Officials in Basildon, England, have agreed to pay £2,500 to settle a wrongful arrest and false imprisonment claim by street preacher Rob Hughes. Hughes was arrested and held for 11 hours after a woman complained he'd made homophobic remarks. Hughes says he never mentioned homosexuality, though he did say the government was destroying marriage by redefining it. He says he recorded his sermon and offered to let officers listen to it, but they refused.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.