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Charges re-filed against mother who left kids in car for job interview

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to reinstate the prosecution of a homeless woman who left her two children in a car during a job interview in March. Prosecutors made the motion after Shanesha Taylor failed to meet a deadline to deposit $60,000 in a trust fund for her children. 

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Birmingham man receives just $1,000 from $460,000 police brutality settlement

The city of Birmingham settled a police beating lawsuit for $460,000, but only gave the plaintiff, who is still behind bars, $1,000. Under the settlement’s terms approved by the City Council and Mayor, Anthony Warren will receive such a small amount because his attorneys will get $359,000 in fees and $100,000 in expenses. 

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Georgia man sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing iPod

A Georgia man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing a teenager’s iPod. Shareef Tawwab Hakim, 20, of Marietta, was convicted of robbery and aggravated assault. 

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#Bringbackourgirls: Nigerian government officials in talks with Boko Haram to bring girls home

According the Nigerian government, more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are set to be released back into the hands of their parents as early as Monday. The release comes after the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group. 

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Involuntary manslaughter charge dropped against cop who killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones

  The involuntary manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who mistakenly killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid was dropped by a judge on Friday. 

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Georgia man shot dead by police while handcuffed

A Georgia man was fatally wounded by a police officer moments after being handcuffed. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Charles Smith, 29, brandished a firearm in a patrol car. 

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More cops required to wear body cameras across nation

More police departments across the country are requiring members of their force to wear body cameras. In the last few weeks, agencies in at least a dozen cities, including Ferguson, where 18-year-old Mike Brown was fatally wounded by a police officer on Aug. 9, have said they are equipping officers with video cameras. 

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Man sues NYC after being wrongfully imprisoned for more than a decade

A man who spent 13 years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted is suing the city of New York. Johnnie O’Neal, 54, was convicted in 1984 of raping and robbing a woman at knifepoint on the rooftop of the Frederick Douglass Houses on the Upper West Side. He sued the city of Monday for the […]

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Witness who called cops in John Crawford III shooting changes story completely

The man whose 911 call led to the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed man in an Ohio Walmart is changing his story. When Ronald Ritchie initially called the police from Walmart last month, he reported that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store” and that shoppers were coming under […]

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