Daily News Recap (3-3-15)

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A justice report has concluded that Ferguson’s Police Department and the city’s municipal court have engaged in pattern and practice discrimination against African Americans. The investigation began last summer by request of Attorney General Eric Holder after the shooting of Michael Brown. According to CNN statistics, the investigation reported that 88 percent of reported police force were exerted onto African Americans and African Americans were 68 percent less likely to have cases dismissed by municipal judges. Investigators also found racist jokes being sent through emails between police officers and judges. Plans for the official findings are to be made public as soon as Wednesday morning, investigators also plan to issue decrees to make changes to Ferguson police officers and courts.
-Jacquelyn Carter

There is an investigation underway after the accident that led to 10 children being taken to the hospital. Texas Highway Patrol Senior Super, Robbie Barrera says that a commercial motor vehicle struck a CISD school bus. Barrera said that “At approximately 5:15 yesterday afternoon, a school bus was stopped on state Highway 21 west bound unloading children when a commercial motor vehicle failed to control the speed and struck the rear of the school bus. The school bus spun 180 degrees, coming to rest and facing east in the middle of the roadway and the commercial motor vehicle traveled off the roadway to the south.” The children, bus driver and bus monitor were taken to Central Texas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. They were all treated and released by 9:00 last night. The driver of the commercial truck was transported to University Medical Center with serious injuries. There has been no update on his current condition.
-Brittany Green

Representative David Simpson filed a sweeping bill to end marijuana prohibition in Texas. According to Representative Simpson’s office the bill would be the first of its kind offering an end to marijuana prohibition instead of substituting regulatory schemes. Simpson says that the bill would propose for the plant to be utilized for good and hopes to get Republicans out of their comfort zone.
-Jacquelyn Carter

General David Petraeus has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department that will allow him to avoid a trial. According to the New York Times, Petraeus led the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2012, FBI agents discovered that he was having an affair with Paula Broadwell, a former Army reserve officer, and found evidence that Petraeus had shared classified information with her. Petraeus will plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison.
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