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Black family alleges Connecticut police department was ‘racially insensitive’ and mishandled investigation of their daughter’s death

Black family alleges Connecticut police department was ‘racially insensitive’ and mishandled investigation of their daughter’s death

The family of a Connecticut woman who died last month is accusing a local police department of violating their civil rights and mishandling the subsequent investigation. Lauren Smith-Fields, a 23-year-old Black woman, was found unresponsive in her home on December 12, 2021, by a Bridgeport Police Department officer, according to a police incident report obtained…MORE

New York state supreme court judge strikes down mask mandate

New York state supreme court judge strikes down mask mandate

A state supreme court judge struck down New York state’s mask mandate Monday, ruling that the governor and NY State Department of Health did not have the authority to enact such a mandate without approval from the State Legislature. In an opinion released Monday, Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker argued that because New…MORE

3 Maryland firefighters dead, 1 in serious condition after partial building collapse

3 Maryland firefighters dead, 1 in serious condition after partial building collapse

Three firefighters died and one was in serious condition after responding to a two-alarm fire at a vacant row home in Baltimore on Monday, Fire Chief Niles Ford said at a news conference. Four firefighters inside the burning home became trapped when the building partially collapsed, according to a tweet from Ford. One firefighter was…MORE

Texas sheriff’s deputy struck, killed while conducting off-duty motorcycle escort
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Texas sheriff’s deputy struck, killed while conducting off-duty motorcycle escort

The Harris County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office on Monday said one of its officers was struck and killed overnight while conducting an off-duty motorcycle escort. According to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez, 45, was escorting a heavy load along a service road with others. He “was off his motorcycle, blocking the…MORE

Virginia school districts sue Gov. Youngkin over executive order making mask mandate optional
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Virginia school districts sue Gov. Youngkin over executive order making mask mandate optional

Seven school boards are challenging Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order banning mask mandates. The school boards of Alexandria City, Arlington County, Richmond City, Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Hampton City and Prince William County filed a lawsuit with the Circuit Court for the County of Arlington, challenging the constitutionality of the executive order,…MORE

NYC’s mayor is a former NYPD captain. This is his plan to combat gun violence in the city
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NYC’s mayor is a former NYPD captain. This is his plan to combat gun violence in the city

Plagued by a spate of high-profile incidents of violence during his first three weeks in office, New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday laid out an ambitious blueprint to combat gun violence — from increasing officers on patrol and combating the influx of guns into the city, to encouraging prosecutors to move forward earlier…MORE

LA school district will require students to wear better masks for classes and sports
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LA school district will require students to wear better masks for classes and sports

Starting Monday, students and staff in the nation’s second-largest school district will be required to wear non-cloth masks that have a nose wire, including while participating in athletic activities, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced. Schools will provide surgical-style masks for students and employees who need them and they can only be removed…MORE

What we know about the 3 ex-police officers on trial this week for George Floyd’s death
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What we know about the 3 ex-police officers on trial this week for George Floyd’s death

One of the officers had been on the job four days. One was on his third shift ever. And Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, was the field training officer for one of them. Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were responding to a…MORE

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