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June 01, 2015

Texas lawmakers pass 'campus carry' as session winds down

Allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms had repeatedly stalled under Texas Republican majorities since the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting - Full Story
June 01, 2015
High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

Court did not specify to lower courts exactly what the standard of proof should be - Full Story
May 31, 2015

Police body cam measure awaits action from Ill. governor

The bipartisan measure OK'd Saturday would make Illinois the first state in the country to implement a presidential task force's recommendations - Full Story
May 29, 2015

Calif. bills reinstating penalties for some crimes fail

Several of the bills attempted to counter voters' approval of Proposition 47, which reduced a range of felony crimes to misdemeanors - Full Story
May 29, 2015

Ill. house committee approves police body camera measure

Supporters of the bipartisan package say it is designed to help improve relations between police departments and the community - Full Story
May 28, 2015
New law limits what Minn. bounty hunters can wear, drive

New law limits what Minn. bounty hunters can wear, drive

Forbids bail bondsmen from using certain-colored uniforms or vehicles with emblems that the public might mistake for law enforcement - Full Story
May 28, 2015
Neb. abolishes death penalty in landmark vote

Neb. abolishes death penalty in landmark vote

The override vote — passed by the narrowest possible margin — drew a burst of applause from death penalty opponents - Full Story
May 26, 2015
Cleveland reaches settlement with DOJ over police conduct

Cleveland reaches settlement with DOJ over police conduct

Federal law enforcement officials are expected to monitor the troubled police agency's practices - Full Story
May 25, 2015

Baltimore police contract hurts accountability, study says

The contract states that officers cannot be disciplined if prosecutors place them on the "do not call list" — a list of officers who are not called to testify due to credibility issues - Full Story
May 24, 2015
Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Under plan, drivers with lesser infractions would pay half of what they owe, and administrative fees would be slashed from $300 to $50 - Full Story



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