| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Washington – Saying he is an "activist" who would not interpret the law without bias, a key Republican lawmaker led GOP opposition Thursday to the nomination of New Haven Corporation Counsel Victor Allen Bolden as a U.S. District court judge for...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:07 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:46 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:17 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:22 PM
The president of Bethlehem's NAACP believes Pennsylvania needs to reconsider its framework for charter schools before it becomes a system of separate and unequal schools.
At a forum hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:18 AM
PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton will come to Maine on Tuesday to campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor, Mike Michaud, party officials announced this week, shining a national spotlight on one of the most closely...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:48 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The authors and critics of Florida's re-drawn congressional map were back in a courtroom Wednesday haggling over the same seat that sparked their two year legal fight: the African-American-leaning district of Rep. Corrine Brown, D-...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:35 PM
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in cases involving more than two dozen local or state law enforcement departments over the last 20 years.
The most recent intervention is coming in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael...