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  1. Civil rights violations hard to prove to Justice DepartmentRead the original story

    19 min ago | Washington Times

    Neither police officer Darren Wilson in Missouri nor neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Florida was indicted on civil rights violations in their shootings of unarmed young black men, bringing into question why the Justice Department investigated in the first place and whether the bar is set too high to convict on such statutes. Civil rights charges are "very difficult to bring forth and they also have a very harsh proof that's needed before a case can be found," Barry Slotnick , a New York City defense lawyer told The Washington Times, adding that federal civil rights charges are often "few and far between."

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  2. 'Safety' For EveryoneRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Pasadena Weekly

    But Ellen Snortland and Lisa Gaeta felt the need to do more than provide comfort when it came to helping vulnerable young women, and instead decided to teach them and others how to defend themselves in a variety of scenarios with their book "The Safety Godmothers: The ABC's of Awareness, Boundaries and Confidence for Teens." This practical guide to the basics of self-defense and avoidance of potentially dangerous situations offers tips aimed at helping readers of all ages and physical types feel empowered and informed when it comes to ensuring their safety.

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  3. Billy Joe Shaver an unapologetic music legend www.utsandiego.com...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    If any aspiring country music outlaw needs inimitable inspiration, look no farther than Billy Joe Shaver's timeless music - and the remarkable Shaver himself. Hailed by fellow Texas troubadour Willie Nelson as the finest singer-songwriter to ever come out of the Lone Star State, Shaver, 75, performs Sunday at the Belly Up.

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  4. Arizona jury in Jodi Arias case to keep deliberati...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    The jury in Phoenix deciding whether convicted killer Jodi Arias should be executed for murdering her ex-boyfriend ended a fifth day of deliberations on Wednesday without reaching a verdict in the closely watched retrial, court officials said. The eight women and four men will meet again on Thursday, the officials said.

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  5. Naperville bar stabbing victim can't recall details on witness standRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    Police photo of Daniel James Olaska, 27, who was charged with murder and attempted murder in the attack that left Shaun R. Wild, 24, dead and two others wounded, said DuPage County state's attorney's spokesman Paul Darrah. Police photo of Daniel James Olaska, 27, who was charged with murder and attempted murder in the attack that left Shaun R. Wild, 24, dead and two others wounded, said DuPage County state's attorney's spokesman Paul Darrah.

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  6. Jodi Arias trial: 5th day of deliberations ends with no verdictRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | FOX Carolina

    Jurors in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial will begin their sixth day of deliberations Thursday, trying to decide whether the convicted murderer should get life in prison or the death penalty. "Usually, after the dynamite instruction is given, if they're really, really deadlocked, it ends relatively soon after," said legal expert Dwane Cates.

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  7. Feds: Evidence backs Ferguson officer's account in shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    The Department of Justice released an 86-page report Wednesday summarizing its reasons for not charging former officer Darren Wilson, who is white, with a federal civil-rights violation for the Aug. 9 shooting that sparked protests in the St. Louis area and across the nation. "Multiple credible witnesses corroborate virtually every material aspect of Wilson's account and are consistent with the physical evidence," the report said.

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  8. Arizona jury in Jodi Arias case to keep deliberating ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Vallejo News

    The jury in Phoenix deciding whether convicted killer Jodi Arias should be executed for murdering her ex-boyfriend ended a fifth day of deliberations on Wednesday without reaching a verdict in the closely watched retrial, court officials said. The eight women and four men will meet again on Thursday, the officials said.

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  9. Tempe Police Officer Recovering from StabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | MIX969.com

    TEMPE, Ariz. - A police officer was stabbed, a suspect shot and killed after officers responded to a domestic violence call.

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  10. Man shot by Bibb deputy after domestic disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | 13WMAZ.com

    UPDATE: One man is in the hospital after a Bibb County officer shot him outside a home in Macon Wednesday morning. Sheriff David Davis said the shooting was an act of self defense.

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  11. Tempe police officer, domestic violence victim in stable conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- A domestic violence victim and a police officer who was stabbed when she came to the victim's aid are in stable condition, according to the Tempe Police Department.

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  12. Piscataway man feared for his life when he pulled the trigger on his ex-cop dad, defense claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    After seven weeks of trial, a jury will have to decide whether Mahoney murdered his father in December 2007, or if the fatal shooting was self-defense, brought about by years of physical and emotional abuse. The jury spent the day listening to the closing remarks from Mahoney's attorney, William Fetky, and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Bina Desai.

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  13. Federal report largely backs Darren Wilson in Ferguson police shooting caseRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    After months of investigation, the Justice Department report on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last year largely sides with the much-maligned St. Louis County grand jury that declined to charge police Officer Darren Wilson. The evidence backs Wilson's claim that he shot Brown in self-defense, the investigation concluded.

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  14. Number of Shots not valid reason for First Degree Murder ChargeRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | AmmoLand

    ... of shots fired, they are basing their case on a very frail reed. Their ignorance of the dynamics of real world self defense is showing. The common wisdom among people teaching self defense is to keep shooting until the threat is down and no longer a ...

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  15. DOJ Report: Michael Brown Fought With Officer Wilson, Reached For His GunRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Townhall

    Remember, "Hands up, don't shoot?" It's the gesture that some said encapsulated the shooting death of Michael Brown by then-Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri last summer-and now we can finally put this narrative to rest. It's false-and the Department of Justice confirms it.

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  16. Sharp Shooting Indoor Range & Gunshop Ladies NightRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KIX 96.1

    KIX 96.1 and Sara Jean will be at Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gunshop for Ladies Night this Monday! All available spots have been filled but make sure you sign up for the next Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gun Shop's Ladies Night in April! You can learn about firearms and self-defense and gain confidence with a fun ladies night out for just $10.00!

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  17. Jodi Arias trial: Jurors return for 5th day of deliberationsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

    Jurors in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial began their fifth day of deliberations Wednesday, trying to decide whether the convicted murderer should get life in prison or the death penalty. Jurors left late Tuesday afternoon after reaching an impasse and posing two questions to the court.

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  18. Eric Holder defends Justice Department decision not to charge Darren WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said the Justice Department did not have enough evidence to bring civil rights charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, but pledged that the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown would lead to law enforcement reforms in the St. Louis suburb. "It is time for Ferguson's leaders to take immediate, wholesale and structural corrective action," Holder said, accusing the Ferguson Police Department and judicial system in the Missouri town of consistent racial bias.

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  19. DOJ: Wilson won't be charged in Ferguson fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... by blood evidence in the roadway," the inquiry states, "Wilson fired at Brown in what appeared to be self defense and stopped firing once Brown fell to the ground." "There is no evidence upon which prosecutors can rely to disprove Wilson's stated ...

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  20. Key players in Jodi Arias sentencing retrialRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

    The victim: Travis Alexander, a 30-year-old businessman, well-known motivational speaker and devout Mormon, was found dead in his 4,500-square-foot Mesa home near Elliot and Meridian roads in June 2008. He had been dating Jodi Arias .

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