On Thursday, the governor of California signed a “sanctuary state” bill that would place limits on how local law enforcement agencies can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The legislation was passed last by the Californian congress last month. Governor Jerry Brown played a pivotal role in negotiating the conditions underlying it. Brown’s signing of the
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A Nebraska doctor is facing a slew of malpractice lawsuits after being accused of repeatedly botching cosmetic surgeries. The Omaha-based physician, Dr. Gerard Stanley, Jr., is had seven complaints filed against him in August alone. In total, fourteen women have said coming under his scalpel has left them deformed. According to local news outlets, Stanley
The National Rifle Association (NRA) unexpectedly announced that it’d back efforts to ban ‘bump stocks’ in the aftermath of the United States’ worst-ever mass shooting. Mass murderer Stephen Paddock used several bump stocks to provide enhanced firing capability to a number of semiautomatic firearms. In the course off 11 short minutes, Paddock fired hundreds of
Congressional Republicans have warned their liberal colleagues that Trump’s take on a new deal for ‘Dreamers’ might be less sympathetic than they’d been led to believe. Politico reports that top-ranking lawmakers in the GOP said the commander-in-chief detailed a vision of what he wants Congress to do in exchange for leniency on DACA recipients. House
Complaints from within the New York Police Department suggest the nation’s largest law enforcement agency could have a problem with racial discrimination. In a lawsuit filed last week, three African-American men accused the NYPD’s intelligence division of discriminating against them. The complaint, as reported by The New York Times, hearkens back to a 2016 ruling
A federal judge ordered Iran to pay $63 million to Amir Hekmati, a United States Marine who spent four years imprisoned on espionage charges. According to The Washington Post, Judge Ellen Huvelle of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., granted Hekmati’s motion for a default judgment after Iran refused to respond to the complaint.
A five-part series from Reuters, as well as a PBS interview with one of the authors, has revealed that police-issued tasers have killed more than 2,000 Americans in the last two decades. Peter Eisler, a reporter working with Reuters, said that the investigation had begun simply enough – he and his colleagues wanted to see
After almost a decade of false starts and dismissals, a lawsuit filed by former inmates at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is moving ahead. The suit is directed against the civilian interrogators who were contracted and charged with overseeing the facility, which made international headlines after a series of terrifying photographs were made
A diabetic and convicted murderer from Georgia will receive a $550,000 settlement from the state after suing over the loss of a leg. The New York Times and Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that the inmate, Michael Tarver, originally filed the suit in longhand and without legal aid over three years ago. Tarver accused Dr. Chiquita Fye,
The mother of Ron Singleton, who died in police custody in 2014, settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the City of New York for $1.25 million. Singleton’s mother, Rebecca Singleton, accused the New York Police Department of using excessive force in restraining her son. A taxi driver had called the police to report the late
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