Thursday, April 9, 2020

Former Police Chief sentenced to 10 years in prison for threatening man at gunpoint

“Law enforcement officers are responsible for upholding the law and protecting their communities from harm. The defendant used his position of authority to prey on vulnerable individuals and exploit them for his personal gain.”

Millions of women in Mexico join ‘Day Without Us’ strike to protest gender-based violence

"The point is for there to really be a loss, that is, for this day to happen without us. ...It had to be something like this, radical and cutting, so that the loss for everyone would be seen, or rather the absence, the lack of our presence."

Former Acting Inspector General for DHS indicted on fraud and theft charges

From October 2014 to April 2017, Edwards, his former subordinate, Murali Yamazula Venkata, and other government employees reportedly stole the personal data of nearly 250,000 DHS employees.

Climate activists victorious after using a necessity defense

“Zenith Energy Corporation, and the city’s inability to shut it down, is the poster child for what is wrong with our system.”

Officer indicted after beating man on dash cam video

“When an officer betrays that oath, and instead uses his or her position to violate a person's constitutional rights, that officer must be held accountable."

French women march for equal rights in solidarity with women around the world

Thousands of women peacefully marched in solidarity with women of the world on International Women’s Day.

Texas closes hundreds of polling sites in areas where minorities vote

“For many people, and particularly for voters of color, older voters, rural voters, and voters with disabilities, these burdens make it harder — and sometimes impossible — to vote.”

Defense Dept employee charged with espionage

“The conduct alleged in this complaint is a grave threat to national security, placed lives at risk, and represents a betrayal of our armed forces.”

‘About time’: Women’s groups applaud resignation of MSNBC host Chris Matthews after ‘decades-long history...

"Matthews had no business being on television for as long as he has been. That was true before Laura Bassett courageously came forward to share her story, and it remains true to this day."

Video reveals police officer shooting unarmed man in subway station

Per department policy, both officers have been taken off patrol duty and placed on paid administrative duties while an investigation into the shooting continues.