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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Report shows Regina's crime down
Regina Leader-PostFebruary 23, 2012

Theft of property increased by 428 reported incidents to 5501 in 2011. Combined, crimes against the person and property show an overall reduction of 1.6 per cent. Reported offences in other categories include a 16-per-cent increase in prostitution (116 ...more »

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Prosecutors file 20 misdemeanor charges against Franklinton landlord
Columbus DispatchFebruary 3, 2012

By Mark Ferenchik Columbus prosecutors today filed 20 misdemeanor charges against landlord Sam Vazirani for renting out a Franklinton house that city building officials had ordered vacated in 2009 for safety hazards. Three people died in the Wisconsin ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Broward County DUI Attorney Contends that Proposed Legislation Could Have a ...
PR Web (press release)February 7, 2012

Broward County DUI defense attorney Michael Dye contends that Florida Senate Bill 1810 would drastically redefine the criminal offense of DUI and would lead to convictions of people who were not impaired by drugs or alcohol while driving.more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Durham Herald SunFebruary 9, 2012

25 and charged with first-degree rape, possession of crack cocaine, assault on a female, failure to register as a sex offender, common law robbery, communicating threats, carrying a concealed weapon and parole violation. He was in the Durham County ...more »

Police Brutality
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Lawyer: Teen concedes 'inappropriate actions'
Queens ChronicleFebruary 9, 2012

A 15-year-old from Springfield Gardens who was arrested late last year in connection with three brutal attempted rapes in Southeast Queens has admitted to wrongdoing, his lawyer said this week. “He has indicated his responsibility for some involvement ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Al's Emporium: Righting the Wrong
Wall Street JournalFebruary 13, 2012

By Al Lewis US Attorney General Eric Holder said last week's big, fat settlement with five big, fat banks is "righting the wrongs that led to our nation's housing-market collapse and economic crisis." But the banks were not forced into a $25 billion ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Rockford man charged for having drugs, guns
Rockford Register StarFebruary 1, 2012

Timothy D. Simmons was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver within a 1000 feet of a park, possession of cannabis, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, no valid Firearm Owners Identification Card, ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury a long shot
New York PostFebruary 4, 2012

By JAMIE SCHRAM and LAURA ITALIANO The Manhattan district attorney is nowhere near convening a grand jury to seek rape charges against Ray Kelly's newsman son, Greg — and it may never happen, sources told The Post yesterday. “There's nothing to go in ...more »

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Attorney appointed for Joseph Gentz in Jane Bashara case
Detroit Free PressFebruary 6, 2012

By Joe Swickard Detroit defense attorney Susan Reed has been appointed to represent Joseph Gentz, who has told investigators he killed Jane Bashara. Reed, president of the Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association, was named by Presiding Judge ...more »

Gun Charges
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Teen Arrested in Connection With Law Enforcement Officer's Stolen Gun
Patch.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Toni Whitt The Bradenton Police Department arrested a 16-year-old on several charges after he was caught with a law enforcement officer's gun when police officers responded to a call about someone shooting a gun in the 2300 block of 9th Avenue West.more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Court news: See who was indicted from your neighborhood
Oxford PressFebruary 4, 2012

Stephen Estes, 27, 217 Warrick Ave., Apt. B, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary and theft (direct). Lorrie R. Frazier, 39, 5199 Hamilton Eaton Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of robbery and assault. Anthony E. Sansone III, 19, ...more »

Homicide Detectives Investigate Suspicious Death Near Escondido
San Diego 6February 2, 2012

SAN MARCOS -- Sheriff's homicide investigators spent hours combing through rugged terrain high above the 15 freeway Wednesday looking for clues after a mountain biker found a woman's body. The discovery in the 28000 block of Lawrence Welk Court in ...more »

Search & Seizure
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IT team unearths 'large chest' at liquor baron's mall
The HinduFebruary 1, 2012

During a search at the popular Centrestage Mall in Noida, owned by the Chadha Group, a team is learnt to have come across a “very large” chest allegedly containing huge amounts of cash. The chest was opened late in the evening. The search and seizure...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Myanmar: UN rights expert urges authorities to remain committed to reforms
UN News CentreFebruary 6, 2012

The UN has welcomed the recent decision by Myanmar's President Thein Sein to grant amnesty and set free a significant number of prisoners of conscience, and acknowledged other reform measures by authorities in the South-East Asian nation, ...more »

Sex Crimes
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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange extradition ruling over alleged sex crimes may ...
National Post (blog)February 2, 2012

By Estelle Shirbon Britain's Supreme Court risks jeopardizing extraditions to many neighboring countries if it stops WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being sent to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes, a lawyer for Swedish prosecutors argued Thursday ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Closing of sparks intense cyberwarfare
Kyiv PostFebruary 2, 2012

In a rare assault on cybercrime, Ukrainian law enforcement on Jan. 31 bowed to Western pressure and closed down the file-sharing website The controversial website – only accessible to Internet provider addresses in Ukraine – allowed free access ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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2012: Year of pandering
Scranton Times-TribuneFebruary 3, 2012

It mocks the First Amendment's first phrase: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," in that it cites ... "the Bible, the word of God ..." One lawmaker actually said after voting for the measure that the First Amendment ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Juvenile lifer Anthony Jones may one day walk, but fate of others left unanswered
MLive.comFebruary 7, 2012

Michigan has more juvenile lifers than almost any other state, an issue that was the focus of an MLive Media Group investigation in November. Like Jones, approximately one-third of the more than 350 inmates serving mandatory life for crimes at 17 and ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Engines idling in New York despite law
CNNFebruary 6, 2012

If the traffic enforcement agents were properly citing drivers who violated the rule, the number of idling tickets would be significantly higher, say advocates, because violation of the rule is so widespread. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at a December news ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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'House' of Snooze
Patch.comFebruary 21, 2012

Shortly after the torture, Frost is evicted from the luxurious Cape Town safe house by fellow bungling CIA agents who fail to prevent Frost's kidnapping by another agency. The rest of the film is a top-speed mishmash of senseless gunplay, ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | Davis Polk Welcomes Senior Federal Prosecutor ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 1, 2012

Davis Polk Welcomes Senior Federal Prosecutor, Greg D. Andres, to Its White Collar Criminal Defense and Trial Practices New York, February 1, 2012 – Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP today announced that Greg D. Andres, a federal prosecutor and senior official ...more »


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