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Topic - Michael Risher
The Oakland City Council moved closer on Tuesday to banning hammers, wrenches, shields, sling shots, paint projectiles and other "tools of violence and vandalism" at protests, raising concerns by the American Civil Liberties Union and local activists.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can collect DNA samples from people arrested in — but not yet convicted of — serious crimes without first obtaining a warrant, likening the effective technique used by police in more than half the 50 states to fingerprinting or photographing of suspects.
Two men riding in a stolen car that led a pair of Prince George's County police officers on a fatal car chase on Interstate 95 were indicted Thursday on criminal charges, authorities said.
A man who was in a fleeing Acura TL, that a pair of Prince George's County police officer were chasing when their cruiser crashed and killed one of the officers, will be charged with auto theft, police announced Wednesday.
The head of the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency is defending the system's move to cut wireless service to thwart a planned protest last week. But he says the tactic likely won't be used again.
Civil libertarian groups have backed away from threats to legally challenge the Bay Area Rapid Transit system's wireless service shutdown last week after the agency refused a repeat amid rush-hour protests that shuttered four San Francisco stations.
Rush-hour protests prompted the closure of four San Francisco subway stations and sent hundreds of commuters into the sidewalks and streets Monday, but there was no repeat of the wireless service shutdowns that angered protesters last week.
A decision by San Francisco Bay Area transit officials to cut off cell phone service at some of its stations to thwart a planned protest drew angry response Saturday from one transit board member who said she was shocked that officials acted as "this type of censor."
"I appreciate that the City Council wants to make demonstrations safe," ACLU attorney Michael Risher told KGO-TV. "But they should look at both sides of the equation and realize that there are more protesters who are injured by the police during protests than there are officers who are injured by protesters."
California allows DNA to be collected in all felony cases, which could include entering a store with the intent to shoplift or walking a dog off a leash on federal property, Mr. Risher noted.