In pursuit of criminal charges against six police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death, Baltimore prosecutors are seeking a gag order. The death of the 25-year-old man who suffered a spinal injury in police custody caused a national outcry and riots.
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters has designated all organized groups of dedicated football fans – known as ultras – as terrorists, following a lawsuit from a club chairman who claimed his own supporters attempted to murder him.
An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Mohamed Morsi to death over a 2011 mass prison break. The verdict will now be handed over to the country’s Grand Mufti and a final decision will be reached on June 2.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death for carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and reactions have been pouring in from all over the US. Some believe the penalty is appropriate while others argue capital punishment is never justified.
Amtrak is facing its first lawsuit stemming from the train crash that killed eight and injured over 200 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. The plaintiff is a railway employee who was injured while hitching a free ride on the train.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent crimes in April 2013, was sentenced to death by a Massachusetts jury after 14.5 hours over 2.5 days of deliberation.
The current US administration hasn’t done enough to hold accountable leading officials who orchestrated a worldwide torture program, says Prof. Ben Davis, University of Toledo College of Law. But there’s hope that may change some day, he adds.
Protesters joined the family of Akai Gurley outside the Brooklyn courthouse, where lawyers for New York police officer Peter Liang asked for charges against him to be dropped. Liang claims his fatal shooting of Gurley in November 2014 was accidental.
Maryland has suspended two Baltimore-based corrections officers after they were charged with burglary and theft. The two women were caught on video participating in the looting of a convenience store during the riots after Freddie Gray’s death.