Ferguson, Mo., lawsuit exposes debtors' prisons for traffic tickets
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Six months after Michael Brown was killed by cop Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, and after ongoing protests spread nationwide over police abuse there, a class-action lawsuit was filed Feb. 8 in federal … “Many impoverished people end up paying …

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Utah Questions Police Access to Controlled Substances Database
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To Weiler, unfettered police access to the database violates the Fourth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution covering search and seizure. And he's not entirely pleased with tactics to change his mind and not push for a warrant. “Police said people will …

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A look at some of Missouri Auditor Schweich's top findings
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(AP) — Tom Schweich released about 570 audits during his roughly four years as Missouri state auditor, which ended Thursday when he shot himself in what police describe as an apparent suicide. Those audits examined local school districts, … Schweich …

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'Mental anguish' law debated in federal court
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It was passed after a prerecorded commencement speech by Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life term for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer, was played in October before 21 graduates of Goddard College. His claims that he is the victim of a …

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Stories Continue To Emerge From Chicago Police Department 'Black Site'
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Whether or not the rights of an arrestee were violated plays out in the legal system, and if nothing goes to court or gets reported, little happens. “There is no punishment available for a violation of an arrestee's constitutional rights unless they …

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Ugandan gay people 'abused by police'
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Ugandan police harass and physically abuse gay people in custody, a report by a human rights group has said. Chapter Four Uganda documented several cases of men suspected of being homosexual having intrusive physical examinations. Homosexual …

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Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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2. Russian Cops Are Calling the Operation to Find the Killers 'Interception' … Putin and his circle are deeply corrupt, and they care about their assets in Europe. And this is a chance for European democracies, because even though Putin might act as …

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Battlefield Hardline's campaign will take the form of an episodic cop show
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In Hardline, you play as Nick Mendoza, a young detective who teams up with a new partner to bring down his corrupt former colleagues. By splitting up the story into episodes, Visceral says the campaign is able to focus more on its characters. That …

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Dakota Johnson Goes Back to Blonde, Trades in Fifty Shades of Grey Innocence …
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Johnson, 25, plays Ed Harris' daughter in the gritty flick about a war between a biker gang and dirty cops. She plays the character Imogen, and at one point appears to sport a drastic short haircut. "The powerful are corrupt," the trailer says. "The …

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