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Portland attorney accused of hiding role in real estate fraud, then reaping millions in marijuana deal

Marijuana company Cura Cannabis emerged from the wreckage of the Iris fraud and ultimately sold for $400 million. Portland attorney Nick Slinde retained a stake in the business, acquired in payment for his work representing Iris. Hans Pennink | AP Photo Portland attorney Nick Slinde is facing new allegations that he hid his role in… Read More »

What are war crimes? Definition and punishment explained as Russia accused of breaking laws in Ukraine war

Ukraine is calling for an investigation into potential war crimes committed by Russia during its invasion. The UN Human Rights Council has voted to accept Ukraine’s request to hold an urgent debate on Thursday, where a draft resolution will be considered. If it is adopted, a commission of three independent experts will investigate all alleged… Read More »

Trooper accused of groping allowed to return to law enforcement

The Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST) gave former Trooper Isaiah Lloyd a two-year suspension but backdated it. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A former Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who was accused of inappropriately touching a female driver in 2017 is eligible to return to law enforcement after a vote by the Tennessee Peace Officer… Read More »

What if Algorithms Worked For Accused People, Instead of Against Them? | News & Commentary

Throughout the U.S., judges, prosecutors, and parole boards are given algorithms to guide life-altering decisions about the liberty of the people before them, based mainly on perceived risks to “public safety.” At the same time, people accused and convicted of crimes are given little support. With underfunded public defense in most of these contexts, and… Read More »