Prisoner’s Bid for Release

Jalil Muntaqim, a former member of the Black Panther Party who was convicted in 1975 of killing two police officers along with two accomplices, should not have been granted release despite his argument that he is at high risk for complications related to the Covid-19 virus, an appeals court in New York ruled. Muntaqim reportedly contracted the virus while this appeal was pending. 

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New House Bill Would Revoke ‘Qualified Immunity’ for Police

A bill that would make it easier to sue police officers and other government officials for violating people’s civil rights was introduced in the U.S. House Thursday by Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Justin Amash of Michigan, a former Republican who joined the Libertarian Party in April.

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