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.
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.