Tag: Civil rights violations

Judge rules against Georgia in legal fight over Israel oath

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ATLANTA — A federal judge has ruled that a Georgia law requiring some people to sign an oath involving Israel is unconstitutional. ...

Justices reject case of retired cop put in police chokehold

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a retired federal law enforcement officer who was put in a chokehold and...

High court won’t hear case of Ohio driver killed by police

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place an appeals court decision that the family of a Black driver who was fatally shot...

Louisville pins hopes on Justice Dept. review of policing

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the people marching in the streets for more than a year after the killing of Breonna Taylor, a wide-ranging new...

Panel to advise if Georgia sheriff should be suspended

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ATLANTA — Georgia's governor on Wednesday appointed a panel to determine whether a sheriff accused of violating the civil rights of several people in...

Suit: Georgia election law threatens voting, speech rights

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s sweeping new overhaul of election laws threatens the fundamental right to vote, freedom of speech and the separation of powers, according...

Federal trial set for August for 3 ex-cops in Floyd’s death

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MINNEAPOLIS — Three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd’ s civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal...

NFL families seek to end ‘race-norming’ in $1B settlement

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PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to...

Lawsuit says police caused asphyxiation death of naked man

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ATLANTA — Police officers who encountered a naked man walking down a Georgia street repeatedly fired their stun guns at him and pinned him...

Grand jury clears police in killing; family wants US probe

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LAFAYETTE, La. — A grand jury has cleared officers who shot and killed a Black man last year, and his family’s attorney said he...