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July 01, 2015

Mich. woman sues police over scarf removal

She says she was ordered to remove headscarf, known as hijab, for a photo at the department - Full Story
July 01, 2015

Judge issues gag order in Texas biker shooting case

Order was issued Tuesday in lawsuit arising from May brawl in which nine bikers were killed and 177 people arrested - Full Story
July 01, 2015
Largest Fla. county approves citations for pot possession

Largest Fla. county approves citations for pot possession

Lets police issue $100 civil citations or community service hours for possession of up to 20 grams of marijuana - Full Story
July 01, 2015

Conn. legislature passes 'Second Chance Society' bill for low-level offenders

The bill emphasizes treatment and redemption over punishment and incarceration for low-level drug offenders - Full Story
June 30, 2015

Police commissioner: NYPD can reform itself

In an appeal to proposed regulations, commissioner told City Council goals can be reached through collaboration - Full Story
June 29, 2015
Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Trading sharp words on their last day together until the fall, the justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions - Full Story
June 29, 2015

Records of police misconduct can be kept from public, Md. court rules

Raised question of whether citizens have a right to know the outcome and other information about an investigation - Full Story
June 29, 2015
Ore. weed legal soon, but not legally sold

Ore. weed legal soon, but not legally sold

The legalization of recreational marijuana on July 1 makes the state the fourth to do so - Full Story
June 26, 2015

Judge dismisses suit over Calif OIS

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against three Oxnard police officers involved in the shooting of a mentally ill man in 2012 - Full Story



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