After serving 28 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Bernard Young sat in a courtroom Wednesday wearing a silver cross as a symbol of his faith, beaming as he heard the words he has long waited to hear: Your case is dismissed. And he wasn’t bitter, or angry. Rather, the mild-mannered man who was wrongfully convicted of child molestation smiled, hugged his lawyer, then walked over to his sister — the driving force behind his years-long fight for justice who brought him to this day. “It’s all over. It’s all over. Thank you my angel. God is with us,” Young said to his crying sister as the two embraced in the courtroom. Before the hearing, the mostly gray-haired Young stressed that he harbors no ill will […]
COLDWATER, Mich. (AP) — A woman alleges police in southern Michigan slammed her onto the ground and knocked her unconscious while handcuffed at a jail in an incident captured on video. Tiffany McNeil filed a lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court alleging Coldwater police used excessive force in the encounter in a secure entrance at the Branch County Jail, where she was taken after a domestic dispute. Police reports say that McNeil was resisting arrest and moved toward an officer, who then took her down. But the lawsuit says surveillance video shows police lied. The video shows an officer holding McNeil with her face pressed against a wall. At one point, the officer appears to pull her from the wall and throw her, face-first, on […]
A woman is suing several Coldwater, Mich. police officers after she says she was slammed to the ground and knocked unconscious while handcuffed in a secure entrance to the county jail, a bloody incident captured on camera. Tiffany McNeil’s federal lawsuit alleges that police used excessive force and then lied about what happened. “It was absolutely egregious, disgusting, thug-like conduct,” McNeil’s attorney, Solomon Radner, said. “You don’t expect that from police officers, and it shouldn’t be tolerated.” Read the rest of the story here.
A lawyer who earned his degree through a correspondence course and works for a company called 1-800-LAW-FIRM may seem like an odd choice to lead a series of potentially precedent-setting lawsuits against some of the world’s most powerful social media companies. But judging Keith Altman by his resume would be underestimating the 49-year-old lawyer and his quest to make tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google liable for allegedly providing “material support” to followers of terror groups who commit mass murder. “These cases seem impossible but they can have a real impact,” Altman told Fox News. “This is about holding these companies accountable for allowing terrorists to radicalize people through social media channels.” Altman’s ambitious effort to take on the social media giants has been […]