NewsOne Exclusive: Attorney Solomon-Simmons Confirms Daniel Holtzclaw Victims Moving Forward With Civil Lawsuit

Source: NewsOne/Lynette Holloway Ben Crump, prominent civil rights attorney and president of the National Bar Association, is teaming up with local attorneys to file a federal civil suit against former Oklahoma City, Okla. police officer Daniel Holtzclaw and the city, according to KOCO TV. Damario Solomon-Simmons, a civil rights attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma who was instrumental in drawing attention to the …

Young Mother’s Murder Appeal Rejected by Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

Source: Tulsa World OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the appeal of a woman who was convicted of killing her husband by pushing him through a 25th-floor window in a Tulsa high-rise apartment. Amber Hilberling, 22, was convicted March 18, 2013, of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2011 death …

White House Admits Prison Won’t Solve The Drug Problem, But Drug War Grinds On

Source: Saki Knafo and Matt Ferner/The Huffington Post The Obama administration’s drug czar admitted Wednesday that locking people up won’t keep them from using drugs, but he stopped short of renouncing punitive policies that have made America’s long war on drugs widely unpopular. Michael Botticelli, head of the Obama administration’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, said in a post on …