by on February 9, 2018
We now have a vague idea of why Paul Manafort associate Richard Gates‘ attorneys want off his case: irreconcilable differences. This doesn’t do much to explain things, however, as available court filings don’t describe what these irreconcilable differences are. Also, there’s a gag order on the case, which is based on charges brought against Gates and Manafort by Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s office. “As a basis for counsel’s motion to withdraw as counsel of record, undersigned coun...
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by on February 14, 2018
After increased pressure from inmate advocates and Gov. Cuomo, the de Blasio administration Wednesday announced a plan to build a new jail in the Bronx and renovate three existing facilities off of Rikers Island. The NYPD Tow Pound in Mott Haven will be home to a new facility as part of the city’s plan to create smaller and safer jails. The other sites are: Queens Detention Center, Brooklyn Detention Center and the Manhattan Detention Center. De Blasio said that there will be one pu...
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by on February 3, 2018
The 9 biggest questions about the Nunes memo, answered House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., walks away after speaking to reporters after a meeting at the White House March 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. DESPITE STRONG OBJECTIONS from the Justice Department, House Republicans released a four-page memo on Friday challenging the “legitimacy and legality” of the FBI’s surveillance of Carter Page, a former adviser to the Trump campaign suspected of having ties to Ru...
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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
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 February 3, 2018
Bianca Bennett, 27, had spent just 10 months on the police force and was months away from getting married when she was killed WHAT TO KNOW NYPD Sgt. Randolph Price has been indicted in the off-duty fiery car crash that killed a 27-year-old cop, his passenger, nearly a year ago Price, 33, faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in the Feb. 1, 2017 crash that killed Bianca Bennett Bennett was an office for just 10 months when she died...
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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 February 5, 2018
In the aftermath of the chaos that erupted in Philadelphia as Eagles fans tore through the streets celebrating their Super Bowl victory, many could not help but notice the difference in how the public and officials reacted to riots by fans compared to those prompted by civil unrest.  Rioters toppled structures, tore down light poles, and vandalized vehicles and storefronts as they celebrated the Eagles' Super Bowl victory. "Somehow, it seems there's a line drawn in the sand where destr...
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by on February 5, 2018
Officer Camilo Rosario contradicted the defense argument that Deborah Danner used ‘a lethal weapon’ against the sergeant NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry in Bronx Supreme Court on the first day of his trial on January 30. The 66-year-old mentally ill woman fatally shot by New York City Police Department Sgt. Hugh Barry didn’t swing a baseball bat, an NYPD officer testified on Monday, contradicting the defense argument that she used “a lethal weapon” against the sergeant. The witness, Office...
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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 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 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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