Jurors Less Likely to Fault Cops Based on Body Cams, Study Finds

Police departments across the country are investing in body cameras as a response to calls for increased accountability in the wake of high-profile shootings, but a study released Monday found that juries are less likely to blame officers for incidents based on footage from body cameras versus dashboard cameras.

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Government Climate Report Warns of Worsening US Disasters

As California’s catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of extreme weather disasters are worsening in the United States. The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump.

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States Going to Great Lengths to Hide Execution Information, Report Says

An anti-death penalty group paints a grim picture in a new report of states’ attempts to keep specifics of their execution process hidden from the public. However, supporters of the death penalty say the situation described in the report is a crisis of the anti-death penalty lobby’s own making.

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