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Author Archives: The Washington Post News Service & Syndicate

Baltimore County will accelerate police body cameras, training for standoffs (access required)

Baltimore County will equip all uniformed officers with body cameras within a year and review how officers respond to individuals with mental-health and drug-abuse issues, officials said Wednesday. The reforms were announced 11 weeks after the death of Korryn Gaines, ...

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Calif. judge accused of crude and racist comments faces possible discipline (access required)

When Gary Kreep was campaigning for a judicial post in San Diego County, he was involved in political activities challenging President Barack Obama’s citizenship and called for an investigation into Obama’s long-form birth certificate, documents say. After he became a ...

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As police turn to facial-ID tech, groups voice new concerns about profiling (access required)

WASHINGTON – The growing use of facial-recognition systems has led to a high-tech form of racial profiling, with African-Americans more likely than others to have their images captured, analyzed and reviewed during computerized searches for crime suspects, according to a ...

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VIDEO: Agitated Mich. judge tears off robe, tackles man in courtroom (access required)

The robe came off. A Michigan judge, growing increasingly frustrated with a defendant who was talking back to him, stormed down from his bench and rushed to help subdue the man as he resisted being handcuffed. Though the incident took ...

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Del. college expels student for sex misconduct without interview, draws sharp government rebuke (access required)

Lawsuits are accumulating across the nation brought by students who say they were unfairly disciplined for sexual misconduct by colleges and universities. And increasing numbers of judges are finding their complaints sufficiently valid to move forward. But few, if any, ...

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Montgomery County may divest $65 million in fossil-fuel stock (access required)

Montgomery County’s employee pension fund would be ordered to divest an estimated $65 million in stock that it holds in fossil-fuel companies under legislation proposed by County Council members Roger Berliner and Nancy Navarro. The holdings represent a tiny fraction ...

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Comcast fined $2.3M; illegally billed customers for unwanted channels (access required)

Comcast is paying one of the biggest fines ever levied on a cable company after regulators said it illegally billed customers for unwanted equipment and services. In a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission, Comcast is agreeing to pay $2.3 ...

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