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Original Post by Fox News Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca reported to prison to begin serving his three-year sentence for corruption, according to federal records. Baca was sentenced to three years in prison for disrupting an FBI probe that was investigating abuses at the jails he oversaw. He was convicted of obstructing justice, lying to federal […]

Original Post from Democracy Now The 1968 Orangeburg massacre is one of the most violent and least remembered events of the civil rights movement. A crowd of students gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University to protest segregation at Orangeburg’s only bowling alley. After days of escalating tensions, students started a bonfire and […]

Original Post by Washington Post The conversation almost always begins in jail. Sitting with your client in the visitation room, you start preparing them for the most important decision the person has ever made. Though the case is just a few days old, the prosecution has already extended a plea offer that will expire within […]

Original Post by CNN A Walmart in Pennsylvania is facing a bedbug infestation after someone released the parasitic insects in a men’s changing room, state police said.A manager at the store in Edinboro found a closed pill bottle with live bugs crawling inside and reported it to authorities Thursday, police said in a release. The […]

Original Post by NPR West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday he has approved recommendations to fire all of the correctional officer cadets who participated in an apparent Nazi salute during a class photo. “As I said from the beginning, I condemn the photo of Basic Training Class 18 in the strongest possible terms,” Justice […]

Original post by the NY Times A former police chief in Florida was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison for ordering officers to arrest black people for crimes they did not commit in order to give the impression that his department was solving crimes, court documents say. Judge K. Michael Moore of the […]

Original post by CBS News (MSN) A Mississippi man who has been tried six times for the same murders is enjoying his first night of freedom in more than two decades. Curtis Flowers on Monday was released from prison following a hearing in which a judge granted him a bond of $250,000 — months after a big […]

Original Post News Republic A Broward County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after he was seen on a cell phone video slamming a teenager’s face onto the pavement at a South Florida strip mall earlier this year, authorities said Wednesday. An internal affairs review recommended Deputy Christopher Krickovich “be exonerated despite the video testimony and […]

Original post by NBC News Schools in parts of Jersey City, the state’s second-largest city, were on lockdown. Multiple police officers were wounded on Tuesday afternoon during a wild shootout and standoff in New Jersey, prompting a lock down at schools from miles around, authorities said. According to a preliminary investigation, a police officer was shot […]

Olivia Konotey-Ahulu Nineteen crew were kidnapped and remain missing, a spokeswoman for Navios, the ship’s owner said by phone Wednesday. The incident happened late Tuesday about 77 nautical miles from Bonny Island, a key loading point for Nigerian crude. The vessel had only recently collected its cargo. The waters of the Gulf of Guinea have […]

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