Uvalde survivors file class action lawsuit seeking $27 billion from law enforcement entities, school district and others

Uvalde survivors file class action lawsuit seeking  billion from law enforcement entities, school district and others

CNN — Survivors of the fatal mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, have filed a $27 billion class action lawsuit against multiple law enforcement agencies in Texas, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Austin, names the city, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, the school district’s … Read more

Garland: DOJ wants ‘all’ transcripts and evidence in House January 6 probe

Garland: DOJ wants ‘all’ transcripts and evidence in House January 6 probe

CNN — The Justice Department is seeking access to “all” transcripts and other evidence collected in the House January 6, 2021, investigation, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. The comments from Garland, in response to a question from CNN’s Evan Perez, nodded to the monthslong effort by the department to access the witness testimony the … Read more

House January 6 committee chairman says panel ‘close to putting pens down’ on final report

House January 6 committee chairman says panel ‘close to putting pens down’ on final report

CNN — The chairman of the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol said Tuesday that the panel is “close to putting pens down” on its final report, which is slated for release by the end of this Congress. “The body of the report is complete and there is … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Court denies stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today

Kevin Johnson: Court denies stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today

CNN — The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a death row inmate’s request for a stay of his execution after hearing arguments that racial discrimination played a role in his prosecution for the murder of a police officer. With Kevin Johnson set to be executed Tuesday, he will appeal to the United States Supreme Court, … Read more

Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that Donald Trump was “wrong” to recently have dinner with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Florida resort and that the former president should apologize for it. “President Trump was wrong to give a White nationalist, an anti-Semite and … Read more

Lawsuit alleges investor Leon Black raped a woman inside Jeffrey Epstein’s home

Lawsuit alleges investor Leon Black raped a woman inside Jeffrey Epstein’s home

New York CNN Business — Billionaire investor Leon Black has been sued by a woman alleging he “brutal[ly]” raped her at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse in spring 2002. Cheri Pierson names both Black — the co-founder and former CEO of private equity behemoth Apollo Global Management — and the estate of the late Epstein as … Read more

Suspect in Buffalo Tops mass shooting expected to plead guilty in court today, victims’ attorney says

Suspect in Buffalo Tops mass shooting expected to plead guilty in court today, victims’ attorney says

CNN — The suspect accused of killing 10 people at a grocery store in an efficiently Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, earlier this year is expected to plead guilty to state murder charges Monday, according to a victims’ attorney. Payton Gendron, a 19-year-old white man, is scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 am … Read more

Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed Tuesday. But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to witness

Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed Tuesday.  But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to witness

CNN — A federal court has denied a 19-year-old’s request to let her witness her father’s execution on Tuesday, when the state of Missouri is scheduled to put him to death for the 2005 murder of police Sergeant William McEntee. Corionsa Ramey is barred from attending the execution of her father, Kevin Johnson, because Missouri … Read more

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for battery and defamation as lookback window for adult sex abuse survivors’ suits opens in New York

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for battery and defamation as lookback window for adult sex abuse survivors’ suits opens in New York

CNN — Ex-magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll sued to form President Donald Trump for battery and defamation under a new New York law that allows adults alleging sexual assault to bring claims years after the attack. Carroll filed the lawsuit Thursday, the first day that civil lawsuits can be brought under the new law, the … Read more

Epstein accuses JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, claiming banks benefited from sex trafficking operation

Epstein accuses JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, claiming banks benefited from sex trafficking operation

New York CNN — Two anonymous women who accuse the late Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse have filed separate civil lawsuits against JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Deutsche Bank AG, claiming the big banks enabled and benefitted financially from Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking operation. The class action suits were filed in part under a … Read more