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Dec 12, 2014

Last messages of ex-NFLer’s alleged victim not admissible: Mass. judge

By Scott Malone

FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) – The jury at next month’s murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will not hear of the final text messages his alleged victim sent to his sister, a Massachusetts judge ruled on Friday.

Prosecutors had argued that Odin Lloyd’s last text messages showed he had believed he was in danger as he rode in a car with Hernandez after being summoned to his house late one night in June 2013.

Dec 12, 2014
Dec 11, 2014
Dec 11, 2014

U.S. chokehold protesters ‘die-in’, issue demands in New York

/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Students at medical schools around the United States planned “die-ins” to protest the chokehold death by police of an unarmed black man and New York activists demanded the city take action after a grand jury declined to indict the officer involved.

Protests intensified last week after the grand jury decision to not charge a white New York City police officer in the July death of Eric Garner, who was unarmed. The decision came a week after a Missouri grand jury did not indict a white officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen.

Dec 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2014

NY police promise to rebuild trust as protests spread

/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The head of the New York Police Department vowed on Tuesday to repair relations with poor and minority communities following the death of a suspect, even as protests over police violence flared across the United States.

The department will retrain its members in nonviolent ways of making arrests, Police Commissioner William Bratton said, adding that he had taken a non-confrontational approach to protests over a grand jury’s decision not to charge the officer involved in the controversial chokehold case.

Dec 9, 2014

NY police promise to rebuild trust as protests continue

/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The head of the New York Police Department vowed on Tuesday to repair relations with poor and minority communities following the death of a suspect, even as protests over police violence flared across the United States.

The department will retrain its members in nonviolent ways of making arrests, Police Commissioner William Bratton said, adding that he had taken a non-confrontational approach to protests over a grand jury’s decision not to charge the officer involved in the controversial chokehold case.

Dec 9, 2014
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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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