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Cleveland judge inspects car after police fired 137 shots in manslaughter case

Cleveland police fired 137 shotsA judge in Cleveland quietly asked questions of attorneys and law enforcement officers on Friday while examining a bullet-riddled car at which Cleveland police fired 137 shots, killing two unarmed suspects after a high-speed chase in November 2012.

Cuyahoga County common pleas Judge John P O’Donnell made the visit, which also included a tour of the crime scene, on the fifth day of trial for Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo, 31, who is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30.


2 women in truck that ran down black man get max terms

2 women sentenced in hate crimeTwo women who were in the truck used by a white teenager to run down a black man in 2011 received the maximum sentences for their charges in federal court on Thursday.

Judge Henry Wingate sentenced Sarah Adelia Graves to five years in prison and Shelbie Brooke Richards to eight for conspiracy to commit a hate crime in James Craig Anderson's death.

Graves, 22, of Crystal Springs, and Richards, 21, of Pearl, were in the truck with Deryl Dedmon the night of the hate crime killing of Anderson.


Stingray spying: FBI's secret deal with police hides phone dragnet from courts

Stingray spyingThe FBI is taking extraordinary and potentially unconstitutional measures to keep local and state police forces from exposing the use of so-called “Stingray” surveillance technology across the United States, according to documents obtained separately by the Guardian and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Multiple non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) revealed in Florida, New York and Maryland this week show federal authorities effectively binding local law enforcement from disclosing any information – even to judges – about the cellphone dragnet technology, its collection capabilities or its existence.


Florida House Approves Bill To Let Adoption Agencies Refuse Gay Parents

Florida statehouseFlorida lawmakers approved a measure on Thursday that would allow private adoption agencies refuse to let gay couples adopt children.

The bill, which passed the Florida House 75-38, would prevent the state from revoking the license or refusing funding to an adoption agency that refused to let a gay couple adopt a child on religious or moral grounds, ThinkProgress reported.


NCAA's Lauren Hill Dies of Brain Tumor at 19

Lauren HillLauren Hill spent her final year polishing a layup and inspiring others to live fully. She succeeded at both as she fought an inoperable brain tumor.

The 19-year-old freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University died at a hospital Friday morning, the co-founder of her foundation, The Cure Starts Now, said.

"Through Lauren's fundraising and advocacy efforts, she not only became a spotlight on the lack of funding for cancer research, but she most certainly has become a beacon guiding researchers for years to come," The Cure Starts Now co-founder Brooke Desserich said.


Oklahoma passes bill to allow nitrogen gas executions

Oklahoma state houseOklahoma is one step closer to becoming the first state to allow executions by nitrogen gas after the state Senate on Thursday passed legislation legalizing the method. The bill was unanimously passed 41-0.

The law, should Gov. Mary Fallin sign it, would make death by nitrogen gas the preferred method of execution if lethal injection drugs are not available or are found to be unconstitutional.


Massachusetts cop arrested, faces civil rights, assault charges over inmate spat

Massachusetts cop arrestedA Massachusetts police officer is facing civil rights charges after he allegedly assaulted a prisoner and made disparaging remarks about the prisoner's "black" skin.

Investigators said surveillance video shows Officer Michael Motyka, 50, a 17-year department veteran, beating a handcuffed and shackled inmate in a holding cell and forcing him against a wall. The inmate was punched, thrown on the ground and kicked, investigators said.


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