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.
A convicted murderer in Massachusetts unsuccessfully argued that her Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment was being violated and the surgery is necessary to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder.
Nebraska and Oklahoma say marijuana laws in neighboring Colorado are causing harm to their states and want the US Supreme Court to intervene. On Monday, court showed interest in the case by asking the Obama administration for a brief.
With the Freddie Gray case, Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has been thrust into the international spotlight focused on racial equality and police conduct. 'She's a strong woman,' says her husband. 'She was built for this.'
Recent violent encounters between police and citizens have prompted greater use of video cameras by both sides. Evidence indicates fewer incidents of use of force and fewer complaints when police officers turn on their cameras.