Cleveland Police Reform Detailed, Weather Deaths in Texas, Oklahoma, Mexico, and India, Supreme Court to Take Redistricting Case: P.M. Links


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    The settlement deal between the City of Cleveland and the Department of Justice on law enforcement abuse there requires, among other things, the police to stop pistol-whipping people in the head and firing warning shots. I think even cop shows know police aren't supposed to do those things.

  • A federal appeals court refused to lift a block on President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation. States have filed suit, saying the president's move is unconstitutional. The courts seem to be agreeing so far.
  • At least six have been killed in storms and flooding in Oklahoma and Texas, including a teen returning home from prom. At least 30 people are reported missing in Texas. The death toll for a tornado in Mexico is at 14.
  • On the other side of the world, more than 1,000 have died from extreme heat (well above 110 degrees) over the past week in India.
  • The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge about Texas' redistricting plan, focusing on whether districts should be set up based on total population or total registered voters in the area.
  • Free-range parents in Maryland have been cleared of neglect charges for letting their children walk home from a nearby park along, but they still face some other charges.
  • The secret trial of a Washington Post journalist accused of espionage in Iran began today. He faces 20 years in prison.

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