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Philly DA Larry Krasner won't seek cash bail in certain crimes 22.2.2018 Philly.com News
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said Wednesday that prosecutors would no longer seek cash bail for people accused of misdemeanors and some nonviolent felonies, a significant policy shift that could have a wide-ranging impact on the city's criminal justice system.
Looking back: Evangelist Billy Graham's visits to Philadelphia drew hundreds of thousands 22.2.2018 Philly.com News
Evangelist Bill Graham has undoubtedly left a mark on the hundreds and thousands of Philadelphians who heard his message first-hand during his two visits to the area in 1961 and 1992.
FBI investigating fatal shooting involving Colorado deputy 21.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The FBI is investigating a fatal shooting involving a sheriff's deputy on tribal land near the Colorado-Utah border.
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Two people shot in southwest Denver; one suspect in custody, one at large 21.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Two people were shot in southwest Denver on Tuesday night, police had one suspect in custody and were looking for a second suspect.
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Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatal DUI crash in Jefferson County 21.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a vehicular homicide, DUI crash in Jefferson County that killed an 85-year-old man.
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Philly father sentenced to 10 to 20 years for shooting death of 4-year-old daughter 21.2.2018 Philly.com News
Maurice Phillips was sentenced to 10 to 20 years, followed by 20 years of probation, for the April 2016 shooting death of his daughter, Tahirah, 4.
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Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing 20.2.2018 AP National
TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) -- A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole....
The US Is Set to Execute Three People in a Single Day 19.2.2018 Mother Jones
After its 1996 high, when 315 people were executed in the United States, the death penalty has been steadily on the decline. Just 23 people were executed last year in 8 states—the second fewest executions in the last 25 years. And while 31 states have the death penalty on the books, only a handful actually carries them out.  There are […]
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Man Who Hacked Muslim to Death on Camera in Rajasthan Makes New Hate Videos From Jail 19.2.2018 The Wire

In the videos, Shambhulal Regar makes it clear that he has no regrets over killing Mohammad Afrazul.

The post Man Who Hacked Muslim to Death on Camera in Rajasthan Makes New Hate Videos From Jail appeared first on The Wire.

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"Pro-Immigrant" Liberalism and Capitalist Exploitation: Why Corporate Democrats Do Not Support Immigrant Justice 18.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema pose for photos with immigration reform activists after a discussion on immigration reform October 23, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the fate of DACA up in the air, Democrats have been relatively silent on the plight of nearly 10 million other undocumented immigrants. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) The immigration debate, which teeters between racist vitriol from the right-wing and pro-immigrant discourse from corporate liberals and multicultural elites, deliberately ignores the fundamental issue of exploitation under a capitalist system. Immigrant workers are, above all, a means to turn a profit for both those in the detention and deportation business as well as industries that thrive on cheap labor. Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema pose for photos with immigration reform activists after a discussion on immigration reform October 23, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the fate of DACA up in the air, Democrats have been ...
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Life or death main decision for school shooting suspect 18.2.2018 AP National
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison....
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Former UW student sentenced for killing another student 17.2.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A former University of Washington student who killed his girlfriend in what authorities describe as a drug-fueled rage has been sentenced to 18 years and four months in prison....
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Prosecutors will seek death penalty for gang member accused of killing Whittier cop 17.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against an admitted gang member accused of killing his cousin before fatally shooting one Whittier police officer and wounding another, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced Friday.

Michael C. Mejia, 27, a convicted felon with a history...

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Mall of America stabber sentenced to 15 years in prison 17.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Mahad Abdiraham, 20, pleaded guilty last month to stabbing two brothers inside of Macy's last November.
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Philly man claiming innocence moves a step closer to vindication 17.2.2018 Philly.com News
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office vacated Dontia Patterson's conviction and his life sentence, agreeing that his trial lawyers were ineffective and that he deserves to be retried.
What happened when New Jersey stopped relying on cash bail 16.2.2018 Philly.com News
One year into New Jersey's nationally-watched overhaul of its bail system, the state's pretrial jail population has dropped 20 percent. But some data is still missing - and money for the program is running out.
In peace as in war, Colombia's ex-rebels live apart from society 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

This compound in the mountains southwest of Bogota was supposed to be abandoned by now, its white pre-fab houses and water treatment plant dismantled, its residents packed up and gone.

It was hastily erected by the government as part of the November 2016 accord that ended a five-decade conflict...

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An accomplice will die in prison while the killer goes free: The strange justice of Pennsylvania's felony-murder law 16.2.2018 Philly.com News
More than 1,100 people are serving life sentences for second-degree murder; in an untold number of those cases, the principal perpetrator has long since gone home.
Could one Philly convict's exoneration prompt DA Larry Krasner to examine other decades-old murders? 16.2.2018 Philly.com News
Two Philadelphia men have been fighting for decades to prove they were wrongfully convicted of murder. The release of documents in an unrelated civil case may have helped their cause.
El Salvador commutes woman's 30-year abortion sentence 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

El Salvador's Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the sentence of a woman serving 30 years in prison for what she says was a stillbirth.

The court ruled the evidence in the case did not prove she took any specific action to abort the pregnancy, which is illegal in El Salvador, and thus was eligible...

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