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  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...
  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

    In the never-ending quest to preserve the government's history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction. Before delete keys on computers, there were paper shredders, erase buttons on tape recorders and trash cans. Think Oliver North...
  • LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains

    LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains
    The sweeps came on Friday nights in South Los Angeles, often before big events like Raiders games. Police would round up young men they thought were gang members and hold them over the weekend to keep violence down, a campaign launched by then-Chief Daryl...
  • Contract worker fired for trashing records at federal repository

    ST. LOUIS An employee of a genealogy website who was working at the federal records center in north St. Louis County, Mo., was fired for allegedly throwing out draft-card information, a federal administrator said. Bryan McGraw, director of the National...
  • Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

    States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law. The filing marks the first...
  • Federal appeals court rules for Mexican on torture claim

    A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who claim they were tortured in their home countries to show they cannot safely return to another part of the country they fled. The 9th U.S. Circuit...
  • Public defender: San Francisco jail inmates forced to fight

    Sheriff's deputies arranged and gambled on fights between San Francisco jail inmates and told them to lie if they needed medical attention, an official said. Public defender Jeff Adachi, an elected official, said that over the past few weeks at least...
  • Military chaplain wins partial court appeal of alleged discrimination

    WASHINGTON Pierre E. Saint-Fleur once earned distinction as California's most deployed military chaplain. Now, following three long tours in Iraq and several decades in uniform, the Haiti native and retired California Army National Guard officer is in...
  • NAACP opens call center to root out racially-biased police work

    NAACP opens call center to root out racially-biased police work
    Local citizens who believe they've been victims of racially-biased police now have a path to pursue justice: an NAACP-run call center that will log public complaints. Legal and minority advocacy officials Friday announced efforts to document possible...
  • Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

    Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement for far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights. Federal...
  • Amid scandal, PUC legal bills skyrocketing

    Amid scandal, PUC legal bills skyrocketing
    The embattled Public Utility Commission's legal bill for criminal defense by an outside law firm is growing rapidly. The PUC originally budgeted $49,000 for outside legal fees but now is allocating up to $5 million over the next year and a half....