263 Overturned Murder ConvictionsJust 16 New Suspects Charged

July 4, 2017

Ninety-two year-old Emma Crapser spent the last night of her life playing Bingo at St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, about a half a mile from her Poughkeepsie, N.Y. apartment. Upon her return home, she was murdered, apparently in the course of an intended robbery. According to court documents, she had asphyxiated after being bound and gagged with five pieces of material [stuffed] down her throat–including a chisel-like instrument, cloth, and…

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Police funding: Cuts ‘threaten ability to tackle mass riots’ – BBC News

June 23, 2017

She said: “I recognise the fact that we cannot carry on at that emergency level indefinitely.” Cyber threat Mr Thompson, finance lead at the NPCC, which works with police leaders, called on the government to “stabilise” police funding so it can tackle not only terrorism but other threats, such as cyber-crime. “Last year we saw the prison service snap under pressure with riots in Birmingham Prison. We cannot afford this…

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The Solution To America’s Gun Violence Isn’t More Guns

June 16, 2017

WASHINGTON For a few hours after a gunman shot a member of Congress and four other people in the Northern Virginia suburbs on Wednesday, lawmakers were unified against the political vitriol that seemed to drive the attack. But when questions inevitably shifted to how lawmakers would respond to the bloodshed of yet another mass shooting, it became clear that the brief display of agreement was more symbolism than substance. Democrats…

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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

May 27, 2017

Under the Back the Blue Act, introduced on May 16 by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the Senate and Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) in the House, suing cops in federal court for violating the constitutional rights of civilians will be limited. So,even if the individual can prove their rights were violated by an officer, police departments would be able to claim an individuals injuries were a result of that persons…

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Trump Asked Comey When Feds Would Say He Wasn’t Under Investigation

May 19, 2017

Two people briefed on the call told the newspaper it took place just weeks after Trumps inauguration.Comey declined to answer the question. In February, senior White House officials confirmed that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to publicly dispute reports of communications between Trump campaign officials and Russia. Benjamin Wittes, a friend of Comey and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was quoted by…

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