SLC Police Shoot Black Teen Holding Broomstick, Refuse To Release Body Cam Footage

Abdi Mohamed, a 17-year-old Somali refugee, is reportedly in a coma at an area hospital after being shot multiple times by police.

SALT LAKE CITY --- Local residents and the family of a shooting victim are demanding the release of police body camera footage that shows the wounding of a black teenager last week. Abdi Mohamed, a 17-year-old Somali refugee, was shot by police on Saturday while holding a metal broomstick. The following day, family sources told Robert Boyd, a

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Utah Nearly Abolishes Chronic Homelessness

By implementing a model known as Housing First, Utah has reduced the number of the chronically homeless from nearly 2,000 people in 2005, to fewer than 200 now.

A Homeless man sleeps on the steps of St. Bartholomew's Church

A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness. As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped by 91 percent. The state's success story has generated headlines around the country, and even The Daily Show With Jon Stewart looked to Utah to understand

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Man Told He Must Pay For ‘Permission’ To Sue Cop Who Killed His Dog

Utah law requires anyone who wishes to sue a police officer to pay their court expenses up front.

A Utah resident has just been told that he must pay up if he wants to sue the police officer who gunned down his down. Sean Kendall’s dog, Geist, was shot and killed by a Salt Lake City cop who was searching for a missing child last year. Neither Kendall, nor Geist had anything to do with that missing child. But that didn’t protect the dog

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Utah Man Planned To Bomb Police Station, Trigger Anti-Government Uprising

Tremonton Police Chief David Nance has described Huggins as a survivalist who once attempted to establish a militia. The device found in his home could have caused serious damage and injury, Nance has said.

John Huggins

SALT LAKE CITY  — A Utah man accused of wanting to kill police officers and blow up a police station to trigger an anti-government uprising is set to be sentenced Thursday. John Huggins faces up to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of an unregistered destructive device in a deal with prosecutors. In return, they

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Utah Brings Back The Firing Squad

Opponents of the measure say firing squads are barbaric, with the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah saying the bill makes the state «look backward and backwoods.»

The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome." The

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Utah To Bring Back Death By Firing Squad

The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah — the only state in the past 40 years to carry out a death sentence by firing squad — is poised to bring back the Old West-style executions if the state cannot track down drugs used in […]

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The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah — the only state in the past 40 years to carry out a death sentence by firing squad — is poised to bring back the Old West-style executions if the state cannot track down drugs used in lethal injections. The Republican-controlled state

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