Pretty much everyone in New York has ignored a law restricting the public release of police officer’s disciplinary records for more than 30 years. To be honest, most people probably forgot it was even on the books. However, that all changed once the police reformation activists, and even a judge, requested to get a look into the past of the officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold.
Many feel that a bill making it’s way through North Carolina’s state legislature would open up members of the LGBT community to an onslaught of discrimination. To show their support for the LGBT community, many celebrities have come out and donated the money from their shows in the state to LGBT-based organizations or even cancelled appearances altogether.
While it doesn’t appear that Beyoncé will be doing either for the Raleigh, NC stop on her latest world tour, she did make a public statement to show support.
Last week, lawmakers in Illinois passed a bill that would make it a felony to secretly tape any “private conversations.” The bill held steeper punishments for those recording the police.
A Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown can be now added to a long list of police shooting investigations that show that more officers walk free than not.
The panel was tasked with figuring out if Wilson had probable cause when he killed Brown, not whether or not he fatally shot the unarmed teen.
Florida police have confirmed yet another run-in with George Zimmerman.
According to officers, a man called 911 saying Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident.
A White House petition is calling for lawmakers to create and sign a bill into law that would require all state, county, and local police to wear a body camera.
The petition comes amid tense protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.
A small town in Texas has become the first city to officially ban undocumented immigrant children.
League City council members passed a resolution Tuesday evening that makes it illegal for undocumented children to enter the municipality.
Two Massachusetts men who were sentenced to life in prison under a mandatory life sentencing law when they were juveniles pleaded for freedom Thursday.
Joseph Donovan, 38, and Frederick Christian, 37 are hoping that their voices will be heard in light of recent changes to the state’s law regarding juvenile offenders.
Members of Arkansas’ Supreme Court tossed out a judge’s ruling to strike down the state’s voter ID law on Wednesday.
In a 5-2 ruling, justices vacated the Pulaski County judge’s decision that the law violates the state’s constitution.
North Carolina’s Supreme Court heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were reduced.
The appeal seeks to challenge the ruling of a law that allowed certain criminal defendants to challenge their sentences on the grounds of racial bias in their prosecutions.