Illinois Is The 1st State To Tell Police They Can’t Lie To Minors In Interrogations

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a new bill into law Thursday barring police from lying to underage kids during interrogations. Commonly used interrogation tactics, such as promising leniency or insinuating that incriminating evidence exists, are banned when questioning suspects younger than 18 under the new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1. According to the Innocence Project, anContinue reading “Illinois Is The 1st State To Tell Police They Can’t Lie To Minors In Interrogations”

Hate Crime Case Against College Student Who Stomped on ‘Back the Blue’ Sign ‘Makes No Sense,’ ACLU Says

19-year-old Lauren Gibson was charged with a hate crime for stomping on a “Back the Blue” pro-police sign. She now faces a year behind bars or a fine of up to $2,500. According to reports, Gibson was traveling with friends from a camping spot in Panguitch, Utah, en route to California. One of Gibson’s friends was pulled over by a GarfieldContinue reading “Hate Crime Case Against College Student Who Stomped on ‘Back the Blue’ Sign ‘Makes No Sense,’ ACLU Says”

Fired Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Planting Drugs on Innocent People

Fired Jackson County deputy Zachary Wester, 28, was sentenced on Tuesday to more than a decade in prison for planting drugs on innocent people during traffic stops. With 58 days of jail credit, Wester has to spend a total of 12 years, six months, and eight days locked up on charges including racketeering, official misconduct, perjury,Continue reading “Fired Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Planting Drugs on Innocent People”

Death toll mounts in South Africa rioting after Zuma jailing

The death toll from rioting in South Africa rose to 45 on Tuesday as police and the military tried to halt the unrest in poor areas of two provinces that began last week after the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. Many of the deaths in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces occurred in chaotic stampedes asContinue reading “Death toll mounts in South Africa rioting after Zuma jailing”

Let’s talk about San Jose’s new gun control initiative – Beau of the Fifth Column

Man killed by Portland police called 911 himself, seeking mental health care

Michael Ray Townsend was a musician. Not the type of musician who occasionally picks up the guitar and strums out a few basic chords. He played the violin, the piano and the drums. “He could even play the seven-string guitar. He played guitar behind his back,” said his younger sister, Rachel Steven. “He started playingContinue reading “Man killed by Portland police called 911 himself, seeking mental health care”

Let’s talk about how Trump’s talking points are made – Beau of the Fifth Column

All the Ways Republicans Are Trying to Make Protesting a Crime – VICE

So far this year, GOP lawmakers in 32 states have introduced over 80 anti-protest bills. This segment is a round-up of those bills, from the ones that could take your student loans to the ones that could make it a crime to taunt a cop. It explores the GOP’s go-to way of responding to protests:Continue reading “All the Ways Republicans Are Trying to Make Protesting a Crime – VICE”

Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists

Two Palestinian journalists were arrested by Israeli security forces in Jerusalem yesterday and were placed in administrative detention today, bringing the total now held administratively by the Israelis to 13. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Israel’s misuse of administrative detention to hound Palestinian reporters. A video showing yesterday’s arrest of the two Alkofiya TV journalists has angered local organisations. It showsContinue reading “Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists”

‘You shouldn’t be able to breathe,’ officer tells man before he dies

LEWISBURG, Tenn. (WTVF) — He repeatedly told deputies he could not breathe. But the deputies and police officers he struggled with taunted him until he died. An exclusive NewsChannel 5 investigation is raising questions about the death of William Jennette last May inside the Marshall County Jail in Lewisburg, Tennessee. His daughter has filed aContinue reading “‘You shouldn’t be able to breathe,’ officer tells man before he dies”

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