Before Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was in the national spotlight for the recent killings of Alton Sterling and three police officers, it was the city’s court system that was at the center of a prolonged battle over race.
It takes a lot for a judge to get publicly disciplined once, let alone twice. But at least five judges across Louisiana have violated their oaths repeatedly and abused their judicial authority.
Debtors’ prisons were outlawed in the U.S. almost 200 years ago, but in pockets of the country, modern-day debtors’ prisons are alive and well.
In California, the Richmond Housing Authority made a number of promises to get removed from the government’s list of the worst-of-the-worst public housing agencies. But now, federal officials say the agency cheated.
Police officers raided Richmond, California’s abandoned Hacienda public housing complex to evict the defiant city employee who refused to leave and clear the building of squatters.
After the city of Richmond, California, declared the Hacienda public housing complex uninhabitable and evacuated the last of the residents three months ago, homeless people broke into the empty apartments – and stayed.
A man who ran an Alabama day care registered under a church’s name was convicted of sexual abuse. But the state Supreme Court later ruled that the church and day care weren’t connected.
An Alabama lawmaker has introduced a bill to license the more than 900 religious day cares in the state that currently operate without almost no government oversight.
The federal government, several state legislatures and local health departments have decided that granting faith-based day cares too much freedom puts children at risk.
For the first time in the state’s history, an Alabama lawmaker is introducing a bill to overturn the state’s religious exemption for faith-based day cares.