Capitol Riot

Christopher Worrell, a member of the Proud Boys far-right group who allegedly assaulted police officers with pepper spray gel during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, will stay in jail while he awaits his trial, a federal appeals court ruled. Worrell disputed the lower court’s “dangerousness” determination and argued his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma puts him at increased risk of Covid-19, which he was recently diagnosed with.

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6 Charged in NH Youth Detention Center Sex Abuse Probe

Six former staffers at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center were arrested Wednesday in connection with the abuse of 11 children over the course of a decade, including one who continued working with children for nearly 20 years after he is accused of holding a boy down while colleagues raped him.

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Pretrial Detention

Defendants who have been in pre-trial detention for at least six months and meet certain requirements have the right to reopen their detention hearings, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in a dispute brought by the Office of the Public Defender and the ACLU relating to the impact of Covid-19 and the suspension of in-person criminal jury trials. The court directed trial judges to conduct the reopened hearings “on an expedited basis.”

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House Democrats Urge Quick Release of Detained Immigrant Families

After a federal judge ruled last week that the Trump administration must release some immigrant children from detention centers because of coronavirus risks, House Democrats are now urging the administration to swiftly release all detained children and their parents together.

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