Civil rights violations

June 28, 2019 - 6:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal involving two people convicted in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal. The justices said Friday they would hear a case in the fall involving Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni. They were convicted in 2016 of fraud and civil rights violations...
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This undated selfie provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, U.S. Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with allegedly killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care and attempted murder for the shootings of two Iraq civilians in 2017. Gallagher is scheduled to go on trial Monday, June 17, 2019. (Edward Gallagher/Courtesy of Andrea Gallagher via AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 6:35 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seasoned combat veterans who described losing comrades and taking war prisoners were questioned Monday as possible jurors in the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq. All but one of the potential jurors in the court-martial of...
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June 17, 2019 - 8:12 am
The mayor and police chief of Phoenix are apologizing to a family that filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit over an incident caught on video. Dravon Ames and his pregnant fiancée Iesha Harper say they are still shaken three weeks after their encounter with Phoenix police. "I'm not able to sleep...
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FILE- In this March 11, 2002 file photo, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin watches during the sentencing portion of his trial in Atlanta. Al-Amin, the militant civil rights leader known in the 1960s as H. Rap Brown who was convicted of killing Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Kinchen and wounding Deputy Aldranon English in a shootout in March 2000, is challenging his imprisonment, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:29 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A 1960s black militant-turned-Muslim cleric is challenging his imprisonment for the killing of a sheriff's deputy in 2000, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, 75, gained prominence in the 1960s as a Black Panthers leader known as H. Rap...
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FILE- In a Nov. 6, 2018 file photo voters wait in line on election day in Southfield, Mich. A three-judge panel has ruled that Michigan's congressional and legislative maps are unconstitutionally gerrymandered, ordering the state Legislature to redraw at least 34 districts for the 2020 election. The decision issued Thursday, April 25, 2019, also requires special state Senate elections to be held in 2020, instead of 2022 as scheduled. The judges say the maps drawn by Republicans in 2011 violate Democratic voters' constitutional rights.(Clarence Tabb, Jr /Detroit News via AP, File)
April 25, 2019 - 1:25 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A three-judge federal panel ruled Thursday that Michigan's congressional and legislative maps were unconstitutionally gerrymandered for partisan gain, ordering the state Legislature to redraw at least 34 districts for the 2020 election. The decision also requires special state...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) yell during a protest in San Francisco. A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing VMware, a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 23, 2019 - 6:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. The case is one of several filed recently against major U.S...
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April 10, 2019 - 2:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration appealed a judge's ruling Wednesday that would block it from returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await court hearings. The one sentence appeal filed in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not immediately ask to stop the lower court ruling from...
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April 09, 2019 - 5:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A soccer fan says in a lawsuit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV determined might be deemed offensive. Jon Kotler applied for...
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March 19, 2019 - 7:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who spent more than six years in prison after police framed him for murder received a $13.1 million settlement from the city of San Francisco on Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by Jamal Trulove. The settlement was...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses the decision that his office will not file charges against the two Sacramento Police officers in last years fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 05, 2019 - 6:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general announced Tuesday that he won't charge two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, joining a local prosecutor in finding that the officers reasonably believed Stephon Clark had a gun as he moved toward them...
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