Former high-ranking Nxivm member who testified against Keith Raniere will not go to prison

Lauren Salzman, a former high-ranking member of Nxivm who pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges and testified against founder Keith Raniere at his 2019 trial, will avoid prison time after being sentenced by a federal judge to five years of probation and 300 hours of community service, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York confirmed to CNN.

Brendan Hunt found guilty of threatening to assault or murder members of Congress

Brendan Hunt — whose father is a retired judge and who allegedly threatened the lives of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, now-Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — was found guilty of one count of threatening to assault or murder US officials by a jury in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday, according to the Eastern District of New York.

Black mother pepper-sprayed in front of her toddler

The Police Accountability Board in Rochester, New York, is calling for fundamental changes in the city’s police department after police said a Black mother was pepper-sprayed during an arrest, which body camera footage showed took place in front of her 3-year-old child.

Vaccine selfies are everywhere. That’s actually a good thing

When Brittany Hall from upstate New York received her first Covid-19 vaccine after barely leaving home since last March, she pulled out her phone and took a selfie to mark the occasion. “I cried so hard the lady that helped me had to comfort me,” she said in a tweet along with the picture. “I can’t wait to hug my dad and my nieces.”