The Justice Department today announced a settlement under
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with Blair County, Pa., to
greatly improve physical accessibility at the county’s polling places for
individuals who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids and for individuals who
are blind or have vision impairments.
Wilfredo Blanco-Diaz, 40, formerly of Caguas, Puerto Rico,
was sentenced to serve 61 months in prison and three years of supervised release
by U.S. District Judge Gustavo A. Gelpí in the District of Puerto
Anthony Merrell Tyler, 33, pleaded guilty in federal court
today to violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention
Act for his role in a 2011 racially motivated attack on a white man and an
African-American woman in Marysville, Calif.