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  • Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance

    Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance
    Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in...
  • Pentagon sends weapons, other materials to Georgia colleges, schools

    ATLANTA Scenes this summer of police in armored vehicles and riot gear launching tear gas on protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have brought increased scrutiny of a federal program that transfers surplus military supplies to local law enforcement agencies....
  • Comcast: Discovery, Other Critics Tried 'Extortion' Tactics to Stay Quiet on Merger

    Comcast is coming out swinging at critics of its proposed $45 million acquisition of Time Warner Cable, accusing corporate opponents of "extortion" tactics by demanding favorable business terms as a condition of staying neutral or supporting the...
  • Fall TV season brings a new-found commitment to diversity

    In 2008, when America's broadcast networks unveiled their new TV schedules, only one show was anchored by a minority and he was a black cartoon character voiced by a white actor. Six years later, prime time is undergoing a big, multicultural change. When...
  • Doctor Gets 14 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Patients

    Doctor Gets 14 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Patients
    MIDDLETOWN — The woman looked Dr. Tory Westbrook in the eye and spoke slowly, with confidence. Referring to him as "Mr. Westbrook," she said he ruined her life by sexually assaulting her in an exam room. "Each day is still a struggle," said the...
  • Ferguson plan for police oversight board is derided as 'insulting'

    Ferguson plan for police oversight board is derided as 'insulting'
    A proposal for greater citizen oversight of the Ferguson Police Department has been criticized as "weak" and "insulting" by police experts and St. Louis-area officials who examined the plan Thursday, while others say it is a positive step forward that...
  • Ferguson brings new attention to Cardin bill on profiling

    Ferguson brings new attention to Cardin bill on profiling
    Sen. Ben Cardin said Tuesday that his legislation to prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling had received renewed national attention after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last month. Speaking at a briefing on Capitol...
  • Ferguson council faces angry calls for reform at first meeting since shooting

    Ferguson council faces angry calls for reform at first meeting since shooting
    City leaders in Ferguson, Mo., confronted demands for reform from an angry crowd at their first public meeting since last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer ignited weeks of protests. The atmosphere was charged from...
  • Officers' body cameras to pose tough issues for Chicago police

    Officers' body cameras to pose tough issues for Chicago police
    The Chicago Police Department is preparing to try out body cameras on some of its officers, joining a growing national trend that is raising hopes of increased police professionalism but also a raft of difficult questions about how the cameras should be...
  • Voters mostly approve of police, but views split along racial lines

    A solid majority of California voters believes local police have a tough job and do it well, but nearly a third say law enforcement targets minorities unfairly, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The survey found attitudes toward...
  • Tensions high at first Ferguson council meeting since teen's shooting

    Tensions high at first Ferguson council meeting since teen's shooting
    City leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, confronted demands for reform by several hundred people on Tuesday night at their first public meeting since last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer ignited weeks of protests. The...