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Mohamed Noor was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. An attorney for Noor, who then was a Minneapolis police officer, said the shooting was justified under city training policies.
President Trump is advocating the possible execution of drug dealers, but that is already possible under a 1994 federal anticrime law. Prosecutors never have invoked the provision, which some legal scholars say may be unconstitutional.
School resource officer Blaine Gaskill of Great Mills High School in southern Maryland was praised for his response within a minute to a 17-year-old student who wounded two other students on Tuesday. The student shooter died in the exchange.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government proposed legislation to restore record-keeping requirements for some rifle and shotgun sales in Canada and to expand background checks for all gun owners in the country,
The board was created after five prison workers were killed by inmates. Its first meeting focused on how the state can hire more prison workers, convince them not to quit, and keep them safe and properly trained.
The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for the second time in four years to Russell Bucklew, a Missouri inmate who has a rare medical condition that he says could cause blood-filled tumors to burst inside his head during the lethal injection.
With 19 state troopers facing charges that they claimed overtime falsely, state Attorney General Maura Healy is pursuing potential criminal charges, and time records for all state police officers are being audited.
A federal appeals court for the second time held that a U..S. Border Patrol agent who fatally wounded a teeenager across the Mexican border in 2010 cannot be sued by the teen’s family. The case had been sent back by the Supreme Court for a rehearing.