Mental Health and Gun Purchases

A man who stayed in a hospital for three days for an involuntary mental health examination should not be permanently barred from purchasing a firearm, a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled, finding that involuntary emergency examinations do not count as commitments to a mental institution, which do trigger the law barring firearm purchases.  

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Overkill

A man claims in a federal complaint that Pennsylvania state troopers punched and kicked him in his own home, broke two teeth, critically damaged his eye, and called his wife “a fucking liar” for telling them he was recovering from open-heart surgery and that the two marijuana plants they found in the back yard were to assist his wife with her back pain.

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Rapper Urges Pennsylvania Court to Overturn 2008 Conviction

Rapper and criminal-justice reform crusader Meek Mill took one step closer to vindication Tuesday, with his attorney questioning the credibility of the sole witness in his decade-old criminal case and prosecutors conceding the former police officer couldn’t be put back on the stand.

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