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July 7, 2017

Hawaiian teen gets 45 days in jail for senseless bird slaughter

Print this story The Laysan albatross is culturally significant to Native Hawaiians who consider them aumakua, or “revered ancestors and guardian spirits,” prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum, which called them “peaceful and trusting birds who do not recognize predators.” Change text size for the story Gutierrez and a group …

Fight in Mexican prison between rival gangs leaves 28 dead

State police said the prison population is more than 2,000. The National Human Rights Commission said it surveyed conditions at over 190 state, local and federal jails. It found that inmates often controlled some areas of prisons or had contraband inside. In June, Mexico’s governmental rights agency issued a report …