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Sandy Hook Victim's Father Wins Defamation Suit, Alex Jones Sanctioned

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| "Mr. Pozner has sought for years to try to get these conspiracy theorists to understand that his son really was a person and that his son really did die," attorney Jake Zimmerman told NPR.

'Wake-Up Call' About A Broken System: New Study Shows Failings Of Probation, Parole

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The nationwide analysis has concluded that probation and parole violations amount to nearly half of admissions to state prisons. The majority of those violations were minor infractions.

Supreme Court Hands Democrats A Win On Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia

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Eleven legislative districts in Virginia were declared to be sorted by race and were redrawn. The court's decision Monday left that in place.

Phoenix Mayor Apologizes After Video Of Police Drawing Gun On Family Over Stolen Doll

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Viral footage of the incident captured by bystanders has already prompted an internal police probe, a $10 million civil rights claim and a chorus of fury on social media.

Possessing Marijuana In Prison 'Is Not A Felony,' California Court Says

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A three-judge panel ruled that because it's legal to have small amounts of pot in California, the same is true inside prison. They also say it's still illegal to smoke or ingest cannabis in prison.

Blue Ribbon Panel Calls For Independent Oversight Of LA Probation Department

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A blue ribbon panel says L.A. County should create an independent commission to oversee its long-troubled Probation Department. KPCC’s Frank Stoltze discusses what he says would be a significant development.

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Suspect Arrested In Shooting Of Off-Duty LA Sheriff's Deputy

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Police Tuesday arrested a suspect who allegedly shot an off-duty sheriff's deputy in the head Monday, and they now believe he fatally shot another man less than an hour earlier.

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Blue Ribbon Panel Pitches Supervisors On Alternatives To Incarceration

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A blue-ribbon panel Tuesday pitched the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on an ambitious overhaul of the county's criminal justice system that would focus on alternatives to incarceration.

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Insys Files For Chapter 11, Days After Landmark Opioid Settlement Of $225 Million

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The maker of a highly addictive fentanyl-based drug wants to sell its assets to pay some $250 million in debts. The move could let the company out of part of the settlement deal reached last week.