Delays in Just Stop Oil court cases ‘undermine confidence in the criminal justice system’

Protesters who won’t be tried until 2025 included a group who allegedly scaled a freeway gantry – Leon Neal/Getty Images Just Stop Oil protesters will not face justice for three years due to court delays, prompting warnings that faith in the criminal justice system is being shaken. The Met Police have revealed that 33 protesters … Read more

Scotland wants to decriminalize drugs. The UK government just says no

LONDON (AP) — The Scottish government has proposed decriminalizing possession of all drugs for personal use to tackle one of the highest overdose death rates in Europe. The suggestion was almost instantly blocked by Britain’s Conservative government in London, which said it had “no plans” to relax drug laws. Edinburgh’s semi-autonomous government, led by the … Read more

Columbus will provide 5,000 free padlocks and lock boxes to city residents

An example of a standard padlock, surrounded by guns. Members of the Columbus City Council, City Police and Fire Departments, and Columbus Public Health officials are leading a joint effort to provide 5,000 free gun locks and safes/padlocks for firearms to city residents. A press conference to publicize the programs at 10:30 a.m. Monday at … Read more

KBI agents helped wrongfully convict him, claims Floyd Bledsoe. He’s asking for $24 million

Floyd Bledsoe, wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and murder in Jefferson County in 1999, is seeking between $24 million and $48 million in compensatory damages from the remaining four defendants in a lawsuit he is pursuing. He is asking that three defendants — an attorney and two former Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents — also … Read more

California man arrested in connection with serial murders of Mexican sex workers

SAN DIEGO — A California man is suspected in a series of murders of sex workers in Mexico, the Baja California attorney general announced Friday. Federal authorities arrested Bryant Rivera, 30, Thursday in Downey, a town in Los Angeles County, at the request of Mexican authorities, according to court documents and US officials. He was … Read more

25-50-100 years ago — July 8

July 8 — 100 years ago July 8, 1923 This date was a Sunday. The Frederick News-Post does not currently publish a Sunday edition. 50 years ago July 8, 1973 This date was a Sunday. The Frederick News-Post does not currently publish a Sunday edition. 25 years ago July 8, 1998 In a surprise move … Read more