by on February 19, 2018
A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole on Monday, more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff’s deputy at age 17. A three-member panel from the state parole board voted 2 to 1 to keep Henry Montgomery imprisoned. The hearing was his first chance at freedom since his conviction decades ago. Montgomery now must wait another two years before he can request another parole hearing. A vot...
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by on February 15, 2018
An NYPD sergeant was acquitted of all charges Thursday in the fatal shooting of an emotionally disturbed Bronx woman armed with a baseball bat. Bronx Supreme Court Judge Robert Neary cleared NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry in the Oct. 18, 2016, death of Deborah Danner, 66, who was shot twice after a seconds-long standoff with the cop in her Castle Hill bedroom. The eight-year NYPD veteran sat stoically as Neary announced his verdict in the bench trial. The victim’s sister Jennifer Danner raised h...
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by on January 30, 2018
Clockwise from top left: Marcus Taylor, Daniel Hersl, Maurice Ward, Jemell Rayam, Evodio Hendrix, Wayne Jenkins and Momodu Gando.  In April 2016, a 13-year-old boy was shot by officers of the Baltimore Police Department. The boy ran when faced with the police, so they gave chase. During the chase, the police spotted the boy holding a gun, and when he turned, they shot the teenager. The youngster wasn’t critically injured, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case of a justifiable use of fo...
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by on January 27, 2018
Police at the scene of the deadly shooting A journalist who went to the scene of a deadly US school shooting discovered the 15-year-old alleged attacker was her son, it is claimed. Two students were killed and 21 injured at the Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. The editor of the Marshall County Daily Online, Mary Garrison Minyard, had gone to the site following reports of gunshots, according to colleague Ann Beckett. Ms Beckett told the Courier Journal she went to ...
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by on February 3, 2018
The State Highway Patrol said Friday it is reviewing actions of troopers during a protest outside a Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Bladen County. Scores of animal-rights activists gathered Thursday outside the plant in Tar Heel, reputed to be the largest in the world, and when some blocked truckloads of hogs from entering, troopers and Bladen County deputies were called to clear the protesters off the road. The encounter quickly escalated as authorities tried to keep the protes...
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by on December 29, 2017
An off-duty NYPD detective was busted on drug possession and unlicensed driving charges, cops said Thursday. Timothy O’Brien, 35, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. in lower Manhattan’s 1st Precinct. He’s charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlicensed operator. An NYPD spokesman would not provide additional details about the arrest, stating only that the matter was being investigated by the Internal Affairs Bureau. ...
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by on February 7, 2018
A former Brooklyn Criminal Court sergeant pleaded guilty to public lewdness and was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge on Wednesday after he forced a woman to perform a sex act on him in a court stairwell. Former Court Sgt. Timothy Nolan being sentenced to public lewdness in Brooklyn Supreme Court.  Timothy Nolan, 58, resigned from his position on Tuesday after previously being suspended without pay. He has since lost his pension for the Oct. 21, 2016 act that also slapped ...
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by on February 16, 2018
Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics. He built an electric car out of recycled parts that far outdistanced a Tesla in a  test. He launched what he thinks is the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cellphones and other electronics into functional devices, slowing the stream of harmful chemicals and metals into landfills and the environment. His California-based company processes more than 41 million pounds of e-waste each y...
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by on January 27, 2018
This week, New Jersey reporters with the Asbury Park Press exposed a vast network of police corruption in the state. The revelations of widespread corruption are the latest evidence of how deeply broken the U.S. policing system is. For the past ten years, New Jersey governments have spent more than $42 million to cover up police misconduct, and over 200 state residents have been the victim of police abuses. In one particularly horrific incident, an officer named Khan brutally beat a man w...
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by on February 3, 2018
STRIP CLUB DANCERS, WORKERS, AND SUPPORTERS MARCH IN IN NEW ORLEANS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2018, TO PROTEST THE RECENT POLICE RAIDS Community activists, strippers, and service workers protested Thursday in New Orleans, in response to police raiding eight strip clubs in the city’s French Quarter over the past two weeks. Police say the raids were meant to combat human trafficking, but haven’t made any arrests from the raids and police have not provided evidence of human trafficking to the publ...
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by on December 30, 2017
Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, leads a march of people protesting the Staten Island, New York, grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer involved in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, in December 2014. Activist Erica Garner, the eldest daughter Eric Garner who died at the hands police in New York City, died Saturday after a major heart attack. Garner was 27. A representative of the family announced via Garner’s Twitter account that the heart attack over Christmas we...
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by on February 8, 2018
In Maryland, closing arguments are scheduled to begin today for two Baltimore police officers who are part of what has been described as one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation. The officers were part of an elite plainclothes unit called the Gun Trace Task Force—but, according to prosecutors, the unit acted more like a criminal outfit. In his opening argument during the trial, the lead federal prosecutor, Leo Wise, said, “They were, simply put, both cops and ...
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