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Judge William Dawson is transforming his East Cleveland courtroom into a yoga class in an effort to stop the violence and start a wave of positivity. “You can make good decisions. You can control your mind. You can control your actions. This is an opportunity to tap into that ability. Yoga is a tool for mindfulness […]

Aaron Hernandez, who once dominated the football field as a star tight end for the New England Patriots, has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancée’s sister. A 12-person jury reached the verdict Wednesday, on the seventh day of deliberations. The trial spanned more than […]

  Clevelander Shana Roberts has never been in court before, even for jury duty. But she is one of a team of volunteers the NAACP will be sending to monitor the legal proceedings and trial in the case of Cleveland Police officer Michael Brelo. It’s the first time the group has had an organized Court […]

The courtroom of Judge Angela Stokes is dark Monday. She had no docket scheduled and won’t have any criminal cases for the foreseeable future after an unprecedented move by Presiding Judge Ronald Adrine. Videos from Judge Angela Stokes’ courtroom repeatedly show her berating defendants, lawyers, and court personnel.  There were 337 allegations of violations of the […]