Islam Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian doctor who was protesting at Rabaa in Cairo found himself trying to save his fellow protesters as their camp came under brutal siege by Egyptian security forces on August 14, 2013.
— Attorney General Eric Holder • Calling upon the Department of Justice to change the way it files charges against non-violent drug offenders, by withholding drug quantities when filing reports; effectively allowing prosecutors and judges to sidestep existing federal minimum sentencing laws in an effort to curtail ever-growing inmate populations. Holder is expected to make the statement in front of the American Bar Association on Monday, according to prepared remarks given to the press. source (via shortformblog)
A judge has ruled that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure, as well as the equal-protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.