Civil Rights Violations

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina jail was sued Wednesday over its policy barring inmates from having any reading material other than the Bible.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Leaders of the Pennsylvania State Police told a legislative committee Monday that unsubstantiated or needlessly inflammatory listings in state-contracted homeland security intelligence bulletins caused a series of problems for their operations.

BOSTON - The family of a former student who received electric shocks at a special needs school has agreed to receive $65,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming the treatment was inhumane and violated the student's civil rights.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - Grand jury evidence doesn't support the charges against a Massachusetts teen accused of bullying a 15-year-old classmate who committed suicide, her attorney said Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES - The police officer who shot and killed a Guatemalan immigrant who authorities said was threatening people with a knife is being sued by a man claiming he was unlawfully shot by the officer in 2008.
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