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Jury for Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial Will Decide if Killing Fueled by Racism

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Jurors must decide if the killing was the result of racist vigilantism or a lawful mistake protected by Georgia’s then-existing citizen’s arrest law.

Commission on Supreme Court Warns Expansion Could Cause More Harm Than Good

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While they agreed that court appointments could be fairer and less arbitrary, the commission added that term limits could be destabilizing.

California ICE Detainee Lawsuit Alleges 14 Months of Solitary Confinement, Abuse

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An ICE detainee alleges that he was kept in solitary confinement for 14 months and denied basic rights required during protective custody.

Families of Missing Indigenous Women Call Out Indifference, Double Standards

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Law enforcement victim-blame Native women and have been slow to investigate or declare them missing, while national and international news agencies have remained silent.

Attorney General Merrick Garland to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee

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The testimony, scheduled for Oct. 21, will come as the DOJ tackles a myriad of contentious issues, including enforcement of the Jan. 6 committee’s subpoenas, the crackdown on Texas’ new abortion law, the overflowing of migrants at the border, and voting rights.

Officer Who Killed Daunte Wright to Rely on ‘Innocent Mistake’ Defense

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The officer indicated in a video of the incident that she thought she had grabbed her taser.

Judge allows Aryan Brotherhood leader to sue Sacramento Jail over Buddhist diet

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A federal judge has allowed an alleged Aryan Brotherhood leader housed at the Sacramento County Main Jail to sue Sheriff Scott Jones and a jail chaplain over the alleged restriction of his Buddhist diet, according to documents filed last month. US Magistrate Judge Allison Claire recommended in court papers that the fifth claim of a handwritten lawsuit filed in March by Ronald Dean Yandell, currently held on federal charges at the Sacramento County Main Jail, should move forward because “incarcerated people do not forfeit their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion.” “On screening the court […]

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1 woman dead, 1 injured in shooting at North Side home, San Antonio police say

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One person is dead and another person is injured following a shooting on the city’s North Side late Wednesday night, San Antonio police said.

‘Physically Distant, Digitally Close’: Mobile Tech and the Rise in Child Porn

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Even though child pornography cases make up only a small percentage of the overall federal caseload, the expansion of digital and mobile technology has contributed to a staggering increase in offenses, says the United States Sentencing Commission.

Statistics on ‘Systemic’ Police Racism Questioned by Scholar

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According to Barry Latzer, a professor emeritus at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, statistics often used to support the idea that police act with a racial bias are flawed. A more comprehensive analysis suggests that “whites are significantly more likely to be killed by police than Blacks,” he argues.

Do We Need the Polygraph to Protect Our Borders?

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Lie detector exams have mostly been discredited as a hiring tool for law enforcement and government agencies. Yet a higher-than-usual rate of failure in the exams administered by border agencies suggests something is amiss in how we choose the “gatekeepers” on our borders, the experience of one applicant shows.

Wisconsin Leads Nation in Imprisonment of Black Adults: Report

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Black Americans in the state are imprisoned at twelve times the rate of white Americans, according to a Sentencing Project report.

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