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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

Letter: Strict gun laws make citizens safer
Knoxville News SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

If the writer is interested in facts, then he would have to admit that New York City's strict gun laws have actually kept the city's residents safer than in places with laxer regulations. New York and neighboring New Jersey have among the lowest rates ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Why #OWS Needs to Denounce Violent Tactics on Display at Occupy Oakland
UK Progressive MagazineFebruary 1, 2012

Occupy has pointed out the criminality of the banks and the seeming collusion with government to take wealth and property away from working people and give it to the wealthy. So protest property crimes, by committing crimes against property?more »

Misdemeanors
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Report: SF Sheriff Mirkarimi's wife will testify at trial
KGO-TVFebruary 13, 2012

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the lawyer for Eliana Lopez now says her client will testify at Mirkarimi's upcoming trial on misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment. But, what she says will depend on whether the Venezualan born ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Pill Mills Increasing in Georgia; Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney Examines ...
PR Web (press release)February 7, 2012

Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Benjamin Von Schuch discusses the greater number of pill mill operations in Georgia, in addition to the criminal implications from these businesses. The number of pill mills in Atlanta is greatly increasing because so ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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FRANKLIN ARREST REPORT
KATC Lafayette NewsFebruary 1, 2012

1/31/2012 @ 12:34 PM, JOSEPH LOUIS DARBY SR., 30, of Second Street - Franklin, LA was arrested on a warrant issued by Probation & Parole, charging him with Probation Violation. Mr. Darby was also processed on warrants issued by 3rd Ward City Court and ...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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Planning is Key in Corporate Fraud Risk Management
Law.comFebruary 9, 2012

Most of that time he investigated white-collar crime—including financial institution fraud and asset misappropriation—and he also started the bureau's computer crimes squad. The fallout from fraud can have a range of consequences for an organization, ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Court rules SF cops' search of car illegal
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

In a 2-1 ruling, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a federal judge's decision to exclude the gun as evidence against the car's owner, Ronnie Biddle, charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury indicts Trenton employee on fraud charges
The Times of Trenton - NJ.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Joshua Rosenau/Times of Trenton TRENTON A Mercer County grand jury on Tuesday indicted public works employee and union leader David G. Tallone, charging him with 15 counts of fraud-related crimes, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said.more »

Prostitution
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German author's collection racked with 'Guilt,' keen observation
Kansas City StarFebruary 1, 2012

A longtime criminal defense attorney in Berlin, von Schirach's story collection "Crime" (2011) was a German bestseller and, in translation, attracted positive notice in the United States. "Guilt," his second collection, follows the first book's ...more »

Gun Charges
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Kelly says we need tougher gun laws
New York Daily NewsFebruary 3, 2012

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly says it's a miracle Officer Kevin Brennan is alive, but the feds must pass tougher gun laws. Ray Kelly, the police commissioner, is in his car when he hears that one of his officers is down in Brooklyn.more »

Search & Seizure
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Police weekend roundup
Ukiah Daily JournalFebruary 7, 2012

Ridenour was booked under a no-bail hold at the Mendocino County Jail on suspicion of domestic battery and violating his probation. Two Fort Bragg men who allegedly claimed they had permission to take building materials from an absentee homeowner were ...more »

Suspect to Stand Trial for Homicide, Family Relieved
Patch.comFebruary 1, 2012

Jordan Clemons was held on homicide and other charges related to the death of Karissa Kunco. By Amanda Gillooly Karissa Kunco's father speaks with reporters after a hearing on Wednesday. Feb. 1, 2012. Family and friends of Karissa Kunco—clad in ...more »

Sex Crimes
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SPECIAL REPORT: Are Abilene Trailer Parks Full Of Sex Offenders?
KTXSFebruary 3, 2012

By Jocelyn Tovar, KTXS News ABILENE, Texas -- According to a national study, laws that restrict where sex offenders can live have driven them to trailer parks. KTXS checked into whether that was the case in Abilene. This question gained a lot of ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Editorial: State must grapple with aging prisoners
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

A new report issued last Friday, "Old Behind Bars: The Aging Prison Population in the United States" by Human Rights Watch, puts the California situation in national perspective. In 1990, California state prisoners age 55 or older were a manageable 2.1 ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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News roundup: Paul targets Nevada's Mormon voters
Salt Lake Tribune (blog)February 2, 2012

[Trib] 2012 watch: Even with an convincing victory in Florida, Romney isn't slowing his attacks on Newt Gingrich whom he accused of pandering to local voters. [CNN] -> Romney relies heavily on a small group of wealthy donors, according to an analysis ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Bill addresses age difference in illegal sexual relations
StandardNetFebruary 2, 2012

Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, is sponsoring HB 57, which would make it a crime for anyone who is seven or more years older than a 16- or 17-year-old to have sex with them, including touching particular body parts. The House Judiciary Committee voted ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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DWI Arrest Numbers Down Around Brazos County Except for College Station
KBTXFebruary 2, 2012

Over the past few months News 3 has reported on numerous alcohol- related traffic accidents and drunk driving arrests. So we wanted to know if there's been an increase in DWI arrests in our area. It's been a long road to recovery for Marianne Oprisko.more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Police seek tips, offer reward in rape of juvenile girl
abc27February 1, 2012

By Myles Snyder - email Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers has announced a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for raping a juvenile girl. The suspect, known only as "Greene" or "Buddy Greene," is wanted by ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Aide to state Sen. Jim Norman accused of not filing tax returns for five years
Tampabay.comFebruary 1, 2012

Jim Norman accused of not filing tax returns for five years By Bill Varian, Times Staff Writer TAMPA -- The chief of staff for state Sen. Jim Norman was indicted Wednesday on charges that he failed to file federal income tax returns for five years.more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Swain Co. DSS Supervisor Faces 6 Felony Charges In Death Of Toddler
News Channel 7February 7, 2012

Asheville Citizen Times reports Candice Lassiter, who works with Swain County's Department of Social Services, was indicted Tuesday on forgery and obstruction of justice charges. North Carolina state investigators searched the DSS office as part of the ...more »

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