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New California law aims to combat racial profiling by police: it sounds good, but will it create any change?

By Jason Raylesberg
Associate Editor, Vol. 21

California and Missouri recently instituted separate measures to curb racial profiling within the legal system. In response to widespread police brutality nationally, California passed the β€œ 640 more words

Current Events

Time running out for inmates on death row

The governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, granted a last-minute stay for an Oklahoma inmate who was set to be executed Wednesday afternoon. Richard Glossip would have been the second person put to death this week, part of an unusual run of six executions scheduled over nine days in the United States. 547 more words


Missouri Supreme Court Considers Child Sex Registry Case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A lawyer for a teenager accused of attempting to rape his sister says he unfairly faces registering as an adult sexual offender. 136 more words


Ferguson Municipal Judge Announces Sweeping Changes

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Ferguson’s new municipal judge ordered massive changes Monday in the city’s much-criticized municipal court, a move he said is aimed at restoring confidence in the system and easing the burden on needy defendants. 340 more words


Missouri Supreme Court: Felon-in-Possession Law Stands

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law banning felons from possessing firearms, ruling that it does not violate a constitutional right to bear arms. 486 more words


Judge assigned to Michael Amick β€” He’s back in Oregon County Jail

Alton, Mo. β€” Michael Amick is back in Oregon County today. The once convicted grandmother killer was returned to the Oregon County Jail on Friday and is being held in the general population. 117 more words


David Zink Scheduled to be Executed for Horrific Cemetery Murder of Amanda Morton

Ky3.com — An inmate who abducted and killed a 19-year-old woman in 2001 wants state and federal appeals courts to spare him from execution. His appeal was denied. 56 more words