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Trial Of Fourth Baltimore Police Officer In Freddie Gray Case Ends In Acquittal

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Another acquittal in Baltimore leads to questions about whether or not prosecutors should continue with the trials against the officers involved in the Freddie Gray matter.

Three Police Officers Killed, Multiple Others Injured, In Baton Rouge

Another targeted killing aimed at police.

Eleven Dallas Police Officers Shot, Five Dead, In Ambush At Protest

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A horrific night in Dallas.

Two Shootings, 1,000 Miles And 2 Days Apart, Bring Police Misconduct Back Into The Spotlight

Two cases quite a distance from each other, but in both police seem to be acting with a ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ attitude, especially when it comes to African-American men.

Homicide Rate At 51 Year Low

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If you listened to politicians or the media, you wouldn’t know that homicide rates are at a level unseen since 1963.

Hillary Clinton Interviewed By F.B.I. Regarding Private Server Investigation

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In a sign that the ongoing F.B.I. investigation into her use of a private email server and handling of classified information is coming to an end, the former Secretary of State was interviewed by Federal Agents today.

From the “You Can’t Make this Stuff up File”

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Via AL.com: Man wearing skeleton costume, 2 others steal erectile dysfunction drugs from Alabama pharmacy.

In McDonnell Decision, Supreme Court Places Important Limits On Prosecutors

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In overturning former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s conviction, the Supreme Court has sent a powerful message to overly zealous prosecutors.

SCOTUS Rules DUI Blood Tests Require Search Warrant, But Breath Tests Do Not

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The Supreme Court balances the Fourth Amendment against public safety concerns and, for the most part, gets it right.

Trial Of Freddie Gray Police Van Driver Ends In Acquittal

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The trial of the man who was believed to be the most culpable in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted, calling the entire prosecution strategy into question.

Bernie Sanders Blames Guns for Orlando Nightclub Massacre

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“Common sense” measures and the worst shooting spree in American history.

Oscar Pistorius Gets Double Jeopardy

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Sprinter Oscar Pistorius served only one year in prison after being convicted of manslaughter. Now, he’s facing fifteen years in prison after being convicted of murder in the same case.

50 Dead, 53 Injured In Attack On Orlando Nightclub

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An overnight shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida has left 20 people dead and at least 42 injured.

Federal Trial For Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Set For November

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It won’t be a very good holiday season for Charleston Church shooter Dylann Roof.

Today in “Unclear on the Concept”

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The subject in question is prison with the persons who are unclear being the Bundys (via TPM):  Shocker: Bundy Bros Discover That Jail Inmates Have Fewer Freedoms Ryan Bundy wrote in the document that “my rights are being violated. My right to life is being violated. All of my First Amendment rights are being violated. […]

Federal Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty Against Dylann Roof For Charleston Shootings

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Following in the footsteps of state prosecutors, Federal prosecutors have announced they will seek the death penalty for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.

Criminal Charges Against Bill Cosby Can Proceed To Trial, Pennsylvania Judge Rules

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A Pennsylvania Judge ruled today that there was sufficient evidence against Bill Cosby to allow the sexual assault charges against him to proceed to trial.

Second Freddie Gray Trial Ends In Acquittal Of Baltimore Cop

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An acquittal in one of the six Freddie Gray cases, but not an unexpected one.

Bowe Bergdahl Trial Delayed Until 2017, But Donald Trump Could Wreck The Entire Case

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Bowe Bergdahl’s Court Martial has been delayed until 2017, which raises the possibility that comments by Donald Trump could result in Bergdahl getting off scot-free.

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooter Robert Dear Found Incompetent To Stand Trial

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No trial for Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Robert Dear, at least not for now.

Supreme Court Appears Sympathetic To Bob McDonnell’s Appeal

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s fate lies the hands of the Supreme Court.

Former Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to fifteen months in Federal prison for his conviction on bank fraud charges related to an effort to cover-up decades old incidents of sexual abuse from the time when Hastert was a High School wrestling coach: CHICAGO —A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former House speaker J. […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Seizure of Property Needed To Pay For Defense Counsel

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A victory in the fight to reform civil asset forfeiture laws.

Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Charged With Battery Against Reporter

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The 2016 Campaign just keeps getting weirder.

Pennsylvania Judge Refuses To Dismiss Charges Against Bill Cosby Due To Immunity Agreement

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A Pennsylvania Judge has refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby based on an alleged 2005 Immunity Agreement.

A Legal Bombshell Could Wreck The Criminal Case Against Bill Cosby

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An agreement purportedly made ten years ago by a former prosecutor could mean the end of the criminal charges against Bill Cosby.

Supreme Court Accepts Appeal Of Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

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The Supreme Court has agreed to review the legal basis for the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on public corruption charges.

Obama’s Executive Action On Guns Is More Symbolism Than Substance

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The gun control regulations to be announced later today by President Obama later today amount to far less than the hype would lead you to believe.

‘Militia’ Takes Over Federal Wildlife Refuge

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A group led by Ammon Bundy, son of Clive Bundy, has taken over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon to protest somethingorother.

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

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After nearly two years of decades old stories leaking out, entertainment legend Bill Cosby has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2005.

Tamir Rice And The Question Of How The Law Should Handle Officer-Involved Shootings

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The decision by a Cleveland Grand Jury to decline to indict a police officer in the shooting of 12 year old Tamir Rice raises once again questions about how the law handles shootings involving police officers.

When Life Imitates an Episode of “Breaking Bad”

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Via WCVB:  $1 million in cash found in disgraced former state representative’s safe deposit boxes U.S. Marshals said they found the cash in safe deposit boxes controlled by John George, 68, who is also a former Dartmouth Selectman. George was convicted and sentenced to 70 months in prison on federal charges for embezzling from a […]

Delaware Becomes The Latest State To Decriminalize Marijuana

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Delaware has become the latest state to liberalize its laws regarding marijuana.

Mistrial In First Trial Of Officer In Freddie Gray Case Deals Prosecution A Setback

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A setback for prosecutors in the Freddie Gray case.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Ban On So-Called ‘Assault Weapons’ According To New Poll

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A new poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose a ban on so-called ‘assault weapons,’ a marked change from two decades ago.

Los Angeles Public Schools Closed In Wake Of ‘Unspecified Threats’

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Every public school in Los Angeles, which covers over 600,000 students, plus teachers and staff, has been closed for the day in the wake of unspecified threats.

Colorado Springs Shooter Robert Dear Admits Guilt, Confirms Motive, In Courtroom Outburst

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The man who killed three and wounded several others at a Colorado Planned Parenthood seemingly admitted guilt and motive in a courtroom outburst, but questions about his mental capacity remain.

Justice Department Opens Investigation Of Chicago Police Department

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The Justice Department has launched a widespread investigation into the operation of the Chicago Police Department in the wake of the murder of LaQuan McDonald.

Media Tour Of San Bernardino Shooters’ Home Mostly Shows Media At Its Worst

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Yesterday, cable news networks, and most especially MSNBC, showed their profession at its most pathetic.

San Bernardino Shooter Reportedly ‘Radicalized,’ Wife Pledged Support To ISIS, Before Attack

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The probability that the shootings in San Bernardino were at least inspired by ISIS and/or other Jihadist terror networks is increasing.

Have There Really Been 355 ‘Mass Shootings’ This Year? Only If You’re Relying On Bad Data

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No, there really haven’t been 355 ‘mass shootings’ since January 1st. Not unless you’re relying on completely unreliable data.

America’s Massive Decline in Gun Violence

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Mass shootings rightly grab our attention. But the obscure the overall picture of violent crime.

Suspects Dead In San Bernardino Mass Shooting, But Much Remains Unclear

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The suspects in the San Bernardino shootings are dead, but that’s about all we know so far this morning.

Police Shooting In Chicago Beginning To Have A Political Impact

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The October 2014 shooting of 17 year old LaQuan McDonald is beginning to have a political impact in Chicago and could have national political implications as well.

At Least 14 Dead, 14 Wounded In Mass Shooting In San Bernardino, California, Multiple Shooters Reported

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Multiple victims, and possibly multiple shooters, reported in San Bernardino, California.

Political Rhetoric You Disagree With Isn’t Responsible For Someone Else’s Criminal Acts

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Blaming political opponents for criminal acts they clearly didn’t commit or advocate isn’t a political argument, it’s demagoguery.

Colorado Springs Shooter Is An Enigma, But The Shooting Is Being Politicized Anyway

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We still don’t know very much about Robert Dear, the man who shot and killed three people at the site of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, but that hasn’t stopped the usual suspects from politicizing the case.

Info on the Colorado Springs Shooter

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Via NPR:  What We Know About The Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter

Gunman In Standoff At Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Clinic, Motive Unclear. Update: Shooter Now In Custody

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting

A gunman is holed up in a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs after shooting multiple people, but it’s unclear what if any motive may be involved in the shooting.

Another White House Fence Jumper, This Time Caught On Camera

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The additional security measures that the Secret Service has put in place didn’t stop a man from making a jump over the White House fence yesterday: A man draped in an American flag was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after he jumped the fence of the White House while the first family was inside celebrating […]

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