In an unequivocal defense of how Chicago police handled Laquan McDonald’s murder, a judge acquitted three officers Thursday of charges they conspired to justify the shooting by falsifying reports and claiming the teen was the aggressor. Jason Van Dyke, the officer who shot McDonald, will be sentenced Friday.
Nearly 100 protesters, many holding signs and shouting at police, gathered outside Tempe, Az., Police Department headquarters on Thursday night to protest the fatal shooting by an officer of a 14-year-old boy holding an airsoft gun.
A week after Florida’s governor ousted the sheriff over his department’s handling of last February’s Parkland massacre, the head of Broward County, Fl., schools, unveiled a set of security measures that included installing safe spaces in all 20,000 classrooms by the end of February.
Eight times over 12 days this month, the president argued for his proposed wall on the southern border by claiming that traffickers tie up and silence women with tape before illegally driving them through the desert from Mexico to the U.S. Experts say they have never seen an example.
Significant numbers of Transportation Security Administration agents have not been coming to work, either because of financial hardship or to underscore their opposition to being forced to work without pay. Three major airports — Atlanta, Houston and Miami — are operating under contingency plans.
A new slate of Democratic judges in Houston approved comprehensive revisions to Harris County’s bail system that could clear the way for thousands of people, regardless of income, to avoid spending time in jail while awaiting trial on minor offenses.