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Minnesota Commutes Life Sentence Of Man Convicted As Teen Of Shooting 11-Year-Old

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| Myon Burrell's release at age 34 comes after reports uncovered major flaws in the police investigation that led to his life sentence at 17.

Former U.S. Marine Found Guilty Of Trying To Smuggle Firearms Into Haiti

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Jacques Yves Sebastien Duroseau, 34, was found guilty of five counts related to gun smuggling charges. Court filings say he wanted to "train the Haitian police, and run for president of Haiti."

Prosecutor Removed In Case Involving Couple Who Brandished Guns At BLM Protesters

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A judge in St. Louis ruled that in sending fundraising emails seeking re-election, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner raised jeopardized Mark McCloskey's right to a fair trial.

Supreme Court Says Muslim Men Can Sue FBI Agents In No-Fly List Case

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The case – Tanzin v Tanvir — involved three Muslim men who said their religious-freedom rights were violated when FBI agents tried to use the no-fly list to force them into becoming informants.

Militia Group Leader Guilty Of Minnesota Mosque Pipe Bomb Attack

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Following the conviction, prosecutors said Michael Hari's goal in bombing the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in 2017 "was to spread hatred" and "instill fear" in the community.

Arizona Man Sentenced For Role In Neo-Nazi Plot Targeting Journalists

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Johnny Roman Garza, 21, pleaded guilty in September to conspiring with three other members of a group called the Atomwaffen Division to identify and threaten journalists and activists.

Seattle Police Ruled In Contempt For Firing Less Lethal Weapons At BLM Protesters

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A federal judge said "the court cannot ignore the clear violations" of an injunction limiting the police department's use of the weapons, but added some instances were in compliance.

George Gascón Implements Sweeping Changes To Los Angeles District Attorney's Office

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The new DA in Los Angeles County will not seek the death penalty, excessive criminal sentences or cash bail. He said his experiences as a young police officer 40 years ago shaped his approach.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Restore DACA As It Existed Under Obama

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Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis instructed the Department of Homeland Security to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as soon as Monday.