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BY MONIVETTE CORDEIRO ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – Markeith Loyd will face trial in early October for the 2017 killing of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton, a judge said at a Monday hearing. Loyd’s trial, which was scheduled to start May 2020, was postponed last year due to concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Jury selection is […]

It’s imperative that America take action now — not just with reforms in policing but also by creating a more just and inclusive society. We have a verdict in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial and justice for George Floyd. Now we need lasting change and justice for all. Now a nation that was holding its breath […]

THE CHAUVIN TRIAL CONTINUES Rodney Floyd leads family members, including Philonise and Keeta Floyd, to the Hennepin County Government Center on Wednesday, April 7, in Minneapolis for the trial of Derek Chauvin. The former Minneapolis police officer is on trial for the murder of George Floyd. See a story on Page 6 about how the […]

Inmates awaiting trial, the elderly, the afflicted, and those who have served much of their sentence should get early release, if possible quarantined at home to ensure they are safe. Across the United States and across the world, prisoners are among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus. Overcrowded facilities, shortages of food and medicine, and […]

BY CHRISTIE D’ZURILLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The reality is starting to set in: Coronavirus has a lot of people stuck at home. Sports are shut down. Some people are temporarily out of work or might be soon. Budgets for luxuries — like premium TV —are tightening. So how do we stay entertained without breaking the […]

BY LEONARD GREENE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky is headed home to await an assault verdict after weeks in a Swedish jail, in a case that attracted worldwide attention and support from celebrities — including the president of the United States. “A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to […]

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A federal judge Wednesday set a Nov. 16 sentencing date for former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown after rejecting her requests for a new trial and an acquittal on corruption charges. Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat who served 24 years in the U.S. House, was convicted in May on charges related to […]

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown was found guilty Thursday (May 11) on 18 counts in a federal corruption trial, the latest chapter in a stunning fall for a longtime Jacksonville political institution. Brown, who was defeated for re-election last year after 24 years in the […]