Civil Rights

     The Texas Municipal Police Association sued the Texas Ethics Commission, which accused it of violating the Texas Election Code by endorsing political candidates on its Web site. That law is unconstitutional, the cops claim in Travis County Court.

     City of Oakland police Officer Hector Jimenez shot Jody Woodfox three times in the back and killed him after a traffic stop, though Woodfox was unarmed and posed no threat, Woodfox’s family claims in San Francisco Federal Court.
     Inmates claim the Passaic County Jail is filthy, overcrowded and unsafe, in a class action in Newark Federal Court.

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