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Baltimore police routinely violated the rights of blacks, Justice Department report says

Baltimore police routinely violated the constitutional rights of residents by conducting unlawful stops and using excessive force, according to a long-anticipated Justice Department report being released Wednesday.<p>The practices were overwhelmingly directed at the city's black residents in poor …

Justice

'My friends might be dead' - 911 tapes of shooting released

SEATTLE (AP) — Young people attending a house party in Washington state where a gunman opened fire last month frantically told a dispatcher that …

Washington State

Small protest in Utah after police cleared in teen shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A small band of protesters calling for an end to police brutality and the resignation of a Utah prosecutor demonstrated in Salt …

Justice

Groundbreaking Lawsuit Targets ‘Extortionist’ Cities Near Ferguson That Lock Poor People In Cages

Cities outside St. Louis have created "a modern day police state and debtors’ prison scheme that has no place in American society today."<p>ST. LOUIS ― Civil rights lawyers sued 13 St. Louis-area cities in federal court on Tuesday, alleging they violated the constitutional rights of poor people by …

Justice

Rod Blagojevich Gets No Break In Sentence

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's bid for a reduction in his 14-year sentence for corruption was rejected today by a federal judge in Chicago. U.S. District Judge James Zagel upheld the sentence despite pleas for leniency from the disgraced ex-governor, his wife and two daughters.<p>Judge Zagel, …