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Even Cops Think the Officer Who Killed Brendon Glenn Should Be Prosecuted. Los Angeles’ Prosecutor Doesn't

Brendon Glenn is dead.<p>Like in the countless cases that preceded his, Glenn was an unarmed black man killed by a police officer. Like those of his …

If D.A. Jackie Lacey won't charge the LAPD officer who shot Brendon Glenn, some ask: When would she prosecute?

If there was ever a police shooting that would bring criminal charges against a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles, the killing of Brendon Glenn near the Venice boardwalk looked like it could be the one.<p>The shooting was captured on video. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck issued an …

Law Enforcement

Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in …

Black Voters

Judge rules Dylann Roof is competent to face death penalty trial in killing of 9 blacks at South Carolina church

Nov. 25, 2016<p>https://apnews.com/6e6a969aff264850b160aec4c869b43c<p>Link copied!<p>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Judge rules Dylann Roof is competent to face death penalty trial in killing of 9 blacks at South Carolina church.

If you don’t understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher’s death, you never will

His car broke down. An officer said he looked “bad.” Now he’s dead.<p>Countless studies, statistics, investigations, and anecdotes tell us that a person’s race can determine the kinds of interactions he or she will have with the police — and how likely it is that he or she will survive the …

Innocent? Don't talk to the police.

Someday soon, when you least expect it, a police officer may receive mistaken information from a confused eyewitness or a liar, or circum­stantial evidence that helps persuade him that you might be guilty of a very serious crime. When confronted with police officers and other government agents who …

Los Angeles

Police can use evidence found during illegal stops, Supreme Court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court today delivered a damaging blow to the Fourth Amendment “by making it even easier for law enforcement to evade its requirement …

Sotomayor: US high court needs more diversity, in many ways

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and …

Judiciary

This Is How Medical Negligence Can Kill Immigrants Held at ICE Detention Centers | VICE News

When Pablo Gracida-Conte was admitted to the Eloy immigrant detention center in Arizona on June 10, 2011, the 54-year-old Mexican immigrant had no history of chronic illness, and no significant medical issues.<p>Nine days after he arrived at Eloy — which is run by the private prison company …

Supreme Court to render a verdict on Obama's use of executive authority

The Supreme Court has often dealt a big blow to presidents in their second term.<p>Harry Truman was rebuked for claiming the power to seize strike-bound steel mills during the Korean War. Richard Nixon resigned shortly after the court ruled unanimously he must turn over the Watergate tapes.<p>Bill …

Immigration

Panel: LAPD justified in death of homeless black man

Full screen<p>1/3 SLIDES © AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers<p>2/3 SLIDES © AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File<p>3/3 SLIDES © Provided by Associated Press<p>3/3 SLIDES<p>LOS …

Portraits of L.A.’s Homeless Influence City’s Strategy to Help Them

For the past three months, photographer Martin Schoeller—known for his tight portraits of President Barack Obama, Jay-Z, and anyone else you’ve heard of—has been posting pictures of homeless Los Angeles residents to his Instagram account. Each photo is captioned with a short interview or a quote …

Supreme Court says class action lawsuits can survive compensation offers

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a rare setback Wednesday to companies trying to avoid potentially expensive class-action lawsuits.<p>The justices ruled that offers of full compensation to the lead plaintiff in such a case do not automatically end the legal challenge. The 6-3 decision was written …

Supreme Court to Consider Obama Immigration Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up the Obama administration's proposed new immigration plan that could shield more than four million people from deportation.<p>If the court rules by this spring in favor of the White House, President Obama could begin putting the changes into effect …

Colo. man imprisoned for 28 years after woman dreamed he raped her expected to be freed after convicted rapist admits to crime, DA claims confession is a lie

A man locked up for almost three decades after a Colorado woman had a dream he raped her is expected to be freed after someone else confessed to the …

Thousands of More Drivers May Now Qualify to Join the Lawsuit Against Uber

Drivers who are now seeking vehicle-related and phone expenses from the ride-sharing company can now be covered by the lawsuit, in addition to the original plaintiffs.<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP)--A federal judge Wednesday increased the number of drivers eligible to join a lawsuit against ride-hailing …

Judge rejects racial discrimination lawsuit filed by Cleveland police officers

Nine officers claimed after 2012 shooting that department treats non-black officers who shoot black people more harshly than black officers who do so<p>A federal judge rejected a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by Cleveland police officers involved in a 2012 shooting that left two unarmed people …

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LAPD underreported serious assaults, skewing crime rate for 8 years

With the incidents counted correctly, violent crime in the city was 7% higher than the LAPD reported in the period from 2005 to fall 2012, and the …

Review: Officers did not violate policies in killing

The review by the Police Policy Studies Council of Spofford, New Hampshire, determined that Antonio Zambrano-Montes, 35, controlled much of his …

LA Times

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Young Black Males: Pushed Out and Away

Damien Durr is a brilliant young man who grew up in Ohio in a family of teachers where education was always stressed. No one—including Damien—ever thought he wouldn’t finish high school. When his father, grandfather and aunt all died within a short time of each other as he was starting high school, …

High School

Oregon officers turn in police chief, allege racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alex Stone knew he had no other choice.<p>The police officer in Clatskanie, Oregon, filed a formal complaint when he allegedly heard the city's police chief making racist comments.<p>"I had to do this," he told CNN affiliate KOIN, but he said the aftermath hasn't been easy.<p>"I've received death …

Poll: Blacks, whites agree police treat blacks differently

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Sharp differences exist between the way blacks and whites view the treatment of blacks by police, according to a poll being released Wednesday by the National Bar Association, the organization of black lawyers and judges.<p>According to the poll, 88% of blacks believe black people …