Category: Law and Order

Los Angeles Mayor: ICE Agents Undermine ‘Decades of Work’

Los Angeles Mayor: ICE Agents Undermine ‘Decades of Work’

Los Angeles city officials claim ICE agents are undermining ‘decades of immigrant relations’ by identifying themselves as police.

/ February 25, 2017
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40 Years Later, Etan Patz’s Family Gets Justice

Nearly four decades after 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished on the way to his school bus stop, his killer is paying the price.

/ February 15, 2017
Jeffrey Sandusky Facing Sexual Assault Charges Against Minor

Jeffrey Sandusky Facing Sexual Assault Charges Against Minor

Jerry Sandusky's son has been arrested on multiple sexual offense charges involving children, more than five years after his father was arrested.

/ February 14, 2017
Court Refuses to Reinstate Trump Travel Ban

Court Refuses to Reinstate Trump Travel Ban

A federal appeals court refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges....

/ February 10, 2017
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Rhode Island Lawyer Reveals Police ‘Third-Shift Terror Squad’

A lawyer calls it the “third-shift terror squad”: a band of white officers who patrol the South Side of Providence at night and, residents say, strike fear into blacks and Latinos by harassing and in some cases beating them. “They’re...

/ February 9, 2017
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Investigation Reveals Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Is No Abortion Crusader

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised a crusading anti-abortion Supreme Court nominee who would work to overturn the Roe v. Wade opinion that legalized abortion. But an Associated Press review of decisions and writings by Neil Gorsuch, the federal...

/ February 2, 2017
Lawyers: Police Made Wrongful Arrests on Inauguration Day

Lawyers: Police Made Wrongful Arrests on Inauguration Day

Some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly swept up in a group of 230 people arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day, lawyers said. The group was charged Saturday with felony rioting, punishable by...

/ January 24, 2017
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Prosecutor: Orlando Gunman’s Wife Knew of Terror Plot

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, prosecutors said Tuesday during a brief court appearance a day after...

/ January 18, 2017
Supreme Court

Supreme Court to Limit Workers’ Right to Sue Employers

The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether employers can require workers to sign arbitration agreements that prevent them from pursuing group claims in court. The justices agreed to consider an issue affecting millions of workers who have signed...

/ January 17, 2017
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Supreme Court Takes Up Controversial Muslim Detention Suit

Ahmer Abbasi speaks softly as he describes the strip searches, the extra shoves, the curses that he endured in a federal jail in Brooklyn following the Sept. 11 attacks. “I don’t think I deserved it,” Abbasi said during a telephone...

/ January 15, 2017