Adolph Grimes: New Orleans NOPD goes to trial for civil rights violations

Adolph Grimes - trajectory of officer bullets
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source/credits: The Law Office of Glenn C. McGovern
published: 5 July 2021

A civil jury trial date has officially been set on August 2, 2021,for the January 1, 2009, police shooting 82 40 caliber low trajectory angle shots into Adolph Grimes III body. NOPD plain clothes officer killed Grimes, in violation of 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 Civil Rights Act wrongful death case of Adolph Grimes III. The civil jury civil rights trial is set for August 2, 2021, in the Eastern District Court Federal Courthouse in New Orleans.

Of the 27 instances between January 2009 and May 2010 in which NOPD officers intentionally discharged their firearms at people, all 27 of the subjects of this deadly force were African American.

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UK government drops bid to shield soldiers from war crimes prosecutions

Soldier Hidden In Forestsource: Middle East Eye
published: 27 July 2021

The UK government has abandoned attempts to shield members of its armed forces from prosecution for murder and war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ministers agreed to amend its deeply controversial Overseas Operations Bill following stiff opposition from members of parliament’s upper house, the Lords.

The initial proposal – to shield soldiers from prosecution for torture or genocide as well as murder and war crimes – had also faced condemnation by human rights groups and retired senior officers. This does not mean that soldiers and ex-soldiers will be prosecuted, however.

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Lawsuit alleges foster agency failed to prevent abuse, death of toddler

all credits: FortWorth Star-Telegram
published: 15 April 2021

A lawsuit was filed this week against a Fort Worth foster care organization and its employees, accusing them of failing to follow proper requirements in the care of a 3-year-old who died last year.

The parents of Amari Boone, represented by The Button Law Firm, filed the lawsuit Monday in Dallas against ACH Child and Family Services in Fort Worth. Rodney Boone and Ariana George believe the foster care agency failed to keep their son safe from abuse by his foster parents, according to the lawsuit. Amari died April 12, 2020, after his third emergency visit to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

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