The Federal charges against the accused shooter – including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion – have been expected since Roof was arrested following the June 17 shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says that apparent irregularities in the video showing the controversial arrest of a woman who later died in jail are due to glitches. But the incident illustrates broader questions about how police camera footage should be handled.
At first, Sonja Farak, a state forensic chemist in western Massachusetts, was charged in two cases of misconduct at her workplace. But newly public documents suggest that her misconduct may affect tens of thousands of cases.
One year ago, bystander videos captured the arrest and killing by chokehold of Eric Garner. His death began a year of bipartisan soul-searching as many began to contemplate what needs to be done as the nation moves forward.
With police body cameras soon to become the new normal, controversy over the video of a police shooting near Los Angeles, made public earlier this week, has people wondering how the footage should be managed.
Ethel Rosenberg and her husband Julius were put to death in 1953 after being convicted of conspiring to steal secrets about the atomic bomb for the Soviet Union, though they maintained their innocence until the end.
Sanctuary policies prevent city workers from helping federal immigration officials identify and possibly deport people without immigration papers. The shooting has laid bare the different philosophies about that approach.
The Supreme Court made a number of important decisions this term, but none more transformative than legalizing gay marriage. The decision, however, does not settle the issue of gay rights and religious liberty.