California police officer gets 6 years for shooting mentally ill man

A California police officer was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed mentally ill man nine times as the man drove slowly away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Terri Mockler said evidence showed that 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda was driving 6 milesContinue reading “California police officer gets 6 years for shooting mentally ill man”

Former Tenn. deputy accused of raping 14-year-old strikes deal to avoid prison, sex offender status

Brian O. Beck, 47, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, court records show. A former sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee accused of raping a 14-year-old girl struck a plea deal with prosecutors last week that keeps him out of prison and from having to register as a sexContinue reading “Former Tenn. deputy accused of raping 14-year-old strikes deal to avoid prison, sex offender status”

Oklahoma Rep. Terry O’Donnell, wife indicted over law change that let her become tag agent

A state representative was accused Friday in a grand jury indictment of misusing his power to change the law so his wife could become a tag agent. Terry O’Donnell is charged in the indictment with five felonies and three misdemeanors. “He denies any wrongdoing,” his attorney, Mack Martin, said. His wife, Teresa O’Donnell, faces three felonies andContinue reading “Oklahoma Rep. Terry O’Donnell, wife indicted over law change that let her become tag agent”

Rick Perry sent Mark Meadows text outlining ‘aggressive’ strategy to invalidate election, report says

Mr Perry reportedly sent the text days before some states finished counting votes The House select committee investigating the 6 January insurrection believes ex-Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is responsible for sending a text message to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows which suggested that three state legislatures to unilaterally declare former president Donald Trump the winner ofContinue reading “Rick Perry sent Mark Meadows text outlining ‘aggressive’ strategy to invalidate election, report says”

Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries

Removal appears to violate district’s own policies Copies of at least nine book titles have been removed from libraries at four high schools in the Canyons School District — all in response to an email from a parent who expressed concerns about the titles she said she learned about through social media videos. The removalContinue reading “Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries”

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Poland-Belarus: Putin behind migrant crisis at border, says Polish PM Morawiecki

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has accused the Russian President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating the migration crisis on the country’s border with Belarus. “(Belarusian leader) Lukashenko is the executor of the latest assault, but this assault has a sponsor who is to be found in Moscow, and this sponsor is President Putin,” Morawiecki said duringContinue reading “Poland-Belarus: Putin behind migrant crisis at border, says Polish PM Morawiecki”

Two law enforcement officers indicted in death of man shot 76 times during 2016 raid

A grand jury on Tuesday returned an eight-count indictment against two law enforcement officers in connection with the 2016 killing of a man shot 76 times during an attempted fugitive arrest in the Atlanta area. Eric Heinze, an assistant chief inspector with the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and Kristopher Hutchens, a ClaytonContinue reading “Two law enforcement officers indicted in death of man shot 76 times during 2016 raid”

DOJ adds 2 top prosecutors to Matt Gaetz investigation, sources say

The Washington-based pair recently joined a team of investigators in Florida. Two top prosecutors in the Justice Department were added several months ago to the ongoing federal probe examining sex trafficking allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz, two sources familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News. The Washington-based prosecutors, one with expertise in child exploitation crimesContinue reading “DOJ adds 2 top prosecutors to Matt Gaetz investigation, sources say”

Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his second in command on Thursday defied subpoenas requiring them to testify before an oversight commission about ganglike groups of deputies and an investigative unit that has targeted the sheriff’s critics. The snub is the latest ploy in an increasingly hostile power struggle between Villanueva and the Sheriff Civilian OversightContinue reading “Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas”

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