The controversial school vaccine bill SB 277, which met several protests by supporters and opponents of the bill, has been passed by California Senate on Thursday by a vote of 25-10. The bill aims at improving the vaccination rates among children in the state. The senate has permitted medical exemptions, but the exemptions based on personal and religious objections will not be permitted.
On Monday, the leader of the New York Senate has surrendered to face charges, including extortion and soliciting bribes.
He surrendered after investigators looking into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son said that they captured him on wiretaps boasting of his power.
To handle cases like last year’s fatal arrest of Eric Garner, the New York Police Department (NYPD) started a three-day course to improve the behavior of police force. During the course, the officers are taught how to discourage verbal abuse and needless physical force. The message to every officer of the department was to stay cool.