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NYPD can publicly release body cam videos after court ruling

NYPD can publicly release body cam videos after court ruling

America’s largest city police force can now publicly release its body camera footage, after a state appeals court decision in New York Tuesday. The NYPD will make body camera footage publicly available after New York’s police union, the Police Benevolent Association, had sought to block its release, claiming it violated an officer’s right to confidentiality.…MORE

After responding to a call, a police officer played dolls with the kids

After responding to a call, a police officer played dolls with the kids

This Virginia police officer’s motto: To protect and serve — and then play dolls. South Hill Police Cpl. C.B. Fleming is being praised by the community after a video emerged showing him laying on the ground playing with children. On Valentine’s Day, Fleming was responding to a report of a gas leak at an apartment…MORE

‘#MeToo’ spray-painted on iconic statue of WWII sailor kissing nurse

‘#MeToo’ spray-painted on iconic statue of WWII sailor kissing nurse

Police in Florida are looking for the vandal who painted “#MeToo” on the leg of the nurse in the “Unconditional Surrender” statue. The statue is modeled after an iconic photo taken in Times Square in 1945, showing a woman dressed in a white uniform being embraced and kissed by a sailor to celebrate the end…MORE

Teen makes $35,000 plowing Seattle’s historic snow

Teen makes $35,000 plowing Seattle’s historic snow

Seattle has been suffering through its snowiest February in 70 years, with accumulations of up to 10 inches in some places. But all that white has meant green for one young man with a snowplow, who says he made $35,000 in four days. David Holsten, 18, works as a landscaper and plowing snow in Coeur…MORE

General Motors CEO visits Toledo plant where nooses, ‘whites-only’ signs hung

General Motors CEO visits Toledo plant where nooses, ‘whites-only’ signs hung

GM CEO Mary Barra visited employees on Tuesday at a Toledo, Ohio, plant that has been alleged to be the site of racial discrimination and harassment, and told employees all complaints are being taken seriously. “The meetings with employees covered regular business aspects, as well as workplace behavior and culture issues,” said David Caldwell, GM’s…MORE

Here’s why students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

Here’s why students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

It’s recited in schools across the US every day by students standing stiffly with their hands over their hearts. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The Pledge of Allegiance has…MORE

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police will do away with no-knock warrants, Chief Art Acevedo told residents at a testy town hall dealing with a drug raid that left two people dead and five officers hurt. He did not provide the specific timing for implementing the policy. “The no-knock warrants are going to be going away … and so…MORE

Much of eastern US to get snow, sleet or freezing rain

Much of eastern US to get snow, sleet or freezing rain

A potent winter storm is poised to deliver a mixture of snow, sleet, freezing rain and possible flooding across much of the eastern United States through Thursday. More than 117 million people in the country, many from the Plains and Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, are under some sort of winter weather watch, warning…MORE

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