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In Wake Of Protests, Democrats To Unveil Police Reform Legislation

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| 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.

Justice Department Backs Challenge To Illinois Stay-At-Home Order


The government says the order significantly impairs the ability of residents to maintain their economic livelihoods. And, it claims Gov. J.B. Pritzker is bound by state limits on emergency measures.

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli To Plead Guilty In College Admissions Scandal


Loughlin is facing two months in prison and a $150,000 fine, according to the recommendations of the plea agreement. Her husband is facing five months in prison and a $250,000 fine.