Street vendors sue Los Angeles over seizures in Fashion District
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Street vendors in the trendy Fashion District of downtown Los Angeles sued the city and the neighborhood's business improvement district, accusing them of illegally destroying their carts and other property, harassment and threatening some with …

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“Ball of Confusion” Documentary on 1968 to Debut on WCVE PBS
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In March, President Lyndon Johnson — stained by plunging the country into an immensely unpopular and divisive war, despite his historic success in passing the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts just a few years earlier – stunned the nation by …

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Students decry WWU sexual assault reporting process; investigation underway
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The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights in April agreed to investigate the school's handling of sexual violence cases. WWU is one of more than 100 institutions in the country under investigation for their compliance with Title IX …

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Feds end prosecution of Alabama police officer with 'All lives matter'
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Under the federal civil rights charge, the jury must not only find Parker deprived Patel of the right to be free from unreasonable force, but the jury must also find Parker acted willfully. Basically, he had to intend to violate Patel's rights on that …

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Chicopee's Michael Bissonnette promises to finish projects, bury hatchet with …
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In fact the relationship is so hostile, the police chief is suing Bissonnette for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress and the city of neglect and violating his civil rights. When Police Chief John Ferraro retired in 2012 …

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Boo! Stopped by the Police? There's an App for That!
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… the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado launched Mobile Justice Colorado, a new police accountability tool that not only details your rights to witness and record police interactions, but also allows you to submit cell-phone videos of civil …

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Eric Parker takes stand in his own civil rights trial
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Attorneys for former Madison police officer Eric Parker called eight defense witnesses, including Parker, during his civil rights violation trial Friday morning. Parker testified he was training another officer, Andrew Slaughter, the day they received …

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South Carolina classroom arrest raises questions about police role in schools
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The U.S. Department of Justice also is investigating whether federal civil rights violations should be charged against Fields. The girl also was charged with disrupting school. But, "(even) though she was wrong for disturbing the class, even though she …

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Dancing D.C. cop goes viral amid police brutality debate, The Washington Post …
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Video of a South Carolina cop yanking a student out of her desk after confronting her about using her cellphone in class stoked the debate over police brutality and eventually got the officer fired Thursday. The Washington Post reports a police officer …

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