Mumia Abu Jamal in court seeking path to again appeal case

Former death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal is in court asking a judge to vacate his previous failed appeals attempts, so he can again appeal his case. The former Black Panther spent 29 years on death row following his conviction in the 1981 murder of white Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

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MS-13 gang tells members to murder a Long Island cop ‘like we do in El Salvador’

The notorious MS-13 gang recently told its membership to randomly murder a Long Island cop, with the NYPD in turn placing its officers on high alert, a police source said. An informant went to the Hempstead police on Wednesday to recount his chilling …

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Disturbing Video Shows Man Robbing 70-Year-Old Woman after Bible Study

A 70-year-old Tennessee woman had just left Bible study Tuesday when a mugger ripped the purse out of her hands, causing her to fall face first onto the asphalt parking lot, according to Nashville police. Footage shows a silver Dodge 1500 pickup truck pull up to the woman as she walks through the parking lot.

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3 black Airbnb guests questioned by police plan lawsuit

Three black people plan to sue a Southern California police department over what they say was an excessive response to a racially motivated 911 call, but police say their officers’ response was polite, brief and nothing out of the ordinary. The Rialto Police Department said Monday it had received notice of legal action by the three, who were leaving an Airbnb rental with their luggage when a neighbor called police on April 30 to report a burglary in progress.

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The Latest: Black Airbnb guests questioned by police to sue

A lawsuit is planned by three black people briefly detained by police in Southern California after a 911 caller wrongly reported they might be burglars. The Rialto Police Department said Monday that it has received notice of legal action by the three, who were leaving an Airbnb rental with their luggage when a neighbor called police on April 30. But one of the renters, Kells Fyffe-Marshall, wrote on social media that they were “surrounded” by seven police cars and told to put up their hands.

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Philadelphia ballot questions 2018: Vote yes | Editorial

An independent citizen-driven police oversight board with authority and teeth has eluded this city for decades. If there was any doubt of that, the Police Advisory Commission’s statement following the Starbucks incident in which police arrested two black men speaks volumes: It issued a statement saying that police acted ” in accordance to the law ” and that the two men might not have been legally entitled to be at the coffee shop.

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