Crime & Justice |

Judge Blocks Deportation Of Honduran Teenager Due To Pandemic

Eric Gay/AP
| The 16-year-old boy was to be deported Wednesday under a new administration policy that applies federal health statutes, intended to mitigate the spread of disease, to immigration cases.

No Sign Of Antifa So Far In Justice Department Cases Brought Over Unrest

|

An NPR review of the federal cases brought in connection with the unrest over George Floyd's death does not find any links to the antifa movement.

In Wake Of Protests, Democrats To Unveil Police Reform Legislation

|

Congressional Democrats will unveil legislation Monday to install wide-ranging reforms for police departments across the country. It could face Republican opposition.

Supreme Court Weighs Qualified Immunity For Police Accused Of Misconduct

|

The court-made doctrine that makes it very difficult to sue over excessive force by police is under the microscope.

Civil Rights Groups, Black Lives Matter Sue Trump Administration Over Protest Violence

|

"What happened to our members Monday evening, here in the nation's capital, was an affront to all our rights," said April Goggans, Core Organizer of Black Lives Matter D.C.

Amid Protests Against Police Violence LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces Cuts To LAPD

|

The department was set to receive a staggering increase in its annual budget from $1.189 billion to $1.86 billion for the 2020-2021 year. But on Wednesday Garcetti said he's looking to make deep cuts.

What Is The Insurrection Act That Trump Is Threatening To Invoke?

|

The 213-year-old law allows a president to "call forth the militia for the purpose of suppressing" an insurrection. Trump threatened to deploy the military to states that don't quell violent protests.

Supreme Court Rejects Church's Challenge To California's Coronavirus Rules

|

Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberal bloc in a 5-4 decision issued late Friday. The lawsuit had argued that the state's limits on attendance discriminated against religion.

Feds Arrest 'The Mask Man,' New York Pharmacist Accused Of Profiteering On N95 Masks

|

"I feel like a drug dealer standing out here," Richard Schirripa allegedly said as he was recorded selling 16 boxes of N95 masks to a customer on the street.