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Justice Sotomayor Boils Down What's Twisted About The Law On Police Brutality

WASHINGTON ― The Supreme Court doesn’t decide a lot of police shooting cases, but when it does, it tends to side with the officers. And increasingly it does so in unsigned rulings for which it doesn’t bother to hold oral arguments ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/justice-sotomayor-boils-down-apos-232151994.html


Justice Sonia Sotomayor has become one of the more vocal critics of how the law shields police abuses



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The Huffington Post•April 24, 2017


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A cop shot an unarmed man in the back The Supreme Court says there doesn’t even need to be a trial
Justice Sotomayor dissents

The penalty for drunk driving is not getting shot in the back, nor is this the penalty for walking away from a police officer; nevertheless, a cop shot Ricardo Salazar-Limon, causing him “crippling injuries,” as he tried to walk away from a drunk driving arrest, Salazar-Limon was unarmed.

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will do nothing for Mr. Salazar-Limon, a lower court decision holding Salazar-Limon will not even receive a full trial will stand without the Supreme Court hearing the case ...

https://thinkprogress.org/cop-unarmed-man-supreme-court-92bf5b111222


CREDIT: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak


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Justices turn away appeal from Houston man shot by police


... Her dissent, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drew a response from Justice Samuel Alito, who insisted the court applies "uniform standards" when deciding to review all such cases.

Sotomayor has criticized the court before for siding with police in excessive force cases; in a 2015 dissent, she said the court was sanctioning a "'shoot first, think later' approach to policing" when it sided with a Texas state trooper who fatally shot a man fleeing from police ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/justices-turn-away-appeal-houston-man-shot-police-171236266--politics.html




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Associated PressApril 24, 2017


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