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Ex-con faces year in jail for living in location police approved

A man who was convicted of sexual assault for having sex with his 15-year-old girlfriend when he was 17 faces a year in jail for living too close to a school — even though he says police told him the location was acceptable. By many people’s standards, Matthew Freeman shouldn’t…

In New Orleans, chaos in the streets, and in police ranks too

Originally published by ProPublica During the turbulent days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, New Orleans police shot 10 civilians, at least four of whom died, according to interviews and internal police documents. Some incidents involving police were widely publicized and have prompted a U.S. Justice Department inquiry into the conduct…

Prisoner at center of ‘KopBusters’ campaign may soon be freed

The woman at the epicenter of a Texas filmmaker’s crusade against allegedly corrupt police may soon be freed thanks to a federal judge’s decision to vacate her sentence. Yolanda Madden, who was jailed in 2005 after being convicted of possession of and intent to distribute narcotics, was the reason that…

Cop shooting suspect cramping Huckabee’s presidential aspirations

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee granted clemency in 2000 to man sought in connection to killings; Issues statement attempting to deflect some of the blame; ABC: Huckabee freed other criminals Four police officers were gunned down in an execution-style ambush at a coffee shop in Washington state, triggering a manhunt…

Four police slain in ‘targeted ambush’ near Washington air force base

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee granted clemency in 2000 to man sought in connection to killings; Issues statement attempting to deflect some of the blame; ABC: Huckabee freed other criminals Four police officers were gunned down in an execution-style ambush at a coffee shop in Washington state, triggering a manhunt…

Taser International to police: don’t fire at suspect’s chest, may cause ‘adverse cardiac event’

Oh really, now — how long have I been blogging about this "electrical shock device" and the deaths, maimings and abuse heaped upon the guilty and the innocent, the elderly, the mentally disabled, the bedridden and wheelchair bound, as well as humans minding their own business on bicycles and at…

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