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Kaneland OKs advertising banners at stadium
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

By Linda girardi For The Beacon-News January 31, 2012 6:16PM The Kaneland School Board has approved a minimum $1500 annual fee for advertising space on the high school athletic field fences as a new revenue source to fund stadium capital projects.more »

Report says new immigration law will cost Alabama
NECNFebruary 1, 2012

But the report said the costs to the state include hurting the state's economic development effort and the cost of implementing and enforcing the law. Workers who leave will not be replaced by high salaried workers and will not be a big boost to the ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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InFocus with Bismarck Police Chief Keith Witt
Great Plains ExaminerFebruary 21, 2012

Sundays were still pretty much still a day of rest because of those laws. Very few retail stores were open. Bars were not open. There were no liquor sales. So for us at the police department, Sunday was kind of a quiet day.more »

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Pot arrests top 50K in 2011 despite NYPD order
Fox NewsFebruary 1, 2012

In fact, 2011 arrests for the lowest-ranking marijuana misdemeanor rose slightly, from about 50400 to 50700, the New York Division of Criminal Justice figures show. The Drug Policy Alliance, a group critical of the national war on drugs, obtained the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Davis Polk Welcomes Senior Federal Prosecutor, Greg D. Andres, to Its White ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

The firm's White Collar Group has consistently been ranked in the 1st tier among New York law firms in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations in Chambers USA. The firm represents corporations and individuals from around the world in ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Authorities detain nine during combined sweep in Vacaville
TheReporter.comFebruary 22, 2012

By Catherine Bowen/ A combined sweep by Vacaville police, the Solano County Sheriff's Office and county parole on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of nine who authorities say were found in violation of their post-release ...more »

Police Brutality
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No indictments; civil suit promised
The Westerly SunFebruary 2, 2012

WESTERLY - A statewide grand jury has declined to return indictments against the Westerly Police officers involved in the arrest of Ryan O'Loughlin. According to a press release issued Wednesday morning by the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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NYC murder suspect faces check fraud charges
Wall Street JournalFebruary 9, 2012

AP NEW YORK — A New York murder suspect arrested after turning up on a North Carolina sports arena's jumbo screen is now facing new financial crime charges: He was a leader of a 37-person check fraud ring accused of stealing more than $150000, ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Bullets bring trouble to schools, students
Chicago Daily HeraldFebruary 4, 2012

He was charged with illegal possession of ammunition and possession of ammunition without a firearm owner's identification card. It's a scene that's been popping up elsewhere lately — school officials or students two times in the last couple weeks ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury indicts Athens man in suicide-by-cop attempt
Online AthensFebruary 1, 2012

By Joe Johnson - A Clarke County grand jury has accused an Athens man of assaulting three officers in an apparent attempt to commit suicide by cop. Chavis Jennings, 18, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault on ...more »

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One OC Register Sex Crime Story Produces Two Golden Nuggets!
OC Weekly (blog)February 7, 2012

7 2012 at 1:00 PM ​There is nothing funny about sexual assault, but an Orange County Register courthouse reporter named Jolly inadvertently published two memorably hilarious lines this week from the trial of an accused serial rapist.more »

Gun Charges
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Chesterfield gun law to be discussed at city council meeting
KSDKFebruary 6, 2012

Chesterfield, MO (KSDK) - A controversial gun law will be the hot topic at the Chesterfield City Council meeting Monday night. Last month we told you about the ordinance that would make it illegal to fire any kind of gun within 150 yards of a home in ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Volusia County public records for Feb. 10, 2012
Daytona Beach News-JournalFebruary 10, 2012

... 49, Orange City, robbery with a firearm, possession of ammunition/weapon by a felon, grand theft of more than $300 but under $5000, carrying a concealed weapon; Derron Rickardo Brown, 20, DeLand, aggravated assault with a firearm.more »

January homicide-free after a year that set record for killings
Edmonton JournalFebruary 1, 2012

After a record-breaking year that saw two homicides on the last day of 2011, Edmonton has recorded no homicides throughout the first month of 2012. Last year, the city recorded 47 homicides, shattering the previous high of 39 set in 2005.more »

Search & Seizure
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IT searches continue on 'Ponty' Chadha's premises
The HinduFebruary 2, 2012

The searches by Income Tax sleuths' on the premises of liquor baron 'Ponty' Chadha and his associates in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh continued for the second day on Thursday. The department's intelligence and criminal investigation unI-T has seized...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Imprisoned for life, Part III
Crosscurrents from KALW NewsFebruary 3, 2012

Before 1977, all California prisoners answered to a parole board. They were given a range of time they'd be in prison and to get out early, inmates could demonstrate that they deserved it. That philosophy that prison was a place to rehabilitate ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Former Minister Paroled after Child Sex Abuse Conviction
KATVFebruary 1, 2012

A state representative wants to make sure the law that allowed his release is changed. David Pierce worked at First Baptist Church for about 3-decades. He was beloved and looked up to by many members, but in 2009 men started coming forward with details ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Wanted: A law on cyber security
The Nation NewspaperFebruary 1, 2012

He said the risks of cybercrime and other online vices could make many international investors to be wary of transacting businesses online. Ewelukwa said delay in passage of all bills relating to safe online transactions into law may make other African ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Steinitz to MKs: Stop pandering to media with gimmicks
Jerusalem PostFebruary 3, 2012

The NGO researched the parliamentary activity of all 120 MKs, ranking them according to “quality” activity, which includes supervising the government's work, as opposed to passing private legislation, which is less likely to become law than government ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Youngstown police: Youth must be off the streets by curfew
Youngstown VindicatorFebruary 3, 2012

Anthony D'Apolito, court administrator at the justice center, said curfew violations are considered “status offenses,” meaning they are crimes that apply to juveniles but not adults. Those crimes, he said, cannot be punished by more than one day of ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Police Reports
Marinscope Community NewspapersFebruary 2, 2012

By Marinscope Newspapers Traffic Hazard: 510 E Blithedale Ave. A moving truck sticking out into the street caused a hazard before it was moved. Reckless Driving: E. Blithedale and Camino Alto. A caller reported a white car driving down the street in ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Bond Denied For Man in Deadly Police Chase
WJTVFebruary 7, 2012

He's been convicted in Hinds County for drug possession, burglary, and forgery. Using another name, he was convicted 3 times in Rankin County and even more convictions in Georgia. On top of that, Guest says that Williams has been charged with a long ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Bank staff on course for diploma in white collar crime
Irish IndependentFebruary 3, 2012

By Luke Byrne STAFF from the Central Bank and the Revenue Commissioners were among students who last night began a 20-week course in a newly established diploma in white collar crime. The course was launched yesterday by the Director of Public ...more »


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