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May 17, 2017

Jury Acquits Tulsa Police Officer in Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

A jury on Wednesday acquitted of first-degree manslaughter a white Oklahoma police officer who says she fired out of fear last year when she killed an unarmed black man with his hands held above his head. The family of Terence... Continue Reading →

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Yale Dean June Chu in Hot Water After Calling People ‘White Trash’ On Yelp

As the dean of Yale University’s Pierson College, June Chu is responsible for advising about 500 students and fostering “a familiar, comfortable living environment” in keeping with the university’s residential college system. Chu’s biography states she has a PhD in social... Continue Reading →

Rapper “C-Murder” Who Is Serving a Life Sentence, Ordered to Pay More Than $1.1M to Slain Teen’s Family

A judge in Louisiana has ordered Corey Miller, the rapper known as “C-Murder” who is serving a life sentence for killing a teenager at a nightclub, to pay the victim’s family more than $1.1 million. The New Orleans Advocate reports... Continue Reading →

Third Confederate Monument Removed in New Orleans

Workers in New Orleans took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard early Wednesday as onlookers watched from lawn chairs, defiant statue supporters waved Confederate battle flags and opponents celebrated. It was the third of four such monuments to... Continue Reading →

Court Shares Jailhouse Videos of Charleston Church Killer

A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to act as his own lawyer in the fatal shootings of nine Black... Continue Reading →

L.A. Reid No Longer Chairman of Epic Records

After spending six years at Sony’s Epic Records, L.A. Reid is no longer leading the label.  Sony Music Entertainment released a seven-word statement Saturday announcing the exit: “L.A. Reid will be leaving the company.” The label had no additional comment.... Continue Reading →

21 People Arrested in Los Angeles Police Raids of MS-13 Street Gang

Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement officers fanned out across Los Angeles in pre-dawn sweeps, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into the ultraviolent street gang MS-13. Federal prosecutors unsealed a sweeping indictment Wednesday... Continue Reading →

WATCH: Loving California Wife Writes Book ’52 Ways to Love My Man’ to Help Husband Remember While Battling Alzheimer’s

A wife found her own way to combat her husband's worsening Alzheimer's by writing a book of all her favorite memories with him. Willa Robinson, 68, wrote the book, "52 Ways to Love My Man" in hopes that it will... Continue Reading →

Colorado Inmate Freed Early, Then Jailed Again, Wins Release

A suburban Denver robbery-kidnapping convict was ordered released from prison Tuesday after being mistakenly freed decades early, then re-incarcerated.  Rene Lima-Marin was convicted in 2000 of multiple robbery, kidnapping and burglary counts. He and another man had robbed two video... Continue Reading →

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