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Kim Potter, ex-officer convicted in fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, sentenced to 2 years in prison — less than prosecutors requested

Dakin Andone, Brad Parks and Claudia Dominguez CNN February 19, 2022

(CNN) -- Kim Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who mistakenly drew a gun instead of a Taser and fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison.The...

Kent State offers history course in prison

Allyson Nichols December 5, 2018

This semester, a group of Kent State students have gone to prison to experience a new kind of class.Crime in the 19th/20th Century (HIST 38095) is a part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. The...

Attorney Warner Mendenhall speaks to reporters about his client, Julio Pino, outside the Carl B. Stoaks U.S. Courthouse Sept. 26, 2018. 

Former Kent State Professor sentenced to prison

David Williams September 26, 2018

Former Kent State history professor Julio Pino, 58, was sentenced to five months in prison, five months of house arrest, three years of probation and given a $2,500 fine Wednesday for lying to the FBI.Pino...

Lucas Misera is a sophomore economics major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Facing American prison culture

Lucas Misera November 17, 2015

Operating in the background of the United States’ political scene is a nagging topic that elected officials are failing to tackle: American prisons. As incarceration rates in the U.S. soar, lower-income...

Maggie Wachtel is a sophomore public relations major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at

Opinion: It’s time for this country to talk about mental illness

Maggie Wachtel October 27, 2014

Two students were killed and three were injured after a student opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck high school in Washington on Friday.Headlines like these have become all too familiar, and the debate...

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