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15 prisoners have convictions thrown out in Chicago over crooked cops

Preview Fifteen men who were framed by a corrupt team of cops in Chicago have had their convictions thrown out en masse, leading to calls for hundreds of other cases linked to the team led by disgraced former officer Ronald Watts to be investigated.
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‘Slaughterbots’ video warns of the future of fully autonomous weapons

This Slaughterbots fictional video from the Future of Life Institute depicts a swarm killer robot drone attack. This chilling short was presented at the recent UN conference on fully autonomous weapon systems.

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Police can request your DNA without your knowledge or consent via ancestry websites

Preview Sending a sample of your DNA through the post may seem like a harmless and novel way of tracing your ancestry, and millions of Americans have already done so, but there is a more sinister side to this relatively new enterprise.
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Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department: From Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch to zero black senior staff members

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A Transgender Woman Is Being Held in an All-Male Prison. She’s Suing to Be Transferred

BOSTON — A transgender woman behind bars at an all-male prison in Massachusetts filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force the state to transfer her to a women’s facility, saying she is routinely harassed by male inmates and lives in fear of being attacked.

The 52-year-old inmate, who is identified in the complaint only as Jane Doe, has gender dysphoria and has received hormone therapy for decades, including in prison, her attorneys say. Despite that, she has been forced to shower in the view of male prisoners and undergo strip searches by male correctional officers, “who routinely grope her breasts,” the lawsuit says.

“She shouldn’t be punished for being transgender and that’s what’s happening here,” said Jennifer Levi, director of GLAD’s Transgender Rights Project and one of the attorneys representing the inmate.

A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department of Correction declined to comment on the complaint.

The inmate, who is serving a three-to-four-year sentence for a nonviolent drug offense, asked to be moved to the women’s prison but was told she could not be sent there until she has genital surgery, the lawsuit says. She was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, which the American Psychiatric Association defines as a conflict between a person’s physical gender and the gender with which they identify.

The lawsuit says prison staff once forced her to strip with her cell door open while male inmates watched outside and made inappropriate comments about her body. It also claims that male inmates “crowd into the bathroom excitedly” when she showers, harass her in the bathrooms and have tried to “physically force themselves on her.”

“She is often afraid to leave her cell for fear of harassment and violence from DOC prisoners, staff and correctional officers,” the lawsuit says.

Levi said that other states, such as California and Pennsylvania, have allowed transgender offenders to live with inmates of the sex with which they identify.