Attorneys said today they expect to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against former Little Rock officer Josh Hastings, the former police chief, Stuart Thomas, and the city of Little Rock over the Aug. 12, 2012 shooting death of Bobby Moore. /more/
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen writes that Little Rock is pandering to a storm trooper mentality by purchasing riot gear for police rather than focusing on better training of officers and more community policing in city unmarked by riots but also marked by questionable police actions in the deaths of black people. /more/
KTHV has an eye opening report on the legendary speed trap of Damascus, a tiny town along busy Highway 65 on the Van Buren and Faulkner county line north of Conway. Damascus has a population of only 385, but their four officers wrote a whopping 2,032 speeding tickets in 2014. /more/
Just another day in paradise up in Jonesboro, where a man blamed a dog for causing him to allegedly commit indecent exposure. Police were called after a resident reported a man walking down the street in Jonesboro with his penis exposed. The incident, the witness told police, was also seen by a 9-year-old girl. /more/
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death, the New York Times reports. Along with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old perpetrated the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, planting and setting off two pressure-cooker bombs near the crowded finish line of the race. /more/
KFSM in Fort Smith is reporting that police have uncovered an alleged plot by a 13 year old student at East Hills Middle School in Greenwood in which, police say, the boy planned to kill himself and three other students. Police say one of the boy's classmates learned of his plans and told a parent, who called the authorities. /more/
Police say that troubled boxer Jermain Taylor was allegedly involved in an incident at a Pulaski County rehab facility in which a resident was struck and knocked to the floor. A Pulaski County Sheriff's office report says the incident happened yesterday at around 7 p.m. at Oasis Renewal Center on Cooper Orbit Road in far west Pulaski County. /more/
Investigators in Jonesboro say that a veteran children's pastor there was found to have "tens of thousands" of video and still images of nude, pubescent girls after his wife discovered a computer file containing the images on their shared computer and called police, /more/
Now that the chorus of politicians invoking religious liberty against the president and local governments includes nearly every Republican presidential candidate, it is time to ask whether those who espouse religious liberty the most loudly believe in it least.
Brooke Arnold, writing in Salon, provides a personal look at life according to the teachings of a religious organization that has been influential with the Duggar family. She argues it cultivates a culture where women are more vulnerable to rape and sexual abuse.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported over the weekend, though the Little Rock edition did not, that it had interviewed an unnamed church elder about Jim Bob and Josh Duggar's meeting with then-State Trooper Joseph Hutchens to report Josh Duggar's improper contact with girls in the Duggar household.