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Stop and Frisk

NYPD Stop and Frisk Policy: Blind Man Becomes First to Sue After Court Ruling

A legally blind Queens resident is suing New York City for its highly controversial Stop and Frisk law in the first lawsuit since a federal court ruled the law unconstitutional earlier this month.

Immigration Reform News 2013: House Gears Up For Bipartisan Bill

The House of Representatives will likely hear the latest bill pushing immigration reform sometime this fall.
George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman Wife: Perjury Charges Lead to Guilty Plea, Year of Probation

Shellie Zimmerman pleaded guilty to perjury charges on Wednesday and was sentenced to one year of probation and 100 hours of community service.
Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox Retrial: Former Suspect Will Not Attend New Trial in Italy

Amanda Knox will not be returning to Italy for the retrial of the 2007 murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher.
Immigration

Immigration Reform 2013 News: Obama Tells ICE to Make Exceptions for Parents of DREAMers

President Obama has instructed immigration agents to use "prosecutorial discretion" when it comes to detaining undocumented parents of minor children.

DREAMers Immigration Reform 2013 News: DREAM 9 Attempt Border Crossing, Bob Goodlatte Opposes

The latest news on immigration reform and its likelihood of passing in the House.
Ramadan

ALCU Reports Muslims Secretly Blacklisted by U.S. Government

In what looks like an obvious case of Islamophobia, the American Civil Liberties Union has found out about a covert American national security program used to profile innocent Muslims as "national security concerns."
Dreamers

Dreamers Immigration Reform 2013 News: Head of House Judiciary Committee Refuses to Budge

Head of House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte says he "wouldn't give them a pathway to a green card and ultimately citizenship."

DREAMers Immigration Reform 2013 News: Three Reasons Why House Republicans Should Pass Immigration Bill

Despite the long, winding road to immigration reform, there are still plenty of "Dreamers" out there. The question is, will House Republicans get in their way?

Immigration Reform Discharge Petition Could Offer End Run Around House Republicans

The odds of passage for comprehensive immigration reform are looking bleaker. What options do supporters still have?
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Joe Arpaio Racial Profiling Case: Arizona Sheriff Rejects Oversight of Court-Appointed Monitor

According to a Friday court filing, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is fighting against rulings made by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow to address findings of racial profiling in Arpaio's department, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
Bradley Manning

Wikileaks Bradley Manning Trial: Manning Apologizes, WikiLeaks Says Statement 'Extorted' From Him

Army PFC Bradley Manning apologized to a military court during a sentencing hearing on Wednesday, citing issues from his childhood.

Immigration Reform Bill Will Create Jobs, McCain Tells Republican Crowds [VIDEO]

Arizona Senator John McCain is pushing the comprehensive immigration reform bill he helped to write, telling Republican-leaning crowds that it will create jobs and boost the economy.
Eric H. Holder

Eric Holder Announces Justice Department Drops Mandatory Minimums for Some Drug Offenses

The Justice Department has announced a change to the way some drug offenders will be charged.

Marco Rubio Tells Republican Holdouts Immigration Bill Is Better Alternative Than Obama Executive Order

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is warning fellow conservatives that the bipartisan immigration reform bill currently being debated in Congress is far better than the alternative: letting President Obama legalize undocumented immigrants by executive order.
Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio Rifles: Arizona Sheriff Issues Officers AR-15 Assault Weapons

Controversial Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, who calls himself "America's Toughest Sheriff" and is known for his strong and vociferous stances against immigration, is arming his deputies with AR-15 assault rifles.

No Immigration Reform Bill This Summer As House Recess Begins

As expected, immigration reform is moving more slowly through Congress than initially intended.

Republicans Show New Support for DREAMers, But Not Their Families

In an attempt to appear more receptive to immigration reform, House Republicans are expressing support for young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. But the rhetoric about their parents remains as harsh as ever.

Will Republican Immigration Reform Supporters Lose Their Primaries in 2014?

Conventional political wisdom says House Republicans must oppose comprehensive immigration reform if they want to avoid primary challenges from the right. But do they?
Pew

Will Undocumented Immigrants Only Vote for Democrats if Granted Citizenship?

Republicans opposed to comprehensive immigration reform often cite the rule of law as their main reason for reticence.
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