Support for freed slaves was so strong after the Civil War we saw Black Representatives and even Lieutenant Governors taking office in the 1860s. Their success was short-lived, cut down by racist sentiments that look very much like the ones rocking the country today. This is part of our "History Refocused" series -- stories from America's past you should have heard about, but probably didn't. [Source]
A Loveland, Colorado, police officer is on administrative leave and two other officers have been reassigned to administrative duties after a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging excessive use of force was filed against the city of Loveland and the three officers.
A Minnesota man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly trapped a police officer's arm in his truck window while attempting to flee, and then attacking him with the officer's own rescue hammer, police said.