Texas Cops Raid Teen Pool Party, Abortion Rate Down 12 Percent, Americans Distrust Supreme Court on Health Care and Gay Marriage: A.M. Links
- A video released this weekend shows McKinney, Texas, cops raiding a community pool party full of unarmed black teenagers, with one officer pulling his gun and throwing a swimsuit-clad teen girl to the ground; he has since been placed on leave.
- The U.S. abortion rate has dropped 12 percent since 2010, and numbers are also are down at the state level in almost all states, according to a new AP poll.
- Americans trust the U.S. Supreme Court more on free speech, voting rights, and death penalty issues than they do on cases concerning health care and same-sex marriage.
- In "the meth corridor of Iowa," judges grapple with inflexible and severe federal sentencing guidelines.
- The suicide of a teenage inmate at Rikers is raising questions about prison abuse.
- Seattle is installing ping-pong tables in parks "to deter prostitution" and other crime.
- See what happens when you don't call the cops?