Over 30 people were run over in Las Vegas when a woman drove her car into a crowd opposite the luxurious Paris Hotel. Police say at least one person has died and four are in critical condition. The driver has been detained and the motive is being probed. Read more.
Our nation’s prison and jail population had quintupled in 30 years, leaving us with the highest incarceration rate in the world. A third of black men had felony records — due in large part to a racially biased, brutal drug war — and were relegated to a permanent second-class status. Tens of millions of people in the United States had been stripped of basic civil and human rights, including the right to vote, the right to serve on juries and the right to be free of legal discrimination in employment, housing, education and basic public benefits. Read more.