 2017

Tonight on “America's Lawyer,” host Mike Papantonio will discuss another frightening aspect of the airline industry – airport monopolies. You may be familiar with the nightmare of customer service and police brutality that occurred on a United Airline ...more »

Family sees video of police shooting, still has questions
The News TribuneApril 26, 2017

The family of a man shot 19 times by police in South Carolina watched a video of his killing and were left with almost as many questions as answers, their attorney said Wednesday. Solicitor Chip Finney showed the video to Waltki Williams' family ...more »

Family sees video of police shooting, still has questions
McClatchy Washington BureauApril 26, 2017

The family of a man shot 19 times by police in South Carolina watched a video of his killing and were left with almost as many questions as answers, their attorney said Wednesday. Solicitor Chip Finney showed the video to Waltki Williams' family ...more »

Family sees video of police shooting, still has questions
WSOC CharlotteApril 26, 2017

The officers were trying to arrest Williams on Dec. 10 after his estranged girlfriend called 911 saying he had pointed a gun at her car at the Sumter Mall, police said at the time. Williams was shot 19 times, 17 of them in the back, attorney Carter ...more »

City council to demand evidence, investigate, Rickey Bryant police ...
News 10NBCApril 26, 2017

In a first-ever use of its subpoena power, Rochester's city council formally launched its own investigation into alleged police brutality against a teenager.more »

After mediation fails, Ada County police brutality lawsuit heads to trial
Idaho StatesmanApril 25, 2017

Sgt. Jake Vogt of the Ada County Sheriff's Office maintains he may have bumped Saetrum with the door of his police cruiser as he got out to apprehend the suspect. But he said it wasn't enough to cause Saetrum to lose his balance in the parking lot of ...more »

Several states consider anti-protest bills that would exempt drivers from civil liability
fox6now.comApril 25, 2017

“Some of these bills are so egregious that you don't need a law degree to conclude they're unconstitutional,” said Lee Rowland, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, who has monitored state legislation for more than a decade. The United ...more »

Black History Month
Dayton City PaperApril 25, 2017

Students from Antioch grew weary of the slogging pace of the court system and acted then; that March evening in 1964 became one of the most violent protests in the village's history, with reports of tear gas and police brutality against protestors ...more »

Judge Orders Prosecutors To Disclose Cop's Anti-Black Lives Matter Facebook Posts
GothamistApril 24, 2017

In the course of a week-long trial, Robriguez's lawyer acknowledged that Rodriguez smoked marijuana and refused a urine test, and he had indeed been driving with a revoked license. However, other ... In another post mentioned during the trial, Bistany ...more »

2 clashing lawmen spotlight SF's divisions on criminal justice
San Francisco ChronicleApril 23, 2017

San Francisco is fortunate to have two opposing lawmen who are equally dedicated and principled in their pursuit of justice — District Attorney George Gascón and Public Defender Jeff Adachi. I find myself siding with Adachi in most cases, but I find ...more »

Jeff Sessions Wants More of the Same With Police Brutality - America's Lawyer
The Ring of Fire NetworkApril 22, 2017

Via America's Lawyer: Mike Papantonio then talks to former Baltimore police sergeant, Michael Wood Jr., about police reform in Baltimore and whether consent decrees address the root of police brutality.more »

Paris Champs Elysees attack: 'Angry Police Wives' protest against violence
BBC NewsApril 22, 2017

Police officers have also been hurt in recent protests over allegations of police brutality. Last month three ... His lawyer described him as psychologically fragile and neighbours in Chelles said he had never shown any interest in religion. Three ...more »

Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won't Like the Choices
WIREDApril 22, 2017

No one wants murder videos on Facebook. But no one wants Facebook to censor their baby videos, either. Technology isn't ready to step in and tell the difference. So what are the legal options for stopping videos like the appalling killing uploaded last ...more »

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