The poisoning of Flint’s drinking water supply was especially harmful for inmates housed there in the county jail, a new lawsuit alleges. The federal suit, filed Monday on behalf of more than 90 former prisoners in the Genesee County Jail in Flint, alleges prisoners were forced to continue drinking tap water even after officials knew about the lead contamination. The suit also alleges bottled water was withheld from inmates even when brought to the jail by concerned family members and other donors, that when bottled water was made available it was rationed in insufficient quantities, and that the jail instead charged prisoners a premium to buy bottled water from the commissary. Because they were jailed, “plaintiffs could not travel to an area and/or municipality which had uncontaminated water,” […]
A city police officer acting as a security guard didn’t do his job and more than two dozen of his colleagues failed in their duties or violated the civil rights of surviving victims after the 2016 Orlando, Florida, nightclub massacre, according to a new federal lawsuit. The gunman, Omar Mateen, was shot dead by police after killing 49 people and wounding 58 at Pulse nightclub in what was then the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Orlando police officer Adam Gruler, according to court papers filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, “was at Pulse at all pertinent times and was charged with providing security to Pulse. Instead, he abandoned his post, thereby allowing [the] shooter to not only enter the club once to scout […]
Twitter, Google and Facebook knowingly provided “support and resources” to ISIS as the terror group carried out its 2015 coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, a lawsuit charges. Hundreds of people were injured in the terror attack, including Illinois resident Mandy Palmucci, who filed the federal lawsuit in Chicago last week. Palmucci was with friends at a cafe in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, when three ISIS terrorists approached and opened fire. Read the rest of the story here.
Mandy Palmucci traveled to France in the fall of 2015 to run a marathon. Before returning to the United States, the Illinois woman visited Paris. And on Nov. 13, 2015, she stopped in a café with her friends, records show. That’s when three ISIS terrorists — including a man once seen on YouTube saying “it’s nice to see from time to time, the blood of infidels” — attacked. The woman and her friends dropped to the ground and linked arms. Their arms shook. Their bodies jerked so hard Palmucci thought the bullets had hit her. And she still remembers the screams. That account of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris is contained in a new lawsuit Palmucci filed in federal court in Chicago aimed at […]