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  • Bolden Nomination to U.S. Court Advances Despite GOP Opposition

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bethlehem NAACP airs charter school concerns

    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...
  • 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...
  • Bill Clinton to stump for Maine governor hopeful

    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...
  • Redistricting Redux in the courtroom

    Redistricting Redux in the courtroom
    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-...
  • Justice Department has widened involvement in local law enforcement in past 2 decades

    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...