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Frank Nucera
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David Madden
November 13, 2019 - 5:47 pm
The former top cop in Bordentown will return to federal court in March to be tried a second time on charges that he assaulted a teenager being taken into custody three years ago, in part, because of his race. Read more here.
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File photo of Congressman John Conyers from 2016, seen during a ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, in Detroit.
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AP News
October 27, 2019 - 5:02 pm
Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress, has died. He was 90.
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In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, a sign for the Department of Justice hangs in the press briefing room at the Justice Department, in Washington.
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AP News
October 21, 2019 - 10:28 am
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said.
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Frank Nucera
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David Madden
October 11, 2019 - 11:18 am
A mistrial has been declared in the federal hate crime trial of former Bordentown Police Chief Frank Nucera, after jurors could not come to a verdict on the two most serious counts in the case. All signs point to a retrial on those charges. Read more here.
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Federal courthouse in Camden.
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David Madden
October 09, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Jurors in the hate trial of he former Bordentown police chief have reached a guilty verdict on lying to the FBI a charge that could carry a jail term of up to five years when sentencing takes place.
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U.S. federal courthouse in Camden.
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David Madden
October 08, 2019 - 5:59 pm
The federal trial of the former Bordentown police chief continues with jurors announcing they’ve reached a partial verdict in the case, and deliberations will resume Wednesday morning.
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Protestors and supporters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019 in Washington as the justices hear three challenges from New York, Michigan and Georgia involving workers who claim they were fired because they were gay or transgender.
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Cherri Gregg
October 08, 2019 - 2:13 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday morning over whether the Civil Rights Act's prohibition on sex discrimination extends to LGBT people. Arguments were heard for two separate cases — one involving two men fired by employers who learned they were gay and another involving a...
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David Madden
October 03, 2019 - 9:58 am
Jurors in Camden Federal Court are considering the case of Frank Nucera, the former police chief in Bordentown, Burlington County, who is accused of abusing a black man during an arrest, committing civil rights violations and lying to investigators.
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Aimee Stephens walks to her car in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.
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AP News
September 30, 2019 - 8:16 am
The Supreme Court will hear Aimee Stephens' case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with whether the same law covers sexual orientation. The cases are the first involving LGBT...
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Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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AP News
September 26, 2019 - 7:54 am
The "OK" hand gesture, a mass killer's bowl-style haircut and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses are among 36 new entries in a Jewish civil rights group's online database of hate symbols used by white supremacists and other far-right extremists.
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