Warren at Black University: Criminal Justice System ‘Racist’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist … I mean front to back.” The Massachusetts senator identified some of the system’s failures: disproportionate arrests of African-Americans for petty drug possession; an…

Rear-Facing Restraint Now Required for Illinois Infants

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois children must ride in rear-facing child-restraint seats in automobiles until age 2 under a law Gov. Bruce Rauner signed. The Republican OK’d the measure for small backseat passengers Friday. Rear-facing restraints are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics . Children taller than 40 inches or weighing more than 40 pounds are exempt. Rep.…