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Published on December 5, 2016

Standing Rock Civil Rights Class Action Lawsuit Filed

Man’s rights violated by abortion, religion questions during interview

http://kxan.com/2016/12/05/commissioners-violated-rights-by-asking-about-abortion-religion/WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN)
A federal judge has determined Williamson County Commissioners Cynthia Long and Lisa Birkman violated the civil rights of Robert Lloyd by asking him about religion, abortion and same-sex marriage during a job …

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El Cajon has paid nothing in police excessive force and civil-rights claims over past five years

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-elcajon-claims-20161201-story.htmlThe San Diego Union
The city of El Cajon, thrust into the national spotlight in September when police shot and killed Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man, has had a spotless record the past five years defending its police over claims of excessive force or civil-rights …

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Sheriff Caught Scrubbing Facebook Page of Evidence of DAPL Civil Rights Violations after Fed Lawsuit

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In a stunning turn of events, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, who for months has used the department’s Facebook page as a means of spouting propaganda – often posting photos accusing people of crimes without any respect for …

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Well that was dumb! Did he actually think no one was going to be watching him? Pretty sure destruction of evidence by a law enforcement officer is gonna cost this guy his career, pension and maybe some jail time? Stick a fork in him; he’s done.

Walmart Just Settled a Groundbreaking Case for Same-Sex Couples

More than 1,000 Walmart employees could be eligible for compensation after the company settled a lawsuit alleging it discriminated against same-sex couples. And sex discrimination, of course, is outlawed in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Times notes that the commission …

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Purdue accused of violating Civil Rights Act

http://www.jconline.com/story/news/local/purdue/2016/12/02/purdue-accused-violating-civil-rights-act/94693936/Pyle’s lawsuit might be the first of three lawsuits alleging Purdue police practices that violate the Civil Rights Act.

Waddell filed a complaint with the EEOC, which has been investigated, said Jason Ramsland, who is the attorney for Waddell and Pyle …

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City of San Diego on trial next week in civil rights suit five years after wrongful arrest of man who wore kilt

SAN DIEGO—After five years and myriad motions to delay or dismiss Will Walters’ 14th Amendment discrimination civil rights lawsuit against the City of San Diego, whose Police Department wrongfully arrested him when they applied a tougher …

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Civil rights groups file lawsuit over Border Patrol searches

http://michiganradio.org/post/civil-rights-groups-file-lawsuit-over-border-patrol-searchesThe American Civil Liberties Union and Michigan Immigrant Rights Center doesn’t like this.

The ACLU and MIRC are suing the U.S. government over these warrantless searches. Both groups want border agencies to be more transparent about their searches.

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Malpractice and Violation of Inmate’s Civil Rights Suit Filed

http://www.kxl.com/malpractice-violation-inmates-civil-rights-suit-filed/PORTLAND, Ore.– The family of former Washington County Inmate 26 year old Madeline Pitkin who died as a result of a lack of care following a heroine overdose has filed a lawsuit naming the Jail, the sheriff, medical employees and Corizon health Inc.

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With Air of Caution, Water Protectors Celebrate Victory

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/05/air-caution-water-protectors-celebrate-victory-over-big-black-snakeThe Obama administration’s rejection of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is being widely hailed as a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux and Indigenous people throughout North America, as well as a testament to the power of people, who united to …

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Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Pasadena, Police Chief and Officers for In-Custody Death of Local Man

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/breaking-federal-civil-rights-lawsuit-filed-against-city-police-for-in-custody-death-of-local-man/The attorney representing survivors of a man who died in police custody last September 30 has provided this publication with a copy of a federal civil rights lawsuit she filed Friday against the City of Pasadena, Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez and 10 …

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Edmonds police officers vindicated in civil rights lawsuit

http://myedmondsnews.com/2016/11/edmonds-police-officers-vindicated-in-civil-rights-lawsuit/A U.S. Federal Court jury unanimously found in favor of three veteran Edmonds police officers accused of violating the civil rights of a man who had assaulted a citizen following the close of the A Taste of Edmonds event in 2012, the City of …

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8 Berkeley Students File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against School District

Eight Berkeley Unified School District students filed a class-action civil rights lawsuit in federal court Wednesday alleging they were racially targeted and intimidated by district officials.

The suit names several district …

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