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Kimani Gray: Guilty Until Proved Innocent
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Police say he pulled a loaded gun. Some media reports say the officers were highly decorated for bravery. Other reports note that they had cost the department more than $215,000 in payouts for at least five lawsuits alleging civil rights violations …

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Second teen files suit against Fort Lee cops after being locked in van for 15 …
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… seeking unspecified damages, is the second member of the group to file a federal lawsuit against the borough and the police department. A similar complaint was issued by lawyers representing Adam Kim in December, claiming various civil rights …

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Judge bans airing of Lifetime movie 'Romeo Killer'
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Porco sued Lifetime, claiming that the film violated New York Civil Rights Section 51, the state's version of publicity rights, which allows a person to seek redress if his or her "name, portrait, picture or voice is used … for advertising purposes or …

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Mental-health officials clash on NY gun law reporting
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The governor has come under fire since passing the law, which is considered the toughest gun-control law in the nation. Gun-rights groups said it violates the Second Amendment, and two lawsuits are pending. Mental-health and other medical groups have …

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Stop-And-Frisk Costs In New York Questioned Anew With Trial, Teen Killing
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Court records show five legal settlements paid by the city to people who claimed their civil rights were violated by Sgt. Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova — the cops involved in Gray's killing. The settlements cost taxpayers about $215,000, …

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Gun deaths in US shaped by race, locale
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The most ardent advocate of gun rights, the National Rifle Association, casts the link between guns and suicide as something of a virtue. "Gun owners … It was a gift to her father from his father-in-law, a former Reno police officer. Shannon …

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Indicted former Pittsburgh police chief has supporters, detractors
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Jarret Fate, 32, of Squirrel Hill sued the city, Harper and Assistant Chief George Trosky claiming they violated his civil rights by keeping former Detective Bradley Walker on the force despite violent incidents in his past. A judge dismissed claims …

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Saggy pants could be banned in Terrebonne Parish
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According to Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office records, 45 people have been ticketed in the law's five-year existence. Terrebonne Councilman John Navy said the Terrebonne … Councilman Greg Hood, a retired Houma Police captain, said the ordinance is …

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Lost signals, disconnected lives
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Offenders and their advocates say that GPS breakdowns waste taxpayers' money with unnecessary police work and lockups, and hamper offenders' efforts to restore relationships with their families and retain jobs. The DOC says the system is reliable, but …

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