Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo has been found not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire. The US Justice Department has determined that Cleveland police for years engaged in a pattern of using excessive force.
Daron Dylon Wint was arrested Thursday by a fugitive task force and is charged with first-degree murder of a wealthy DC family and their housekeeper.. Wint is expected to appear in DC Superior Court on Friday afternoon.
Bikers involved in the Waco, Texas, shootout have been treated differently because they're white, some activists say. Such concerns point to how different communities view events through different lenses, media analysts say.
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.