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Olena Ruban/Getty Images (KAY COUNTY, Okla.) — A former supervisory correctional officer in Oklahoma was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for “abusing his position of power and authority to … facilitate an attack carried out by white supremacists on a Black inmate,” according to the Department of Justice. Former officer Matthew Ware, 53, […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (DALLAS) — Opening statements began Monday in the trial of now-former police officer Aaron Dean in the 2019 fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson. Dean is charged with murder in the death of Jefferson, a Black woman who was allegedly fatally shot by Dean inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home on Oct. 12, […]

Will & Deni McIntyre/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The so-called culture wars are deeply affecting schools across the country, according to a new UCLA report that surveyed principals from across the country. The report, released Wednesday, showed a vast majority of principles reporting “substantial and growing political conflict” that’s making it harder to combat misinformation […]

Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams has directed the NYPD and peace officers to take individuals who appear “to be mentally ill” into custody involuntarily for psychiatric evaluations, even if they are not considered to be an imminent threat to the public. “Without that intervention, they remain lost […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (DALLAS) — The trial of now-former police officer Aaron Dean in the 2019 fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson began Monday after several delays. Jury selection began Monday with Judge George Gallagher saying he hoped 12 jurors and two alternates would be in place by Friday. There were concerns the trial would be […]

ABC News (WASHINGTON) — When Zooey Zephyr’s flight touched down in Missoula, Montana, the results of her race for the 100th district of the Montana House of Representatives dropped. She celebrated on board, surrounded by her constituents, as she found out she was elected Montana’s first transgender state legislator. She was the last one off […]

Stefano Montesi via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Ky Schevers is fighting back against the anti-trans movement she once took part in. Schevers was assigned the sex of female at birth and later chose to start gender-affirming care by taking testosterone to transition from female to male in her mid-20s. She stopped taking testosterone, though, […]

Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — The attack at a gay bar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, over the weekend has left the local LGBTQ community grieving. At least five people were killed and dozens were injured in a late night shooting on Nov. 19, the eve of Transgender […]

Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Crime, and the fear Americans have of it, has proven to be a popular talking point for election cycles and the 2022 midterm elections were no different. It played a big role in New York, California, Illinois and more, as some Republican candidates claimed the state’s major cities were riddled […]

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (NEW YORK)– A man who spent almost 40 years behind bars had his murder conviction for a 1983 killing overturned Thursday. “Even though it was delayed justice, it was justice,” Raymond Flanks told reporters after he exited the courthouse. “Time and truth prevailed in this matter.” Prosecutors and defense lawyers joined together […]