Attorneys for Brazilian citizen David Miranda, the partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, say their client was unlawfully detained by London Metropolitan police and that they will be seeking legal redress. In an Aug. 20 letter to British Home Secretary Theresa May and London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Miranda's attorney's called his detention a "flagrant misuse" of power and said they would be seeking damages. read more
New York City's controversial policing tactic known as stop-and-frisk was ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. judge last week, reigniting the issue. Its chief defenders---soon-to-be departing mayor, Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly --- have been making media rounds in defense of the program. But with Bloomberg's legacy and Kelly's possible future position as Secretary of Homeland Security hanging in the balance--is the tone they want to strike one of inflexibility? read more
1. Does this groom's bruised face count as something blue? This wedding disaster video fail proved that DIY tricks aren’t for everyone.
2. One pro-Bob Filner protester says she never received “sloppy kisses” from the San Diego mayor--because she “never the opportunity.”
3. Legendary performer Prince has a new cover for his single "Breakfast Can Wait," and it's sure to make every Chappelle’s Show fan rejoice.
Monday night on All In with Chris Hayes: New York City's stop-and-frisk policy has sparked a national discussion about security, justice and racial profiling. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have been on a media blitz defending the controversial program from critics who support a federal judge's decision that the practice is unconstitutional. Mayor Bloomberg wrote an op-ed in Monday's Washington Post defending stop-and-frisk, while Democratic front-runner for mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on his opposition to the program in a new ad released Monday. read more
With Cory Booker on the cusp of becoming New Jersey’s first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate, the Democratic Party is a step closer to reclaiming a crucial vote in Congress.
On Tuesday, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly chose the Newark mayor as their Democratic standard bearer in what was anticipated to be a low-turnout primary. National attention has been fixed on the special election to fill the vacant seat caused by the death of long-time Sen. Frank Lautenberg, but little on Newark where would-be candidates are lining up to take the Brick City’s helm. read more
There are months to go before Detroit residents find out whether their city is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. In the meantime, those who want to prevent the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history are seeing their legal options narrow. read more
Budget cuts mandated by sequestration have eliminated Head Start services for more than 57,000 children nationwide, according to new data released by the federal government.
The automatic, across-the-board budget cuts have also resulted in pay cuts or layoffs for at least 18,000 employees of Head Start, which provides education, nutrition, and health services for children aged 5 and under. read more