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Court of appeals hears arguments on Sawina sentence 20.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Anthony Sawina's attorney says 39 years for attempted murder of two men is "extraordinary."
Racial disparities plague Pennsylvania's life-without-parole system - but can it be fixed? 18.9.2018 News
Black Pennsylvanians are sentenced to life-without-parole at a rate 18 times higher than white ones. Advocates say it should be recognized as a "major human rights issue."
Faribault prison on lockdown after inmate hurts 4 guards 18.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state's largest prison was on lockdown Monday evening.
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Election laws may discourage some from voting, even if they are allowed 13.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many people who want to vote face obstacles like past criminal records, voter ID laws and purging of voter rolls. Even if they aren't barred from voting, they may be kept from the polls.
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Minneapolis man pleads guilty in fatal shooting, faces over 37 years in prison 11.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minneapolis man has decided to plead guilty to second-degree murder in order to avoid a possible life sentence at trial, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.
Jury fines man $1 for punching Charlottesville rally organizer 6.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When "Unite the Right" organizer Jason Kessler attempted to hold a news conference after a woman was killed protesting his rally, an angry group shouted him down — and one man threw a punch.
Suspect in Camden County police ambush held without bail 5.9.2018 News
Juan Figueroa, one of three suspects charged in the ambush of two Camden County police detectives, was ordered held without bail Tuesday, pending trial.
Slain Ardmore model's father says she was the 'brightest light that ever lived' 30.8.2018 News
Stuart Kraft said his daughter, Christina Carlin-Kraft, had moved to Ardmore a year ago at the suggestion of her boyfriend.
Self defense - or murder? A Philly woman killed her alleged abuser and faces prison 30.8.2018 News
Letoya Ramseure of Frankford is one of thousands of victims of domestic violence who wind up facing criminal charges.
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Justice for Our Stolen Children Camp stands up for Indigenous children 28.8.2018 - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater The violent deaths of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan and Tina Fontaine in Manitoba hit their families, communities and First Nations pretty hard. These were youths who had their whole lives ahead of them. The fact that deep-seated institutional and societal racism and violence against Indigenous peoples is what led to their deaths is a glaring injustice that we have seen happen many times over to our people. But the other glaring injustice is how institutional and societal racism and violence allows the killers of our people to walk free. The high level of impunity for lethal race-based violence against Indigenous peoples serves only to reinforce the racist idea that Indigenous lives don't matter. Without intervention from federal, provincial and municipal governments, agencies and police forces, our people will continue to be at risk. Canada's failure to act on this crisis means that First Nations must continue to take action to stand against these injustices which are killing our ...
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Sen. John McCain, former presidential nominee and prisoner of war, dies at 81 26.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The two-time presidential candidate served for 30 years in the U.S. Senate and was a Washington institution known as a political maverick. He had an aggressive form of brain cancer.
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Camden man who shot 8-year-old girl during gang war gets 51 years in prison 25.8.2018 News
Tyhan Brown, a Camden man who shot an 8-year-old girl who bicycled into the crossfire during a street fight, was sentenced Friday.
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Complaint: Prosecutor allowed witnesses to lie on stand in retrial of innocent man 23.8.2018 News
Once imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, Anthony Wright is now going after his prosecutor for misconduct in his 2016 retrial.
Minnesota teen sentenced in football teammate beating 21.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A southern Minnesota teenager will serve jail time for taking part in an assault on a high school football teammate that left the other teen unconscious last fall.
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Family says corrections officer killed at Stillwater prison feared for his safety before attack 18.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The family of Joseph Gomm, the corrections officer killed while on duty inside the Stillwater prison in July, has hired an attorney and is considering suing the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
For sale: Historic NE Pennsylvania jail haunted by the ghosts of hanged coal miners 16.8.2018 News
On June 21, 1877, a day dubbed "Black Thursday" four Irish miners, part of a group called the "Molly Maguires," were hanged inside the Carbon County Prison, while six others were hanged in Pottsvlle.
Inmate accused of killing guard now faces first-degree murder charges 16.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A grand jury in Washington County on Tuesday returned an indictment against Edward M. Johnson, 42, on charges of premeditated murder and murder of a prison guard.
Members of MOVE 9 remain in prison 40 years after police attack 9.8.2018 - News for the rest of us
US Politics Forty years ago this week, on Aug. 8, 1978, Philadelphia police launched a massive attack on the house of MOVE, a radical, back-to-nature, anti-police-brutality and largely African-American organization. As MOVE's women and children huddled in the basement, firefighters blasted the house with at least four high-pressure fire hoses, filling the cellar with water. Police used a bulldozer and fired tear gas into the house. One young MOVE member, Delbert Orr Africa (MOVE members assumed the surname "Africa" in honor of the group's founder, John Africa), emerged shirtless from the house, with arms raised. With TV cameras rolling, police mercilessly beat him, kicking him in the ribs and head. Amidst a burst of gunfire that morning, Philadelphia Police Officer James Ramp was killed. While all MOVE members denied using firearms, nine were convicted of third-degree murder for the officer's death, each given 30- to 100-year sentences. They became known as the "MOVE 9." Veteran Philadelphia journalist ...
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Judge: Ventnor woman charged with killing mother, grandmother 'manifested extreme violence' 9.8.2018 News
Heather Barbera, charged with killing her mother and grandmother in their Ventnor condominium last month, has agreed to remain in jail until her trial. A judge in Mays Landing said Barbera 'manifested extreme violence.'
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Murder charge readied against inmate in prison officer's killing 2.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Thursday that Edward Muhammad Johnson will be formally charged with first-degree murder in the death of Stillwater prison officer Joseph Gomm.
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