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Conservative Backed Death Penalty Repeal Bill Gets Hearing in Jefferson City

<b>JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX)</b> — Could Missouri repeal the death penalty? It’s up for discussion Tuesday in Jefferson City.<p>A Senate committee will consider a …

Man faces murder charge for death of girlfriend's son

Charge carries mandatory death sentence on conviction.<p>JOHOR BAHRU: An unemployed man, Mohd Hazwan Karim, 24, has been charged with murder by causing …

Christian Minister Reportedly Banned From Juvenile Jail After He Refused to Sign a Form Promising Not to Call Homosexuality ‘Sinful’

A Christian minister is accusing a Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice detention center of taking “blatantly unconstitutional” action after officials reportedly revoked his volunteer prison status over his refusal to comply with a LGBT policy that was put into place last year.<p>A complaint letter …

Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

BALTIMORE (AP) — Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement for far too long — up to 143 days in …

Child sent to juvenile detention centre after 'bully told teacher he had a bomb'

Armaan Singh Sarai's family claims they were not told where the 12-year-old had been taken<p>A 12-year-old Sikh boy spent three days in a juvenile detention centre after a 'bully' allegedly told teachers he had a bomb hidden in his school bag.<p>Armaan Singh Sarai of Arlington, Texas, was locked up on …

Wisconsin's Only Juvenile Detention Center Under Investigation

Allegations of physical abuse of teens by staff have sparked a state and federal investigation. Experts say the violence comes as the state tries to make juvenile lockups less like adult prisons.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>A difficult conversation is taking place in Wisconsin. It's about how to …

The Steep Costs of Keeping Juveniles in Adult Prisons

Despite federal statues prohibiting it, many states imprison those under 18 alongside adults, where they are much more likely to suffer sexual abuse and violence.<p>On December 14, 2015, Philip Chism, of Danvers, Massachusetts, was convicted of raping and murdering his high-school math teacher, …

Crime

Can Police Search My Vehicle?

Unlawful Vehicle Searches & Seizures

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits police from conducting “unreasonable searches and seizures.” And these constitutional …

U.S. Supreme Court

High court: Florida death penalty system is unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges — and not …

O.C. victim's father doesn't expect to see death penalty carried out

Steve Herr assumes he won't live to see the execution of the man convicted of murdering and then decapitating his son in the attic of an Orange County theater.<p>"Realistically, I'm not going to be around when he's put to death," Herr, 67, said a few days after a jury recommended the death penalty for …

Republicans vie for death penalty reconsideration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Committee on General Laws and Pensions will hear a bill to repeal the death penalty Tuesday.<p>The bill, SB 816, is …

Chicago police misconduct records in question - CNN Video

The destruction of police misconduct records in Chicago has sparked a legal battle. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.

How Philadelphia prosecutors protect police misconduct: Cops get caught lying — and then get off the hook

Officer Christopher Hulmes lied under oath, but for years never charged with perjury. Now 500 cases are at risk.<p>In Philadelphia, widespread allegations of corruption and perjury against members of the nation's fourth largest police department have in recent years shaken the criminal justice …

Chicago issues bonds to pay off $100 mln in police misconduct cases

​The mayor of Chicago, Illinois is attempting to issue $900 million in bonds to save the fiscally-faltering Windy City, but a big chunk of that will …