The witnesses rejected the defense's suggestion that Floyd might have died from a drug overdose.
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A use-of-force expert says the officers who pinned George Floyd to the ground should have recognized the risk of positional asphyxia.
So many people are leaving the state that it will soon lose a congressional seat.
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Medaria Arradondo says Chauvin's treatment of George Floyd violated department policy in several important ways.
Advocates say the legislation would restore an estimated 30,000 driver's licenses.
Richard Zimmerman's testimony contradicts the defense claim that Derek Chauvin "did exactly what he had been trained to do."
Some states have taken action. It's time for the federal government to do the same.
If drugs played a role in Floyd's death, the prone restraint only compounded that danger.
Violent Crime in Baltimore Plunges After City Ditches Prosecution of Prostitution, Drug Possession, Other Minor Offenses
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Police Officers Brutally Beat an Undercover Cop During the St. Louis Protests. A Jury Declined To Hold Them Accountable.
Luther Hall was assaulted so severely he required a spinal fusion.
Investigators Say Portland Activist Michael Reinoehl Likely Fired at Police Before He Was Fatally Shot
Reason is still waiting on public records related to the shooting after a judge blocked its requests until the investigation was completed.
Not all sexual misdeeds are sex trafficking.
Programs that keep sex offenders indefinitely confined face new challenges.
A federal appeals court rejects a highly implausible redefinition of machine guns.
The defense will have a hard time showing that Chauvin's conduct was justified by any threat Floyd posed.
"This is why people need to beat their kids," one officer remarked.
The government has pocketed millions of dollars from immigrants who came to the U.S. legally—and has refused to pay them back.
California Supreme Court Rules It's Unconstitutional To Imprison People Just Because They Can't Afford Bail
Pretrial detention is supposed to be for people deemed dangerous, not people without money.
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In 28 states, there's no minimum age for arresting kids.
Predictive policing lets authorities add a science-y gloss to hammering people who rub them the wrong way.
President Joe Biden campaigned on ending the federal death penalty, but he’s been quiet about it since taking office.
Dickie Lynn's story shows how the drug war warped the criminal justice system.
The HALT Act would allow incarcerated people to be held in solitary confinement for no more than 15 days.
For possessing a gun while committing a crime—even when no one is killed—too many defendants are slammed with sentences decades or even centuries longer than justice demands.
The Kentucky Bill That Would Criminalize Words That Offend Cops Also Would Authorize Arrests for Distributing Water Bottles
The heavy-handed measure, a direct response to the protests provoked by the shooting of Breonna Taylor, looks like an attempt to deter constitutionally protected activity.
A Reinstated Third-Degree Murder Charge Gives Jurors Another Option To Convict Derek Chauvin for Killing George Floyd
Like the felony murder charge, it carries a presumptive sentence more than eight years longer than the manslaughter charge.
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The Washington Supreme Court Just Decriminalized Simple Drug Possession. Legislators Shouldn't 'Fix' the Overturned Law.
The court said criminalizing unknowing possession violates the right to due process.
A California Man Died After Cops Knelt on His Neck During a Mental Health Call. Then the Department Tried To Hide It.
Angelo Quinto's family has filed a wrongful death claim.
The prisons are filled with aging inmates who no longer pose a public threat.
A Prison Guard Who Pepper-Sprayed an Inmate Without Provocation Got Qualified Immunity. SCOTUS Disagreed.
An encouraging sign from the Supreme Court
What to expect from Joe Biden’s pick for attorney general.
The plan will shift $25 million away from school police and into support services for black students.
Electorally vulnerable Democratic governors have historically been tougher on crime than Republicans.
Criminal justice groups say Biden should move the pardon process out of the Justice Department and consider categorical clemencies.
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Derek Chauvin May Get a Sentence Much Shorter Than the One William Barr Thought Would Be Seen As Too Lenient
The former attorney general reportedly nixed a plea deal that involved a sentence of more than 10 years but would have precluded a federal prosecution.
The practice evades constitutional constraints by casting punishment and preventive detention as treatment.
"Bad actors will be identified, and the Tampa Police Department will handle it."
His new book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear, is a provocative manifesto for legalizing all drugs.
The state that has executed the most prisoners may soon end the practice entirely.
Sheila Jackson Lee's sweeping licensing and registration scheme suggests what Democrats would do if they didn't have to worry about the Second Amendment.
The warden at the center of the case was originally given qualified immunity.