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Obama’s Plan For Immigration Reform Blocked By Court Of Appeals

The President’s proposed new immigration procedures have been blocked by the 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals. The program would have allowed over 4 million “otherwise removable undocumented immigrants to be eligible for work authorization and associated benefits.” The courts felt Obama was attempting to overstep his boundaries and disregard the limits to his executive power. [CNN]

Supreme Court Justifies Police Shootings In Brutality Cases

A Texas Public Safety Trooper, Chadrin Mullenix was granted immunity by the Supreme Court after shooting a motorist, Israel Leija in the midst of a high speed chase. The police had set up spikes to disable the suspects car however, Mullenix who wasn’t involved in the chase, nor was he trained for that level of duty, took it upon himself to shoot at Israel six times. The Supreme Court ruled his use of force was reasonable. [Huffington Post]

Veterans With PTSD Are Being Incarcerated At An Alarming Rate

There may be a correlation between military service and criminal behavior. Approximately 300 of the 3,000 inmates on death row are veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) many of whom failed to receive proper mental care. New research on the illness hopes to provide a renewed opportunity at justice.[Huffington Post]

New York Police Commissioner Says ‘Stop Feeding The Homeless’

Apparently, residents of New York are bothered by the homeless people scattered throughout the city. The response from NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton was to discourage residents from giving to those begging in the streets. “My best advice to the citizens of New York City: If this is so upsetting to you, don’t give. One of the quickest ways to get rid of them is not to give to them” he said. [New York Post]

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