Tag: Washington D.C

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U.S. Judge Richard Roberts Sued For $15 Million In Alleged Sex Assault Of Teenage Witness

A judge from the U.S. District Court in Washington was hit with a civil lawsuit the same day he retired over claims he allegedly assaulted a teenage witness in a high-profile case 35 years ago. CBS News reports that Terry Mitchell, 51, claims Richard Roberts sexually abused her during the trial of White supremacist Joseph Paul Franklin, who killed two Black joggers in Salt Lake City back in 1981.

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Police: Black transit riders receive more fines than Whites

The Metro Transit Police Department has released a report highlighting the racial disparities among public transit riders in Minneapolis-St. Paul, namely that Black adults are more likely to receive fines than their White counterparts. The data collected by the Metro Transit Police Department focused on the amount of fines given to those who could not pay public transit fares in the […]