Tag Archive: law enforcement

Jan 31 2015

No Charges For Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old

Aiyana Stanley-Jones no-knock raid

A Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl in 2010 is being cleared of all charges. The officer has already faced two trials, and officials announced Wednesday that the case will be dismissed. Officer Joseph Weekley was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm causing death – a …

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Mar 09 2014

Riot Police Use Tear Gas, Pepper Spray on UMass Students: Blarney Blowout 2014

Former University of Massachusetts, Amherst students may be familiar with the “Blarney Blowout,” a pre-St. Patrick’s Day party. The Blarney Blowout “holiday” is supported by local bars and restaurants so that students may celebrate before they go on spring break. Former students – like myself – can also tell you the school has a reputation …

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Feb 28 2014

Illinois Bill Proposes Firearm Registration

Meet HB4715, a new bill proposed in Illinois. It is sponsored by Representative Kelly M. Cassidy (D – Chicago), and it’s all about registration. Cassidy introduced the bill on February 5th, and it immediately was passed to the state’s Rules Committee, where there is a 3-2 majority for Democrats. The law would require all gun …

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