The federal government will no longer fund or provide to police armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber or higher, grenade launchers, bayonets or camouflage uniforms.
Attitudes are shifting about the death penalty – because of beliefs about revenge killing by the state, as well as legal and logistical issues, including botched executions and cases in which individuals have been found innocent.
Tsarnaev sentencing verdict: A jury sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death this afternoon, concluding the most high-profile death penalty case since the Oklahoma City bombing trial two decades earlier.
Jury deliberations on whether to execute Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or sentence him to life in prison without parole could begin Wednesday. The use of life without parole sentences in the US is growing rapidly.
Police in the US have come under fire for mistreating and sometimes killing unarmed suspects. But there’s another side to police work: the dangers that often result in the loss of those in law enforcement.
In a court motion to dismiss charges against them, Baltimore police officers arrested in the death of Freddie Gray say prosecutor Marilyn Mosby surrendered to an 'inferno of human rage' and that they were 'offered up to the masses' to quell rioting.
San Francisco is investigating some 3,000 arrests and prosecutions that may have been tainted by racist and homophobic text messages between police officers. It’s one more sign of police accountability.