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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014
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January 18, 2019 - 11:29 am
UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. ___ By Don Babwin and Michael Tarm, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Several black motorists testified Friday that the white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald used racial slurs and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 killing that was captured...
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A Montgomery County judge has denied Bill Cosby’s request for a new trial.
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Jim Melwert
October 23, 2018 - 4:55 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Montgomery County judge has denied Bill Cosby’s request for a new trial. Also on Tuesday, the 81-year-old entertainer filed a request with a higher court to let him out of prison pending his appeal. Montgomery County judge Steven O’Neill denied Cosby’s motion for...
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Rob McCord is shown being endorsed by the Philadelphia Black Clergy during his gubernatorial run in 2014.
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Tony Romeo
August 28, 2018 - 12:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge in Harrisburg has sentenced former state Treasurer Rob McCord to 30 months in prison for his guilty plea nearly four years ago for attempting to extort campaign donations during his bid for governor. U.S. District Judge John Jones gave a long...
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