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A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints against Black and Asian American students, DOJ says

A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints against Black and Asian American students, DOJ says

Black and Asian American students were harassed at a school district in Utah for years and officials deliberately ignored complaints from parents and students, a federal civil rights investigation found. The Justice Department detailed the disturbing pattern at the Davis School District in Farmington, Utah in a report and settlement agreement released this week. The…MORE

Minneapolis police officer is charged in fatal high-speed crash

Minneapolis police officer is charged in fatal high-speed crash

A Minneapolis police officer was charged with manslaughter for allegedly crashing his squad car into a vehicle during a high-speed chase earlier this year, which resulted in the death of an innocent man, authorities announced Friday. Officer Brian Cummings has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the crash that…MORE

Colorado police sergeant under investigation after he is reported by another officer for misconduct
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Colorado police sergeant under investigation after he is reported by another officer for misconduct

A Colorado police officer has been put on administrative leave and an internal investigation is underway after another officer reported him for yelling and cursing at a 17-year-old female during a traffic stop, according to a release by the Aurora Police Department. The June 29 incident was recorded on bodycam video that was released Wednesday…MORE

South Carolina authorities release 911 calls made after Alex Murdaugh shooting
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South Carolina authorities release 911 calls made after Alex Murdaugh shooting

State police in South Carolina on Friday released audio recording of the 911 calls made after embattled attorney Alex Murdaugh was shot on a roadway September 4 in what authorities allege was a failed insurance fraud scheme. The recordings released by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) include two calls made by Murdaugh himself…MORE

USC is apologizing and awarding honorary degrees to Japanese-American students whose education was disrupted after WWII
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USC is apologizing and awarding honorary degrees to Japanese-American students whose education was disrupted after WWII

The University of Southern California is apologizing and plans to award honorary degrees to dozens of Japanese-American students, who were not able to complete their studies in the 1940s after being sent to internment camps during World War II. USC President Carol Folt is planning to issue the diplomas and deliver the apology at the…MORE

Two Doral police officers injured, suspect killed in shooting outside Miami-Dade police station

Two Doral police officers injured, suspect killed in shooting outside Miami-Dade police station

Two Doral, Florida, police officers were shot and injured Friday morning outside a Miami-Dade Police Department station, police said The suspect was killed “as a result of the gunfire exchange with officers,” Doral Police spokesperson Rey Valdes told CNN. One officer was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition. The officer was wearing…MORE

The timeline of Brian Laundrie’s disappearance still doesn’t jibe among authorities and his family’s lawyer
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The timeline of Brian Laundrie’s disappearance still doesn’t jibe among authorities and his family’s lawyer

Now that the remains of Brian Laundrie have been positively identified by authorities, there are still lingering questions as to why, how and even when he disappeared in the days after his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was reported missing. His parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, may be vital to unraveling the mysteries. But their recollections of…MORE

A 10-year-old girl arrested at school over a drawing was the only student disciplined because she is Black, mom and attorney say
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A 10-year-old girl arrested at school over a drawing was the only student disciplined because she is Black, mom and attorney say

A 10-year-old Black girl who was arrested at a school in Hawaii over a drawing was the only Black student involved in the incident and the only one disciplined, the girl’s family and their attorney said. “It’s hard to believe that they were not treated that way because of their race,” Attorney Mateo Caballero said…MORE

A Virginia museum wants to melt down Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue and transform it into public art
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A Virginia museum wants to melt down Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue and transform it into public art

An African American historical museum in Virginia is throwing its hat in the mix to turn what was once a daunting reminder of the country’s Confederate past and in recent years, violence, into a public display of art. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville has submitted an offer to the City Council…MORE

More than 130 Chicago municipal employees file lawsuit challenging vaccine mandates
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More than 130 Chicago municipal employees file lawsuit challenging vaccine mandates

More than 130 Chicago municipal workers filed a lawsuit on Thursday, claiming the city and state’s vaccine mandates are unconstitutional. The workers, mostly from the fire, water and transportation departments, are challenging an executive order by Gov. J.B. Pritzker which requires state employees to be vaccinated for Covid-19. The mandate “far exceeds the power of…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

This is tragic. A crew member was killed and another injured on the set of Alec Baldwin’s new movie. A prop gun that was filled with blanks ended up misfiring so production has been stopped. Alec is reported to be the one that pulled the trigger. Snoop Dogg is set to perform at the Super…

Thursday’s Dirt

Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek might play superheroes in the new ‘Eternals’ but right now they are just super quarantined. Both actresses were possibly exposed to Covid when they walked the red carpet at the premiere in LA. They are said to have tested negative but were isolating out of ‘an abundance of caution.’ As…