When Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald in November, his bail was set at $1.5 million. Later that day, Van Dyke's family posted the $150,000 necessary for him to wait out his case from home.
Also reportedly under consideration for removal are Central Americans who failed to show up for their court hearings and have been ordered out of the country in absentia, those sources said. DHS officials declined to comment on the private meetings.
The City of Detroit's opposition to cutting water rates for poor people is based on a misunderstanding of state law and threatens access to affordable water, a coalition of lawyers and activists said today.
Individuals arrested in Los Angeles while protesting the killing of a black man in Ferguson, Mo., have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the city and police of violating their constitutional rights.
A symbolic “trial” convened by activists and academics has found the US and its drug policies guilty of promoting the epidemic of violence that has killed thousands of people in in Mexico and Central America.
Dozens of detainees held by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claim they were subjected to sleep deprivation, solitary confinement and other forms of retaliation after they went on hunger strike last month to protest the rejection of their asylum claims and their prolonged imprisonment.
SEATTLE - The No New Animal Lab campaign will take the fight against the construction of a new underground animal research facility at the University of Washington from the streets to the King County Superior courtroom in Washington state.
DETROIT – Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hathaway today snatched a verdict on charges against water shut-offs protesters out of the hands of an all-Black jury in 36th District Court, halting the trial before District Court Judge Ruth Ann Garrett indefinitely. His ruling came in the wake of the Nov. 19 conviction of cop William Melendez by a majority-Black jury in Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court for nearly killing Black motorist Floyd Dent.
The National Lawyers Guild joins the people of South Africa and freedom-loving people the world over both in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela and celebrating his life. We are proud to have stood with Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) at a time when the United States government labeled him a terrorist. As our longtime member Lennox Hinds - Mandela’s lawyer in the United States - reminds us, “Mandela was arrested by the South African forces with the support of the CIA.”