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Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...more »

Gay rights in Washington: A timeline
Seattle Post IntelligencerFebruary 1, 2012

COM STAFF -- 1976: The Dorian Group, a lunch gathering for Seattle's gay and lesbian business folk, publicizes its existence at a lunch featuring Republican US Rep. Joel Pritchard. First talk of gay civil rights bill for Washington State.more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Crimes against property
Rundtownnews.co.ukFebruary 1, 2012

THE CONTINUING economic crisis has led to an increase in crimes against property. Sooner or later most of us will suffer a burglary or theft of some kind, or misappropriation of property in some other way. The Spanish Penal Code of 1995 distinguishes ...more »

Misdemeanors
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Mirkarimi: 'I'm Dying to See My Son'
The Bay CitizenFebruary 4, 2012

Lopez also attended the hearing with two new attorneys, Deborah H. Wald, a family law attorney, and Paula Canny, a criminal defense attorney. Canny has represented such clients as Greg Anderson, the athletic trainer who chose to go to jail rather than ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Criminal Defense Attorney Patricia Campi of Summit Defense Law Firm Wins ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 3, 2012

By a criminal lawyer, San Jose clients are advised that California district attorneys still prosecute domestic abuse cases. In Campi's most recent domestic violence defense victory, the client, whose name is withheld to protect his reputation, ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Hatboro Man Charged in Connection with Disturbance at Lochel's Bakery
Patch.comFebruary 2, 2012

20, at 3:20 pm, Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole issued a warrant for Neithammer for probation violations and officers responded to her apartment where she was taken into custody on the Bucks County bench warrant. She was released to the custody ...more »

Police Brutality
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Conflict over file sharing turns increasingly extreme
CNETFebruary 6, 2012

... who was arrested following a police raid on his house Jan. 19, prepares to take testify in a bail hearing. It was denied Semi-automatic shotguns, body armor, accusations of police brutality and acts of terrorism are common in stories about Mexico's ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Analysis: Criminal probe trail going cold at MF Global
Dairy Herd ManagementFebruary 13, 2012

More than three months later, it is far from clear that anyone will face criminal charges over the disappearance of more than $600 million in customer money as MF Global spiraled towards bankruptcy in the brokerage's final, frantic days in the last ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Beaumont man sentenced for firearm violations
KCEN-TVFebruary 1, 2012

22, 2011, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 43 months in federal prison today by US District Judge Ron Clark. According to information presented in court, on Sep. 14, 2010, a parole officer with the Texas Department of ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand Jury indicts 11
Springfield News SunFebruary 2, 2012

Three residents of 1569 Charles St. were indicted Monday on drug trafficking and other charges by a Clark County Grand Jury. Frederick E. Covington, 31, Cassidy L. Green, 28, and Natasha M. Gaither, 30, were each indicted on seven counts of trafficking ...more »

Prostitution
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7th Circuit disbars well known Milwaukee lawyer
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)February 3, 2012

Milwaukee criminal defense attorney Bridget Boyle-Saxton learned that the hard way Thursday, when the US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals banned her from further practice in the federal courts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Boyle handles a significant ...more »

Gun Charges
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Senate votes to repeal one-gun-a-month, approves voter ID measure
Daily PressFebruary 6, 2012

By Todd Allen Wilson, tawilson@dailypress.com | 804-643-0056 RICHMOND – Two pieces of controversial legislation passed the Senate Monday as members voted to require voters to present identification at their polling place or cast a provisional ballot ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Parties involved in car chase, shooting have criminal records
Peoria Journal StarFebruary 2, 2012

By MATT BUEDEL AND ANDY KRAVETZ Police still were sorting out details Wednesday of an alleged car theft and shooting one day earlier that left a woman hospitalized with a gunshot wound and the alleged shooter behind bars. Both parties are well known to ...more »

Ariz. Man arrested for vehicular homicide
Silver City Sun NewsFebruary 1, 2012

By Christine Steele csteele@scsun-news.com SILVER CITY - An Arizona man has been arrested and charged with homicide by vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident causing death, and other charges following a crash Thursday on Highway 356.more »

Search & Seizure
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Duo busted on drugs charges
WTNHFebruary 9, 2012

Police said after receiving numerous complaints they obtained a search and seizure warrant for the residence at 37 Cubeta Rd., and also for 30-year-old Dhafir Amin. After investigating police found that Amin lived at the home with 30-year-old Tamisha ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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MP Accuses Prison Officers of Torture
AllAfrica.comFebruary 2, 2012

"In principal there are prison rules and regulations that must be followed. These regulations do not allow any prison officers to violate the rights of a prisoner," he explained.Responding to the supplementary question, Ambassador Kagasheki assured Ms ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Man charged with decade-old sex crimes
NEWS.com.auFebruary 6, 2012

He was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with inciting a person under the age of 16 years to commit an act of indecency, and five counts of aggravated sexual assault. He has been refused bail and is due to appear at Central Local Court today.more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Genesee County task force makes strides fighting child predators
The Flint Journal - MLive.comFebruary 1, 2012

The Flint Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has conducted 65 investigations in its first six months, said Michigan State Police Lt. Thomas Kish. The investigations have so far led to 33 search warrants, with some arrests still pending.more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Sen. Pavley Draws Up Bill to Boost Convictions of Child Sexual Predators, by ...
Patch.comFebruary 17, 2012

Current law allows trial assistance for crime victims testifying for preliminary exams; trials involving homicide, elder and dependent abuse; rape and most crimes, but it does not include the assistance for certain sex crimes against minors.more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Incumbent judge seeks second term in Cass County circuit court
pharostribune.comFebruary 6, 2012

As Cass Circuit Court judge, Burns handles all of the county's juvenile cases. Since election, he was “instrumental” in organizing two town hall meetings about youth in the community, he said. One focused on juvenile crime, and the other dealt with ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Distracted driving citations drop slightly in Visalia
Visalia Times-DeltaFebruary 1, 2012

Only two citations were issued in Visalia in 2011. But the numbers do not paint an entirely representative picture. A burden of proof would have to be necessary to show that a driver was texting while in a moving vehicle before an officer could issue a ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Chennai: 3 women held for SHG worker's murder
IBNLive.comFebruary 13, 2012

When Ravi briefly left the room, they kidnapped and murdered her. Registering a case under Section 302 (murder), IPC, six special police teams launched a manhunt for the killers and started looking into whether the victim was killed due to previous ...more »

White Collar Crime
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University police receive cybercop training
the InkwellFebruary 2, 2012

The University Police Department hosted Cybercop 101, a week-long series of classes on computer forensic taught by National White Collar Crime Center for regional members of the justice system starting Jan. 23. Although the class was not open to ...more »

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