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Another Tarrant County Jail Inmate Dies In Custody This Week

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-05-28 16:44:35

SUMMARY: Tarrant County officials reported the death of a female inmate who was unresponsive in her cell and later pronounced dead at John Peter Smith Hospital after receiving Narcan. She was held since May 16th on charges including theft and parole violation. This incident follows the April death of Anthony Johnson Jr., whose struggle with jail staff, captured on , showed a deputy's knee on his back, reminiscent of George Floyd's death. Dallas attorney Daryl Washington urges the Justice Department to investigate 64 inmate deaths since 2017. A protest is planned by “United My Justice” on May 30th against jail conditions.

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Supreme Court upholds federal ban on firearms for domestic violence offenders

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-21 09:49:31

SUMMARY: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on firearms for individuals under domestic violence restraining orders, with an 8-1 decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts—Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting. Roberts stated that individuals posing a credible threat to intimate partners can be disarmed consistent with the Second Amendment. This ruling stems from the case U.S. v. Rahimi, a significant test since the court's 2022 decision that expanded gun rights. The 1994 federal statute mandates that restraining orders be reported to the national background check system to prevent firearm sales to those posing threats.

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Presidential debate: Watch ABC News’ Presentation of the CNN Presidential Debate simulcast Thursday, June 27

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-21 08:16:11

SUMMARY: ABC will extensively cover the 2024 presidential election starting on June 27 at 7 p.m. EDT. The programming includes a special report titled “Battle for the White House” at 8 p.m., followed by the CNN Presidential Debate simulcast at 9 p.m., and a post-debate analysis. Coverage will be available on ABC, ABC News Live, and Hulu, with David Muir, Linsey Davis, and other top correspondents leading the reporting. ABC News Digital and 538 will offer comprehensive online coverage, while ABC Audio will provide live pre- and post-debate updates. “The View” will discuss the debate on June 28, and the second debate will air on September 10.

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SWAT team called to scene in northeast Austin

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www.kxan.com – Abigail Jones – 2024-06-21 07:53:42

SUMMARY: The Austin Police Department's SWAT team is responding to a scene involving a “barricaded subject” in northeast Austin, specifically in the 1100 block of Ash Cove, near East Braker Lane and Dessau Road. The situation is currently active, with police asking the public to avoid the area. Limited details have been provided, and updates will be given as they become available. This information was initially reported by KXAN on Friday, June 21.

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