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A verbal encounter with police at a Black Lives Matter protest led pregnant activist to 4-year prison sentence

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Lawyers are pushing for a judge to reconsider the prison sentence of a South Carolina activist who was convicted for "breach of peace," aggravated over remarks she made to police during racial justice protests in 20...

Eliza Fletcher’s suspected killer Cleotha Henderson served 20 years of a 24-year sentence, here’s why

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Henderson's sentencing documents noted that the court ordered him to serve "100%" of his 24-year sentence due to his violent criminal past under the Sentence Reform Act of 1989. His juvenile rap sheet already include...

Brittney Griner appeals 9-year sentence in Russia drug case: report

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Griner’s lawyer Maria Blagovolina told RIA Novosti the appeal was filed. Griner was also fined 1 million rubles – the equivalent to about $ 16,400. The 31-year-old was arrested in February in Russia. She was returni...

Brittney Griner’s sentence in Russia ‘unfortunate,’ basketball legend Lisa Leslie says

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Griner initially pleaded guilty to the drug charges. She was arrested in February for bringing vape cartridges containing oils derived from cannabis through a Moscow airport. She had been detained ever since and is l...

Trevor Reed: Brittney Griner’s nine-year prison sentence by Russian court is ‘clearly political’

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Trevor Reed, a US citizen freed earlier this year after being detained in Russia for nearly three years, said Friday that Brittney Griner's sentence by a Russian court is "clearly political." Griner, a WNBA star who...

Brittney Griner trial: Russian court hands down verdict, sentence in WNBA star’s case

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A Russian judge convicted Griner of drug possession and drug smuggling and sentenced her to 9 years in prison. She was also fined one million rubles, the equivalent of about $ 16,400. Griner, 31, appeared in a court...

California murderer released 6 years into 50-year sentence arrested again on gun, DUI charges after car chase

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Andrew Cachu was released in November after Deputy District Attorney Alisa Blair, a close Gascon ally, declined to present evidence at a hearing to determine whether he should remain in custody after aging out of the...

Federal prosecutors ask judge to sentence Derek Chauvin to 25 years for violating George Floyd’s civil rights

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Federal prosecutors asked a federal judge in the District of Minnesota on Wednesday to sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 25 years in prison for violating George Floyd's civil rights. Chauvi...

Michigan Supreme Court rejects Larry Nassar’s request to appeal his state prison sentence

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Michigan's highest court has denied disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's request to hear his appeal for a lower state prison sentence. Nassar, 58, is serving a 60-year federal sentence, which he ...

Supreme Court lets stand the death sentence of Texas inmate

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Washington The Supreme Court on Monday let stand the death sentence of a Texas inmate, rejecting his arguments that Texas state courts had failed to follow the justices' earlier ruling in his case about whether he re...

Family ‘devastated’ by death sentence on British national by pro-Russian court in Ukraine

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London Relatives of a British man sentenced to death by a court in the pro-Russian, self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have said they are "devastated" and that he "should be accorded all the rights of a ...

Los Angeles sheriff calls out DA Gascon over claim of support for ‘lightweight’ sentence in mom’s hit-and-run

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"We were never consulted as we were not the investigating agency," the Los Angeles official wrote on Facebook and Twitter early Saturday. "Sheriff’s investigators would never be OK with the lightweight sentencing in ...

California trans child molester Hannah Tubbs faces life sentence in murder of fellow survivalist group member

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Tubbs was the second-ranking leader of the group when she was charged with killing fellow member Michael Clark, who prosecutors say she repeatedly bludgeoned with a rock in April 2019. Hannah Tubbs, 26, beg...

Lying, a long American tradition, is no longer a political death sentence

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LBJ lied by saying "we are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves" – before blundering into Vietnam. Richard Nixon lied about ...

Navalny reacts to 9-year sentence calling on Russian supporters to act against Putin regime ‘war criminals’

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"I am very grateful to everyone for their support. And, guys, I want to say: the best support for me and other political prisoners is not sympathy and kind words, but actions," Navalny said in a message shared on his...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny reacts to 9-year prison sentence by quoting ‘The Wire’

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Navalny has frequently criticized the Kremlin and President Vladimir Putin, calling the latter an "obviously insane czar" for his invasion of Ukraine last month. He has also called on his country to stage daily prote...

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