Federal Jury Awards $9.5 Million in Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Correction Officers After Inmate’s Death

ALBANY, N.Y. – A federal court jury in Albany awarded $9.5 million to Tracy Yvonne Cooper after finding that correction officers at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora violated her son’s civil rights. The verdict came after hours of deliberation and followed Tracy Cooper’s claim that the guards used excessive force, resulting in the death of her son, Terry L. Cooper. Terry Cooper, a 25-year-old inmate, died during a confrontation with the baton-wielding guards at the maximum-security prison in 2016. The jury reached its decision only a few hours after hearing closing arguments in the case. … Read more

Maxwell’s Lawyer Urged Her to Speak Out Amidst Epstein Scandal, Court Documents Reveal

NEW YORK, NY – Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyer urged her to speak out and defend herself against accusations of being involved in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking operation, according to court documents released this week. Philip Barden, Maxwell’s legal representative in the United Kingdom, advised her to avoid “reputational suicide” and not be a “conspirator by silence,” even if Epstein wanted her to stay quiet. The lawyer emphasized the importance of denying the allegations and standing up for her innocence. Maxwell, who was ultimately sentenced to 20 years in prison for aiding and abetting Epstein’s trafficking of … Read more

Gain Unlimited Access to Exclusive Local News for Only $5 Per Month

Phoenix, Arizona – Access to news and information is essential in today’s society. However, one local news website is implementing new restrictions on its content. Visitors to the YourValley.net website will now be limited to reading only five stories per month, unless they choose to subscribe. The restriction does not apply to exclusive content produced by the website’s journalists. To access unlimited content, readers can subscribe for a monthly fee of $6.99. This subscription will grant them access to YourValley.net, including exclusive news articles and the Daily Independent e-edition. The website’s publisher, Charlene Bisson, emphasizes … Read more

Trade Group Launches Lawsuit Against Ohio’s New Social Media Law, Citing Unconstitutionality

Columbus, Ohio (AP) – A trade group representing multiple social media sites has filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio over its new law requiring companies to obtain verifiable parental consent for children under 16. The law, known as the Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act, is set to go into effect on January 15, but NetChoice, the trade group, is seeking to halt its implementation. NetChoice, which counts companies like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and X among its clients, argues that the law is unconstitutional. The trade group has previously taken legal action … Read more