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DA vows to pursue charges after case dismissed against former Philadelphia police officer who used pepper spray on protesters

DA vows to pursue charges after case dismissed against former Philadelphia police officer who used pepper spray on protesters

A former Philadelphia police officer seen on video using pepper spray on Black Lives Matter protesters had his charges dismissed Monday, according to court documents. Municipal Court Judge William Austin Meehan Jr. dismissed the case after he determined Richard Paul Nicoletti had not committed a crime, Nicoletti’s attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. said, declining to comment…MORE

Arizona GOP election official defends office against Trump voting conspiracy theory: ‘We are humans, it has to stop.’

Arizona GOP election official defends office against Trump voting conspiracy theory: ‘We are humans, it has to stop.’

The Republican official who heads Maricopa County, Arizona’s election department offered a forceful defense of his office on Monday after former President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the county’s “entire Database” had been deleted. “At some point, we are humans, it has to stop,” Stephen Richer, the Maricopa County recorder, told CNN’s Erin Burnett on…MORE

ENDANGERED CHILD ALERT: 12-year-old missing from Nashville

NASHVILLE (WSMV) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered Child Alert for Jaycee Gilliland, 12, of Nashville. Gilliland is 4’11” and about 127 pounds. She has brown hair dyed orange with brown eyes. If you have seen Jaycee you are asked to contact Metro Police at <a href=”http://call%20to%20615-862-8600″ target=”_blank”>615-862-8600</a> or the TBI…MORE

People across the US join pro-Palestinian protests

Thousands gathered in major cities across the United States over the weekend to support Palestinians as Israel’s military launches massive airstrikes on Gaza and the death toll mounts. Sunday marked the deadliest day in Gaza yet, with more than 50 killed, according to the region’s health ministry. Since the violence broke out last week, Israeli…MORE

Texas, Indiana and Oklahoma to drop $300 weekly federal boost to unemployment benefits

Texas, Indiana and Oklahoma to drop $300 weekly federal boost to unemployment benefits

Texas, Indiana and Oklahoma will end early the $300 weekly federal boost to state unemployment payments, as well as two other pandemic jobless benefits programs, according to the states’ Republican governors — joining 17 other GOP-led states in dropping the federal expanded benefits over the past two weeks. The three states’ announcements on Monday mean…MORE

South Carolina governor signs bill adding firing squad as an option for executions

South Carolina governor signs bill adding firing squad as an option for executions

Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday signed into law a bill allowing death row inmates to elect execution by electric chair or firing squad if lethal injection drugs are not available, according to the state legislature’s website. The change in South Carolina’s law comes as states nationwide have hit barriers executing those on…MORE