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California police officer charged with assaulting a teenager during a traffic stop

California police officer charged with assaulting a teenager during a traffic stop

A Los Angeles County police officer has been charged in connection with the arrest of a 16-year-old male he allegedly kicked after the teen had surrendered and was lying face down on the ground, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gasc√≥n announced Wednesday. Former Baldwin Park police officer Ryan Felton, 35, was charged with two…MORE

Strong probability that the suspected remains found in a Florida park are Brian Laundrie’s, family attorney says

Strong probability that the suspected remains found in a Florida park are Brian Laundrie’s, family attorney says

The apparent human remains authorities found Wednesday in a Florida park most likely belong to Brian Laundrie, the family attorney told CNN. Authorities found a backpack and a notebook they believe belong to Laundrie, 23, near the suspected remains while they were searching in the Carlton Reserve in North Port, FBI Special Agent in Charge…MORE

NYT: Agreement reached to scrap race as a factor in NFL concussion settlements

NYT: Agreement reached to scrap race as a factor in NFL concussion settlements

The National Football League and lawyers for Black players who accused the league of discrimination have filed a joint proposal to “scrap the use of a race-based method to evaluate dementia claims made by former players in the league’s concussion settlement,” according to a New York Times report. The Times reviewed a copy of the…MORE

2 people were killed and 8 children injured after Amish family’s buggy was rear-ended

2 people were killed and 8 children injured after Amish family’s buggy was rear-ended

A couple was killed and their eight children were injured after the family’s Amish horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended Sunday night in central Virginia, State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller told CNN in a statement. The driver of a Toyota Tundra allegedly rear-ended the family buggy in Cumberland County and left the scene but came back a…MORE

NYC mayor ‘troubled’ by video showing unmasked officers forcibly removing masked subway commuter
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NYC mayor ‘troubled’ by video showing unmasked officers forcibly removing masked subway commuter

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he was “troubled” by a video showing two unmasked NYPD officers removing a masked commuter from a subway station this week, and he said he expects discipline for the officers involved. “I didn’t like what I saw one bit,” de Blasio said in a news conference about…MORE

Black borrowers liken student loan debt to ‘Jim Crow’ saying it deepens racial inequality, new study finds
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Black borrowers liken student loan debt to ‘Jim Crow’ saying it deepens racial inequality, new study finds

Black borrowers say policymakers have ignored the racial and economic evidence of inequality in student loan debt with the majority insisting that canceling all student debt is the best solution to the crisis, according to a new report released Wednesday by The Education Trust. The report, which focuses on the perspectives and life experiences of…MORE

A Black girl was arrested at school in Hawaii over a drawing that upset a parent
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A Black girl was arrested at school in Hawaii over a drawing that upset a parent

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding policy changes after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing linked to a “run of the mill” dispute among children. In response to the incident, the ACLU sent a letter Monday to the Honolulu Police Department, the state Department of Education and…MORE

Man accused of killing Kristin Smart pleads not guilty
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Man accused of killing Kristin Smart pleads not guilty

The man accused of killing 19-year-old college student Kristin Smart in 1996 pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. Paul Flores, 44, faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly killing Smart in his dorm room in California. Prosecutors say Flores raped or attempted to rape Smart, who was then a freshman at California Polytechnic State…MORE

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