Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney, called an ex-Oklahoma City officer’s sentencing a rare opportunity to get full justice for his clients, who are poor, Black, and female, he said during an exclusive interview with NewsOne.
The stakes have never been higher, proving on the 43rd anniversary of Roe V. Wade, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Alan Newton spent years in a legal battle with the city after he was released from jail in 2006, the NY Daily News reports.
The court argued the Kansas case in October 2015 and came to an 8 to 1 decision on Wednesday. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented the Supreme Court’s decision, only to note the case shouldn’t have been heard in the first place.
Ex-Oklahoma City officer Daniel Holtzclaw is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on charges of raping and sexually assaulting Black women.
A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ordered the release of five teens accused of raping an 18-year-old girl last week at a playground in what investigators have called an increasingly complicated case, reports the New York Daily News.
On Monday, two of the suspects claimed they had consensual sex with the teen after asking her 39-year-old dad for permission.
If they refused to give sexual favors, the women were subject to dangerous living situations that put them at risk of electrocution, lack of heat and mold consumption.
Four teenagers from the Brownsville area of Brooklyn have been taken into custody in connection with the gang rape of an 18-year-old in New York last week.
An estimated 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault. Some of his longtime fans and supporters, however, have never bought into the allegations.