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Top Investigator In Flint Water Crisis: Officials Could Be Facing Charges Including Involuntary Manslaughter

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A top investigator assigned to the Flint Water Crisis – which knowingly allowed dangerous levels of lead potentially causing deadly cases of Legionnaires disease – could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter. As the ongoing escalations in the crisis prompt Governor Rick Snyder to propose another $195 …

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Hackers Release Police Files That Show How Easily Cops Hide Complaints Against Themselves From The Public

Files released following the hacking of the country’s biggest police union show guarantees of secrecy over disciplinary records, a Guardian analysis finds. Photograph: Alamy

After hackers released files to the public taken from the Fraternal Order of Police, the largest union for law enforcement officers in the U.S., analysts have begun to examine heaps of data uncovered in the cyber attack. A wealth of information has been found in the 2.5 GB of released data, …

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NAACP Calls For Investigation In Lethal Force Used Against Unarmed Naked Man

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The use of lethal police force against 17-year-old David Joseph has evoked a call to action by both the Texas chapter of the NAACP and youth justice groups.  The Austin Police Department has named Geoffrey Freeman, a 10 year veteran of the force, responsible for the shooting of the black youth …

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Michele Bachmann Claims That Muslims Are ‘Nuking Western Civilization With Rape’

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Appearing Saturday on the “End Of Times” conservative radio program hosted by Ian Markell and Eric Barger, Michele Bachmann claimed that Islamic terrorists and Muslim Americans don’t need nuclear bombs to destroy Western Civilization because they have “rape culture.” Ignoring the fact that rape culture persists, well, everywhere in the …

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26th Rikers Island Officer To Be Arrested in Two Years; Nicole Bartley Charged With Rape and Smuggling

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Corrections Officer Nicole Bartley, 30, has been arrested for having an illegal sexual relationship with an inmate and smuggling marijuana. Bartley is now the 26th officer at Rikers Island to have been arrested for misconduct since 2014. Drug-sniffing dogs indicated the smell of marijuana on Bartley Saturday morning and although officers …

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Indiana One Step Closer To Passing Hate Crime Bill

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Indiana Senate Bill 220 passed the senate 34-16 and will now advance to the state House. This bill would offer the possibility of judges to impose harsher sentences to convicted criminals whose actions targeted victims based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry or sexual orientation. Indiana …

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