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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

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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

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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

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Police commissioner: NYPD can reform itself

In an appeal to proposed regulations, commissioner told City Council goals can be reached through collaboration - Full Story

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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

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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

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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

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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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Cop killer suggests a conspiracy, sloppy Ga. police work

Cop killer suggests a conspiracy, sloppy Ga. police work

Acting as his own attorney, the defendant cites his persecution was a conspiracy by police - Full Story



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