Wheeler-Reagan said she thinks the prison leadership didn't take the outbreak seriously enough early on and the guards didn't have proper training about how to respond. She was confused why prison officials rejected her husband's bid for home confinement during the pandemic, especially considering he has heart disease and he'll likely be eligible to go to a halfway house later this year, she said. … [Read more...] about Inside the federal prison where three out of every four inmates have tested positive for coronavirus
“Right now they’re just prisoners: There’s no school, no programs, they’re not even letting them go outside for fresh air,” said Denise, who asked that her last name be withheld to protect her son’s juvenile record. In general, The Chronicle does not identify juveniles accused or found guilty of crimes to protect their privacy, under the newsroom’s reporting policies. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus is spiking in California’s youth prisons. So why isn’t the state letting young prisoners out?
“The robbery case recently drew headlines when a search warrant revealed police were looking into how the four victims reportedly received a total of $55,000 in cash at the Miami office of Michael Grieco, a state lawmaker and the lawyer for Dunbar, a 28-year-old Seattle Seahawks player who had been Baker’s co-defendant,” according to the Sun-Sentinel. … [Read more...] about Giants’ DeAndre Baker Charged with Four Counts of Robbery
“The evidence was legally insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Guyger committed murder because (1) through mistake, Guyger formed a reasonable [belief] about a matter of fact – that she entered her apartment and there was an intruder inside – and (2) her mistaken belief negated the culpability of murder because although she intentionally and knowingly caused Jean’s death, she had the right to act in deadly force in self-defense since her belief that deadly force was immediately necessary [and] was reasonable under the circumstances.” … [Read more...] about Amber Guyger, former Dallas cop, files appeal to get murder conviction overturned
Brown, who lived in the same apartment building, had testified about what he’d heard the night Jean was murdered. Lee Merritt, an attorney representing Brown’s family, said Brown’s mother told him about her son’s reservations about his visibility in the Guyger trial. In November, Brown was wounded in the foot in a shooting that left a 25-year-old man dead outside a Dallas nightclub, The Dallas Morning News reported. … [Read more...] about Dallas police name 3 suspects in killing of Joshua Brown, witness in Amber Guyger murder trial; 1 arrested