Several new far-reaching laws aimed at increasing accountability in the investigations of police shootings and complaints against officers are taking effect this week in Maryland -- a response to mass protests against racial injustice in policing that swept the country last year. The ambitious police reform measures were approved by the Democrat-controlled Maryland General Assembly earlier this year, after lawmakers overrode three vetoes from Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The changes followed last year's public outcry over the deaths of Blacks and other abuses in encounters with police nationwide.
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- Lexington Herald-Leader
The nurse who previously said she had no regrets wrote that she is “sorry for what happened that day.”
Two Florida elementary school physical education teachers have been accused of entering the wrong apartment, and one of the intruders […] The post 2 school teachers accused of going into wrong apartment, getting in bed before shooting tenant appeared first on TheGrio.
- The Daily Beast
‘I Just Killed a Guy’: Texas Man Admits He Chased Down Moroccan Driver Before Killing Him, Affidavit Says
Courtesy Caldwell County Sheriff's OfficeOn Friday morning, Terry Turner, a 65-year-old man who police say shot and killed 31-year-old Adil Dghoughi on Oct. 11 in Martindale, Texas, was arrested and charged with murder.According to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, a warrant for Turner’s arrest was issued on Thursday for the murder of Dghoughi. On Friday morning, Turner turned himself in. Fred Weber, the Caldwell County District Attorney, told The Daily Beast that Turner was charged with mur
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The wife of a Texas man recorded him smashing a computer with a claw hammer in a child porn case.
- Business Insider
A Frontier Airlines pilot accused of secretly recording a Florida student with a spy camera has been arrested, police say
A Florida college student, who was allegedly recorded by a Frontier pilot, told WKMG she saw a flashing light and discovered a camera recording her.
- Kansas City Star
Inside the house, there was nothing but a sofa and a bed with no sheets. | Opinion from Melinda Henneberger
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyFlorida’s Governor Ron DeSantis gave us a sneak preview of how Republican leaders will challenge the Biden Administration’s proposed mandate that would require private sector employers with 100 or more employees to either vaccinate their staff or impose weekly COVID tests. The mandate would affect nearly two-thirds of the private sector workforce, and judging from the success of other recent mandates, it would be a major step towards
'She Started Screaming': Controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Spars with Liz Cheney on House Floor
"They got into a back and forth about 'Jewish space lasers,' " Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin told reporters after the altercation — as Greene says she was criticizing the Capitol riot investigation "witch hunt"
Brian Laundrie's bones were found this week at a Florida nature preserve. The 23-year-old was a person of interest in the killing of Gabby Petito.
"Her behavior suggests somebody that ... is not tethered to reality or basic standards of decent behavior," the CNN host said of her fight with Liz Cheney.
- The Daily Beast
Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via GettyWith a hint of confusion in his eyes and a whiff of failure in the air around him, Joe Biden is watching his approval ratings continue to plummet to the point where just 42 percent of Americans approve of his job performance.Which makes sense, since at least so far Biden really doesn’t seem very good at this whole being president thing despite dreaming of and preparing for it for decades. With his staff trying to hide him from the press, and his pencha
The 5-year-old boy's mother and her boyfriend have been arrested. Prosecutors said the couple asked others to lie about the child's whereabouts.
- USA TODAY
Milwaukee police found Major Harris’ body in a storage bin a week after his mom was found shot. Her family said she was a victim of domestic violence.
Mass. Professor Sentenced for Attempting to Murder Her Colleague in Gruesome Attack That Lasted 4 Hours
Rie Hachiyanagi is convicted of beating and torturing a longtime co-worker because her "love" for the woman was unrequited
- Associated Press
Colombian security forces have captured the country’s most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who stayed on the run for more than a decade by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left and right. President Iván Duque likened the arrest Saturday of Dairo Antonio Úsuga to the capture three decades ago of Pablo Escobar. Colombia's military presented Úsuga to the media in handcuffs and wearing rubber boots preferred by rural farmers.
- Fox News
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin called for the resignations of Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler and the Loudoun County School Board in the wake of a bombshell email this week. The email showed that Ziegler alerted the board to reports of a male student wearing a skirt allegedly assaulting a female student in a girl's bathroom – about a month before Ziegler publicly declared that he had no record of bathroom assaults.
- KFSN – Fresno
Investigators say the two suspects had just stolen beer and were running out of the store when they fired shots from the parking lot.
- Miami Herald
A dispute between neighbors turned deadly on Wednesday in Umatilla in Central Florida.
- The Guardian
In the swampy surrounds of South Carolina’s low country, the scandal involving the wealthy, powerful Murdaughs is billowing – but if people know things, they’re not saying Hampton, South Carlina., on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Attorney Alex Murdaugh and his family have steered much of the legal world in this town of 2,600 for a century. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins) Photograph: Jeffrey Collins/AP It’s a story as thick and unctuous as South Carolina’s low country mud. Those in the know aren’t talking,
- USA TODAY
According to lawyers, here are some of the potential legal ramifications of the tragic Alec Baldwin prop gun incident that killed a cinematographer.