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When a police wellness check becomes a death sentence

When a police wellness check becomes a death sentence

The tweet is blunt: “Dear neighbors (and I mean this in the most sincere way) please don’t ever, EVER call the police to do a welfare check on me. PERIOD.” It’s a sentiment some African Americans are expressing on social media and elsewhere since Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman, was shot and killed last…MORE

PG&E fire-preventing power shutoffs could continue for a decade, CEO says

PG&E fire-preventing power shutoffs could continue for a decade, CEO says

Power outages to prevent fires in Northern California may continue for a decade, the state’s biggest utility said Friday. Utility PG&E chief executive Bill Johnson made the announcement during a California Public Utilities Commission meeting Friday. In a statement issued later, he tried to provide additional clarification. “I didn’t mean to say we’d be doing…MORE

From Ferguson to Fort Worth, police reform moves in fits and starts

From Ferguson to Fort Worth, police reform moves in fits and starts

Less than two weeks ago, S. Lee Merritt hailed the murder conviction of a former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor as a “huge victory” for “black people in America.” Today, the civil rights attorney is representing the family of Atatiana Jefferson, another black Texan gunned down in their own home by a…MORE

Weapons seized from alleged neo-Nazi leader in Washington state

Weapons seized from alleged neo-Nazi leader in Washington state

A man who Seattle Police say is the Washington cell leader of a neo-Nazi group isn’t allowed to own any guns for one year, according to a court order. An Extreme Risk Protection Order filed on October 8 found Kaleb James Cole posed an imminent threat of harm to others. He has not been charged…MORE

Driver in fatal Indiana bus stop crash found guilty of homicide

Driver in fatal Indiana bus stop crash found guilty of homicide

A 25-year-old Indiana woman was found guilty of reckless homicide in the 2018 deaths of three siblings at a school bus stop in rural Rochester, Indiana, CNN affiliate WNDU reported. Six-year-old twin boys, Xzavier Ingle and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl, were killed on October 30, 2018, when a pickup truck driven…MORE

Honduran President’s brother found guilty of drug trafficking charges

Honduran President’s brother found guilty of drug trafficking charges

The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was found guilty of trafficking cocaine Friday, according to the US Department of Justice. Juan Antonio Hernández Alvarado, also known as “Tony Hernández,” was arrested in Miami last year on charges of trafficking cocaine, weapons offenses and making a false statement. He was taken to New York…MORE

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