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L.A. City Attorney's Request For LAX Security Clearance Met With ...
LAistApril 1, 2017

In the hectic weekend following the implementation of President Trump's original travel ban, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer made headlines when he was ...more »

CVB Attorney Threatens Legal Action If Commissioner Boyd Has Any Further "Breaches Of Confidentiality': Boyd Says ...
The ChattanooganApril 1, 2017

Attorney Phillip Whitaker said if there are any additional "breaches of confidentiality" that the CVB will pursue legal action. Commissioner Boyd said, "This letter is just another example of how the CVB wants to keep their financials from going public ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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'Sextortion' Criminalized in Two States
Courthouse News ServiceApril 5, 2017

Under both laws a person who coerces a victim to engage in sexual contact, through threats against their property or reputation, is subject to felony prosecution for sexual extortion. Both states make it a crime to threaten a victim with production or ...more »

Police Brutality
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N.Y. will clip 1200 bodycams on police officers
The Philadelphia TribuneApril 8, 2017

The policy “won't help address police brutality, abuses and unjust killings of New Yorkers,” said Mandela Jones of the group Communities United for Police Reform. Officers will receive a day of training, and the order will be revised as the department ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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AG Shapiro touts busts in multimillion dollar 'Operation Car Wash' fraud
PennLive.comApril 19, 2017

A New York City-based organized crime group scammed PennDOT for years with a fraudulent license plate scheme that cost Pennsylvania more than a million dollars in unpaid sales taxes, EZ Pass tolls and parking fines, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Four Harrisburg men charged in illegal firearms trafficking operation
PennLive.comApril 28, 2017

Four Harrisburg men were charged on Thursday in connection with an illegal firearms trafficking operation, according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Philadelphia Field Division. ... Colby Syhur Grant, 23, was charged ...more »

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State takes steps toward public defense reform
Albany Times UnionApril 20, 2017

Though the recent agreement fell short of the full state takeover of public criminal defense costs as called for in legislation approved by lawmakers but vetoed last year, advocates for indigent legal service reform view the final deal with optimism ...more »

Gun Charges
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No Fly, No Buy' Gun Law Introduced By Newtown's State Rep.
Patch.comApril 5, 2017

Warren introduced House Bill 528, which would require Pennsylvania State Police to determine whether someone is on the FBI's terrorist watch list, which includes the no-fly list, before that person could buy a gun. Anyone denied would still have the ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Nampa man sentenced to life with option of parole after 28 years for murder of Steven Nelson
Idaho Press-TribuneApril 10, 2017

Kelly Schneider sat emotionless as a district judge sentenced him to a minimum of 28 years in prison for his leading role in the robbery and murder of Steven Nelson, whom he lured to Lake Lowell in April 2016 with the promise of a sexual encounter.more »

Family arrested in homicide investigation | WATE 6 On Your Side
WATE 6 On Your SideApril 8, 2017

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The family of a man who is being investigated for homicide were arrested after being accused of attempting to hinder the ...more »

Search & Seizure
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Search leads to 6 arrests, seizure of drugs and guns
WISH-TVApril 6, 2017

There officers seized nearly six ounces of substance suspected to be cocaine, less than five grams of marijuana, two Xanax pills, two handguns, more than $500 in cash and two vehicles. Hawkins faces preliminary charges for dealing and possession of ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Officials: Inmates Assault 3 Tennessee Correctional Officers
U.S. News & World ReportApril 10, 2017

The Tennessee Department of Correction says the inmates attacked the officers, holding one hostage for three hours Sunday afternoon at a housing unit at the Turney Center Industrial Complex. The prison is in Hickman County, about 60 miles (96 ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Malaysia passes child sex crimes law, but says child marriage is OK
New York PostApril 5, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian MP said girls as young as nine were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage, as the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian country passed a law on sexual offenses against children without criminalizing child marriage.more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Terms and Conditions
Monte Vista JournalApril 9, 2017

These terms of use are entered into by and between you and [Valley Publishing, Inc.]. The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, these “Terms of Use”), govern your access to ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Southington man charged with sex crimes involving child
WFMJApril 12, 2017

A 19-year-old Southington man faces a court hearing after being accused of committing sex crimes with a child under 13-years-old. Christopher Carnes of Herner County Line Road was booked into the Trumbull County Jail on Thursday on charges of pandering ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Pune MirrorApril 20, 2017

The 19 accused have been booked for rape, kidnapping, confinement, forgery, trafficking, among other crimes under the India Penal Code, Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences act. Those arrested were produced ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Interstate 295 South concrete pouring to impact traffic
Middletown TranscriptApril 7, 2017

However, when the concrete pouring and finishing work is completed at about 4 p.m., DRBA police will begin a rolling traffic slowdown through the construction area to enforce a speed limit of 40 mph, which will limit vibrations on the overpass and ...more »

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Former UNC football accused of sexual assault did not violate school policy, lawyer says
WNCNApril 6, 2017

Artis still faces the misdemeanor civilian warrant levied on him Sept. 13. The University of North Carolina's Title IX Compliance Coordinator notified Artis that he “did not violate any UNC Policy as claimed by Delaney Robinson on February 14, 2016 ...more »

White Collar Crime
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AG Jeff Sessions (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty)
Above the LawApril 21, 2017

Although it might have seemed like it, the Trump administration isn't planning to ignore white-collar crime at this time. “Our aim is to motivate companies and individuals voluntarily to comply with the law,” says Trevor McFadden, a deputy assistant ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Cape Girardeau police report 4/4/17
Southeast MissourianApril 4, 2017

Peggie A. Austin, 51, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation. * Deandre Betts, 27, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County probation and parole warrant for parole violation. * Austin A. Abernathy, 25, was arrested on a ...more »


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