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2014/07/31 05:18
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Commissioner Frank Noonan said identical requirements for men and women make sense because most new troopers perform the same job, and that lowering standards would endanger safety and insult those...
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2014/07/31 03:07
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HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits...
2014/07/30 18:25
2014/07/30 18:25
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The Pennsylvania State Police will fight a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice that accuses the state police of discriminating against females because of the physical requirements placed...
2014/07/30 18:22
2014/07/30 18:22
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... Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes is suing the city for civil-rights violations, demanding a jury trial, with Police Chief Jose L. Lopez and City Manager Tom Bonfield named co-defendants. In a...
2014/07/30 15:22
2014/07/30 15:22
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SAN FRANCISCO - Civil rights attorney John Burris announced in San Francisco today that he has asked a special unit of the U.S. Department of Justice to look into the fatal shootings of four Hispanic...
2014/07/30 13:22
2014/07/30 13:22
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Jean Claude Roy, 32, who at one time lived on Brittania Circle in Germantown, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiring to commit sex...
2014/07/29 22:34
2014/07/29 22:34
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An unidentified person has filed a $100,000 lawsuit against the state, claiming the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries was wrong to share a civil-rights complaint with Portland media. The person...
2014/07/29 15:35
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Expectations are high for the Justice Department’s review of the San Diego Police Department. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and other have billed it as an “independent audit,”...
2014/07/29 00:44
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SAN DIEGO — A coalition alleging massive overuse of pepper spray on recalcitrant juveniles inside San Diego County detention facilities wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate. The...
2014/07/28 23:18
2014/07/28 23:18
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By Marian Wright Edelman and Julia Cass Special to the NNPA There is a photograph of a back road near Philadelphia, Miss. that was the final stop on our step-by-step journey through the final tragic...
2014/07/28 05:21
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When the U.S. Justice Department issued a damning report last week about civil-rights abuses by the Newark Police Department, Sen. Cory Booker — who served as the high-profile mayor of the city while...
2014/07/26 22:51
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The Memphis Center for Independent Living on Saturday announced plans to file federal complaints against the Wharton Law Firm, the Carter Malone Group and two Memphis law offices over...
2014/07/25 21:51
2014/07/25 21:51
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Robin Rosenberg was sworn-in Friday as the newest U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Florida during an "informal" ceremony watched by family, friends, judges, attorneys and others...
2014/07/25 18:48
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NEW YORK (AP) — Family members of a man who died in police custody have met with federal prosecutors in New York City to press for an investigation into the death. The Rev. Al Sharpton joined Eric...
2014/07/25 09:26
2014/07/25 09:26
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Clockwise from left: James Morrow, Javier Flores, Jennifer Boatright and her son Jacob, Dale Agostini, and Nelly Moreira. Many police budgets depend on money from forfeiture. Photographs by Ashley...
2014/07/24 18:03
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Relatives of Eric Garner, who died soon after New York police put him in a choke hold, will ask federal prosecutors this week for an investigation as new videos emerged of a second recent case of...
2014/07/24 13:12
2014/07/24 13:12
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Rain fell softly on Eric Garner’s white casket as it was loaded into a hearse that would drive the 43-year-old father, who died after a New York police officer put him in a chokehold, to his final...
2014/07/23 21:21
2014/07/23 21:21
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The One Newark Plan, rolled out last year by Superintendent Cami Anderson which includes closing and converting some district schools to charter’s, has sparked numerous protests and now a federal...
2014/07/23 20:18
2014/07/23 20:18
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S....
2014/07/23 10:14
2014/07/23 10:14
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A Colorado baker who was found guilty of discrimination for not baking a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is appealing the decision. Jake Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop hopes to win at the...
2014/07/31 05:18
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