Sen. Darius Brown Acquitted Of Misdemeanor Charges

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State Senator Darius Brown, D.-Wilmington, has been found not guilty of misdemeanor crimes for which he was arrested last May. The jury in Court of Common Pleas came back with its verdict Thursday after hearing one day of testimony the previous day. The incident last spring involved allegations that he punched a woman in the…

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Sen. Darius Brown Booted From Another Committee Following Reported Blow-up With Another Lawmaker

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State Senator Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, has lost another legislative committee position following a reported outburst directed at a colleague at a recent bill-signing event. Brown also faces trial next month on charges that he punched a woman and threw a glass at a Wilmington-area restaurant last May. The chair of the Senate Rules and Ethics…

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2nd-Chance Bills Become Law; Expungement Fair Coming To Georgetown

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Three ‘restorative justice’ bills have become law in Delaware. Governor John Carney signed legislation Monday that expands second-chance opportunities. What is called the Clean Slate Act (SB 111) automates Delaware’s existing expungement process for thousands of adults and juveniles by eliminating the requirement for them to first file a petition with the State Bureau of…

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NCCo State Senator Arrested after Punching Woman, Loses Committee Chairmanship

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Update: Delaware Senate President Pro Tempore Dave Sokola, D-Newark issued the following statement Thursday regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee:  “Yesterday, I shared with Senator Brown that, effective immediately, I would be removing him from his Chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Kyle Evans Gay will preside over the Senate Judiciary Committee going forward.  I believe…

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Del. Bill Addresses Hair Discrimination

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Hair discrimination is addressed in a bill being considered by a Delaware State Senate Committee Wednesday. The CROWN Act – Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair – would make it clear that Delaware does not accept a person’s appearance as being used as a weapon of harassment and discrimination, according to its…

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ERA Amendment To Del. Constitution Passes State Senate

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An Equal Rights Amendment to the Delaware Constitution would add “race, color and national origin” to the basic rights of Delawareans guaranteed under the Constitution. The State Senate voted unanimously Thursday to support the Amendment, sending it to the House for consideration. Delaware and many other states still do not have specific provisions in their…

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