Watchdog Says Agency Played Politics in Sharpiegate Fallout

Americans’ safety was not the focus, a federal watchdog reported, when agency officials chastised an office in Alabama that gave accurate information about Hurricane Dorian last year, contradicting President Trump’s erroneous insistence about the storm’s expected impact.

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Officer’s Assaults

A federal court in Alabama ruled in favor of a woman who brought assault and false arrest claims against a former police officer who had sex with her at least 15 times when she was between 14 and 17 years old, while he was on duty. After their “relationships” ended the officer allegedly sprayed her in the face with pepper spray and arrested her for minor-in-possession after pouring beer in her car. The officer has made no attempt to defend himself against the claims. 

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Abortion Provider Fears Prosecution After Alabama Covid-19 Order

Ever since the federal government indicted Dr. Yashica Robinson in 2014 on charges claiming she engaged in health care fraud when she purchased misbranded intrauterine devices, the Alabama obstetrician and gynecologist believes she is singled out because she performs abortions.

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Abortions During the Pandemic

Federal judges in Alabama and Ohio blocked coronavirus-related orders banning nonessential medical procedures from restricting abortion access. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson found that such an order is likely to “fully prevent women from exercising their righ to obtain an abortion,” given Alabama’s time limits on when women can undergo the procedure.

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