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  • Officer who pointed rifle at Ferguson protester suspended indefinitely

    Officer who pointed rifle at Ferguson protester suspended indefinitely
    A police officer who pointed his assault rifle at a demonstrator in Ferguson, Mo., and threatened to shoot has been suspended indefinitely, authorities said Wednesday.
  • U.S. Supreme Court stays same-sex marriage ruling

    U.S. Supreme Court stays same-sex marriage ruling
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday delayed a lower court decision allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia, meaning gay and lesbian couples will not be able to tie the knot beginning Thursday. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who got the...

    Don't challenge a cop during a stop

    A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt. This, we are led to believe, is the way of things in America. It is also a terrible calumny; cops are not murderers. No...

    New Hampshire town sued for harassing panhandlers

    MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A civil liberties group on Wednesday sued the police department of a New Hampshire town for what it says is a pattern of harassing panhandlers in violation of their constitutional rights. The lawsuit, filed by the New...

    Officer removed after pointing gun, threatening Ferguson protesters

    FERGUSON, Mo. A St. Ann, Mo., police officer has been suspended after pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at a protester in Ferguson, Mo., late Tuesday night, police said. The unidentified officer pointed the gun at a peaceful protester after a...