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May 27, 2016 2 Comments

Louisiana’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law Makes It A Hate Crime To Target Police

The state is the first in the nation to include police and other emergency responders under its hate crime laws.

May 23, 2016 Comment

Officer Charged In Death of Freddie Gray Is Found Not Guilty

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted today in Baltimore.

May 23, 2016 Comment

U.S. Supreme Court Throws Out Death Sentence From 30 Years Ago

The Supreme Court overruled a 30-year old death sentence for a Georgia man because of racial discrimination in jury selection.

May 10, 2016 3 Comments

High Murder Rates Spur Savannah, Georgia’s Police Chief To Take Action

The city’s new police chief believes that years of police corruption is part of the problem.

May 5, 2016 4 Comments

Army Captain Sues Obama Over ISIS Fight

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith claims President Obama does not have the legal authority to wage war against ISIS because Congress hasn’t authorized it.

May 2, 2016 3 Comments

Supreme Court, Still Down A Justice, Accepting Fewer Cases For Next Term

So far this year, the court is taking fewer cases, and fewer controversial cases, than normal.

April 28, 2016 10 Comments

Hastert Case Raises Questions About Statute Of Limitations

Law professor Marci Hamilton says Illinois’ call to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex crimes is part of a national trend.

April 27, 2016 5 Comments

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

The hush-money case centered on accusations that Hastert sexually abused at least four students when he was a wrestling coach.

April 26, 2016 12 Comments

LGBT Magazine Editor Murdered In Bangladesh

Xulhaz Mannan, 35, was the editor of Roopbaan, and also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

April 22, 2016 31 Comments

Led Zeppelin To Climb The Stairway To Court

The trial will determine whether the iconic song “Stairway to Heaven” was partially plagiarized from a little-known 1960s band called Spirit.

April 22, 2016 11 Comments

Student Who Reported Rape Could Be Punished For Violating BYU Honor Code

This week, students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, protested the school’s response to sexual assault.

April 22, 2016 12 Comments

Former Friends Of Marathon Bomber Create Film, ‘Jahar’

The short film by childhood friends Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Henry Hayes premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

April 20, 2016 2 Comments

First Criminal Charges Filed Over Flint Water Contamination

The misdemeanor charges are the first to be filed in the ongoing state investigation into the lead contamination crisis.

April 19, 2016 18 Comments

A Year After Freddie Gray Died, Baltimore Activist Says City Hasn't Changed Much

In April 2015, Gray was arrested and later died of spinal injuries sustained in a police van. His death sparked riots and calls for change.

April 15, 2016 9 Comments

Mexico Now Deports More Central American Migrants Than The U.S.

Data also shows that more Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since 2009.

April 13, 2016 9 Comments

Blistering Report Calls On Chicago Police To Acknowledge Racism

The report calls on the department to acknowledge its racist past to improve relationships with the community it serves.

April 12, 2016 2 Comments

New Film Set During 1943 Race Riots In Beaumont, Texas

A new film by a Houston director is examining a dark period of Texas history. “The Example” is set during the 1943 race riots.

April 12, 2016 14 Comments

Texas Inmates Protest ‘Inhumane’ Conditions

Inmates in seven state prisons refused to leave their cells, in protest of what they call inhumane living and working conditions.

April 11, 2016 7 Comments

Goldman Sachs Forced To Pay Up Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department says Goldman Sachs will pay $5 billion to settle probes into its activities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.

April 11, 2016 5 Comments

Stop-And-Frisk Policy Under Scrutiny In Philadelphia

New data shows that nearly seven out of 10 stops last year were of black residents and many of the interactions were unconstitutional.

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May 26 5 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.

May 26 3 Comments

NEADS Assistance Dog Bailey Graduates From Service Dog Training

NEADS provides dogs like Bailey, a yellow Labrador, for deaf and disabled Americans.

May 25 Comment

Celebrating The Class Of 2016: Peace Odiase

Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.

May 25 8 Comments

NEADS Service Dog Meets His Match

Here & Now has been tracking service dog Bailey, who recently met his new owner, since last year.