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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

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 »

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Crimes Against Property
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Beaumont Police Warning: 'If I Were A Thief . . . You Would Now Be A Victim'
Patch.comFebruary 11, 2012

The flip side is that crimes against property have increased, indicating Beaumont appears to be importing the type of criminals who prefer to avoid confrontation, Coe said. Coe had a chart with year-to-year statistics that included key figures to ...more »

Misdemeanors
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Czech Romani activist debates central misdemeanor registry, prosecution of ...
Romano Vod'iFebruary 3, 2012

From the perspective of a lawyer and from the perspective of the state administration, it is certainly good to have a central registry of misdemeanors," said lawyer Klára Slámová. "However, the main thing is that those who need to commit crimes will ...more »

Criminal Defense
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VanWeelden takes stand in trial
Journal ExpressFebruary 3, 2012

Sand asked Davidson if Bonnie VanWeelden's insurance plan at Family Medical Insurance covered elective procedures, to which Davidson answered, “yes.” Sand asked Davidson if Bonnie VanWeelden indicated to her why she was leaving Family Medical Center's ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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IN RE ANDERSON
Leagle.comFebruary 6, 2012

98-1753 on November 26, 1999. Anderson was paroled on November 6, 2009. He was rearrested and adjudicated guilty of a probation violation on March 16, 2010. Anderson then was sentenced on the probation violation to a new term of imprisonment of 2-4 ...more »

Police Brutality
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Last laugh is on cop-shoot thug
New York PostFebruary 3, 2012

Court-appointed defense lawyer Eric Poulos said there is no proof his client fired the shot and claimed Ortiz was the victim of police brutality. The reputed Latin Kings member, who has 14 priors, had bruises to his face and a chipped tooth.more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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8 Tips to Defend Against Online Financial Fraud Threats
PCWorldFebruary 16, 2012

You should also ask your bank to describe its solutions for preventing fraudulent wire transfers. -- Perform regular security audits and risk assessments. This will help you understand you're your vulnerabilities are, what data is at risk and what you ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Beckley Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Possession
WVNS-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Larry Wayne Gluyas, 44, of Beckley, pleaded guilty today in federal court before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger to being a felon in possession of a firearm. On September, 2, 2011, following a domestic incident, the defendant admitted to ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Baby Jake inquiry to continue
Edmond SunFebruary 4, 2012

EDMOND — A multicounty grand jury has recessed but will hear from more witnesses when it reconvenes next month. On Wednesday and Thursday the 13th Oklahoma multicounty grand jury, led by Assistant Attorney General Charles Rogers, chief of the AG's ...more »

Prostitution
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Former Wisconsin athletic official faces second allegation
Chicago TribuneFebruary 6, 2012

Charles Giesen, a criminal defense attorney representing Chadima, said he and his client have not been made aware of the details regarding the latest allegation. The University of Wisconsin investigations are the latest in a string of accusations ...more »

Gun Charges
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Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Fast and Furious Ignore Current Law
Heritage.org (blog)February 2, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder used his testimony before a House committee on Thursday to tout the supposed need for new gun control laws to prevent “gun walking,” or the transportation of firearms across the Southern border. But he – and members of the ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Prince William County crime report
Washington PostFebruary 2, 2012

17. A teenager was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance. On Jan. 18, a 39-year-old Manassas man was arrested on three counts of aggravated sexual battery. ROBBERIES Hollis Dr. and Willoughby Lane, 5:47 am Jan. 19. Two males robbed a pedestrian of his ...more »

Allentown homicide suspect Enrique Manuel Ortiz appears in court
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comFebruary 2, 2012

Enrique Manuel Ortiz, 25, appeared for a preliminary hearing, not for the homicide but for other criminal charges he is facing from the days surrounding the shooting. Wearing a blue prison jumpsuit and sporting short hair, a beard and mustache, ...more »

Search & Seizure
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Four held over drug seizure
Irish TimesFebruary 8, 2012

Gardaí said the cannabis cultivation facility was discovered during the search. About 1500 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €600000, and freshly harvested herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €240000 were seized.more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Women prisoners` rights abused -MPs
IPPmediaFebruary 2, 2012

By Judica Tarimo The government came under fire yesterday, as Members of Parliament exposed gross violation of women's rights and various forms of violence against women and girls in the country's prisons. Special Seats MPs — Mhonga Said Ruhwanya ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Specialist CPS sex crime team established in Guildford
BBC NewsFebruary 3, 2012

The prosecutors will work closely with police units who also specialise in sex crimes. Neil Sweet, from the CPS, said he hopes the establishment of the team will encourage more victims to come forward. He said: "The reporting of conviction rates ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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The Lantern: Rampant online piracy causes proposal of new, controversial bills ...
my.hsj.orgFebruary 1, 2012

Many teenagers do not think twice about online piracy; some do not even think it is a crime. Now in the year 2012, illegal downloads are no joking matter as the government passes new laws to correct the problem and punish those responsible.more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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'Chemicals Of Concern' List Stuck At OMB
NJ TODAYFebruary 9, 2012

“The reason is political pandering,” said Rena Steinzor, a law professor at the University of Maryland and president of the Center for Progressive Reform. “OIRA is a politicized place where rules go to die.” OMB spokeswoman Meg Reilly said in an ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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9th Augusta YDC employee fired
The Augusta ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

“Apparently we have some policy violators who might think we're done, but we're not,” Buckner said. “After our administrative probe is complete, the GBI investigations will continue and then criminal charges will be pursued.”more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Maryland moves to sanction state's 2nd-largest foster care provider
Washington PostFebruary 2, 2012

HYATTSVILLE, Md. — Maryland officials are moving to suspend new placements by the state's second-largest foster care provider after finding that it put children at risk by failing to track background checks, training and other requirements for foster ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Barnstable Police Log: Feb. 3
Patch.comFebruary 6, 2012

1:55 pm - Forgery was reported at 291 Great Marsh Rd., Centerville, report taken. 2:33 pm - Assault and battery was reported at Eastview Terrace, Marstons Mills, arrest made. 2:48 pm - Police made a warrant attempt, arrest made.more »

White Collar Crime
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Tough NY judge will hear insider trading case
Wall Street JournalFebruary 7, 2012

AP NEW YORK — A Manhattan judge with a reputation for being tough on white collar crime will preside over a $78 million insider trading case. Federal Judge Richard Sullivan was assigned to the case Tuesday. Meanwhile, an indictment was returned ...more »

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