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  1. Amnesty International USA found that U.S. laws on police lethal force fail to meet world standard.


  1. The U.S, Departments of Justice and Homeland Security prepared a guide for state and local law enforcement dealing with First Amendment-Protected events.


The guide, entitled “Recommendations for First Amendment-Protected Events for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies” provides some good suggestions for how to prepare for and handle such events.


“Recommendations” — The printed guide can be accessed as a pdf at:


“Training” — The 9 minute training video and a 4 minute roll call video can be accessed online at:


  1. New AELE Monthly Law Journal article:


Rights of Rastafarian Employees and Inmates


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  1. The Aug. 2015 issues of AELE’s three periodicals have been uploaded.


The current issues, back issues since 2000, case digests since 1975, and a search engine are FREE. Everyone is welcome to read, print or download AELE publications without charge. The main menu is at:


*** Law Enforcement Liability Reporter ***


This issue has cases on assault & battery, ECWs, false arrest, firearms related, policy liability, dead body handling, racial profiling, and search & seizure.


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*** Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***


This issue has cases on arbitration, prescriptive drug abuse, FMLA, First Amendment, handicap discrimination, homosexual employee rights, patronage employment, retaliatory personnel actions, sex discrimination, and whistleblower protection.


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*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


This issue has cases on the death penalty, prisoner disability discrimination, marriage, medical care, prisoner assault by officers, religion, disciplinary segregation and transsexual inmates.


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AELE has a free search tool covering our database of more than 35,000 case summaries, since 1975.


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