Police acquittals, mass killer's plea top O.C.'s court stories in 2014
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Jurors in January acquitted the two, who still face a civil suit filed by Thomas' father. Ramos had been charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, and … The plea came as Dekraai's attorney, Assistant Public Defender Scott …

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Readers sound off on freedom, President Obama, Postal Service
www.kansascity.com

The two countries supporting the failed policy were the same two facing so many recent human-rights violations, the United States and Israel. They should each recognize they're in very bad company. Much of the world is moving on, and we don't want to …

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Hoping for better stories in 2015
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According to the AP editors, the top story for 2014 was “police killings.” The deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Brooklyn – both black men killed by white police officers – gained national attention that ramped up when …

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Free Speech Review: 22 Significant, Silly, or Otherwise Noteworthy First …
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With the help of the Institute for Justice, Ocheesee Creamery is challenging the requirement, which it claims violates the businesses' right to "engage in truthful speech about its lawful skim milk." No Glove, No Love: Concluding a years-long …

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Top stories of 2014
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5, newly hired Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White announced that Kelley's use of force in the incident violated department policy. Kelley remained on the force. Police and city officials … Coeur d'Alene was pushed to the center of a national media …

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Pa. needs to protect innocent owners from civil forfeiture abuses: Editorial
www.pennlive.com

But the deal prosecutors forced on them barred their son from living in the home and the parents had to sign away key constitutional rights in any future case involving the house. And to keep from losing their home, they've had to show up at a string …

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The Benefits of Fewer NYPD Arrests
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The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, New York's largest police union, urged its members not to make arrests "unless absolutely necessary," according to the New York Post's report. … Citations for traffic violations fell by 94 percent, from 10,069 …

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Horrifying civil liberties predictions for 2015
www.washingtonpost.com

Officers at a major metropolitan police department will get caught breaking the law by fabricating tickets in order to steal overtime pay from taxpayers. However, a court will rule that because the officers' supervisors were also breaking the law, the …

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Man claims victory in wrongful arrest case
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“We think it a fair resolution and a vindication of the violation of Mr. Sudler's civil rights,” Messing added in an interview Tuesday. …. “One of the tragedies of these type of (wrongful arrest) cases is that the police do not get the right doer …

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