It wasn’t a race-related issue’: Attorney of woman who falsely accused Black teen of phone theft speaks out

The attorney of the woman who tackled and falsely accused the 14-year-old son of jazz musician Keyon Harrold of stealing her iPhone that she left in an Uber said Tuesday that the incident “wasn’t a race-related issue.” In a phone call, attorney Sharon Ghatan, who is representing 22-year-old Miya Ponsetto in an unrelated case, confirmed […]

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LGBTQ people now eligible for domestic violence protections in all 50 states

LGBTQ North Carolinians in unmarried, dating relationships must have the same access to domestic violence protections as people in heterosexual relationships, according to a recent North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling. The state was the last in the country to bar same-sex couples from some of the stronger legal protections from domestic violence, according to […]

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