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Report: Dakota Access Developer and Officers Had Close Relationship

Report: Dakota Access Developer and Officers Had Close Relationship

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A private security firm hired by the developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline conducted an aggressive, multifaceted operation against protesters that included a close working relationship with public law enforcement, documents obtained by an online magazine indicate.  Native American groups that opposed the pipeline say the report from The […]

Immigrant Detainees in Wash. Continue Hunger Strike

Immigrant Detainees in Wash. Continue Hunger Strike

SEATTLE (AP) — An immigrant-rights attorney said Monday that detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state were being threatened with forced feeding if they continue their hunger strike. But federal officials say the step would have to be medically necessary and court-ordered.  Attorney Sandy Restrepo said she spoke on Monday with three detainees […]

Wash. State Gov. Halts Death Penalty: 'Too Many Doubts'

Wash. State Gov. Halts Death Penalty:

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.” The Democrat said he came to the decision after months of review, meetings with family members […]

Complaint: Civil Rights of Latinos Violated When U.S. Border Patrol Responds to 911 Calls

Complaint: Civil Rights of Latinos Violated When U.S. Border Patrol Responds to 911 Calls

  In one case, during a girl’s birthday party in Washington state, a mother dialed 911 and, using English, asked for an ambulance because another child had an accident. She gave her surname of Martinez. Medics, sheriff deputies and, to her surprise, U.S. Border Patrol agents, rushed to the scene. The agents reportedly asked party […]