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Nashville's juvenile court plans new program to cut down on youth violence
WKRN.comFebruary 1, 2017

In the juvenile court system, there is a team approach to identifying the root causes a child commits a crime and how supporting the family can help change the behavior. In Davidson County, there is an assessment team that studies the teen and family ...more »

In Effort to Protect Immigrants From Deportation, L.A. City Council Votes to Draft Law Decriminalizing Street Vending
KTLAFebruary 1, 2017

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to draft a law that would decriminalize sidewalk vending, in an effort to protect immigrants vulnerable to deportation. A street vendor sell fruits and in the Fashion District in Los Angeles in an undated ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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St. Martinville city councilman forming neighborhood watch following spike in crime
KLFYFebruary 8, 2017

ST. MARTINVILLE, La (KLFY) – St. Martinville residents are taking a stand against crime throughout the city. This comes after a recent rash of property crimes. Residents say the crimes have been going on for the past eight months. “My door was shot out ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Woman sentenced to 120 days for counterfeit money
Medicine Hat NewsFebruary 15, 2017

Baldhead was charged with robbery, kidnapping, sexual assault with a weapon and three counts of uttering death threats/threats to cause bodily harm following a Nov. 24 incident when a man approached a female cab driver in Medicine Hat for a ride to ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Trump's Executive Orders on Crime are More of the Same, Just More Intense Rhetoric, Says Harvey Silverglate
Reason (blog)February 10, 2017

"If the laws are going to become more draconian and prison sentences are going to go up and there's going to be more law enforcement officers arresting more people, the least we can make sure is that the people sent to prison knew what they were doing ...more »

Misdemeanors
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Attorneys file ethics complaint against Gwinnett Commissioner Tommy Hunter over 'racist pig' comment
Gwinnettdailypost.comFebruary 8, 2017

Attorneys Helen Ho and Christine Anne Koehler, who are representing Turner in the matter also asked that a copy of the complaint be forwarded to Solicitor General Rosanna Szabo so she can determine whether Hunter committed any misdemeanor crimes ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Montana Senate endorses bills to lower prison population
Great Falls TribuneFebruary 1, 2017

HELENA — The Montana Senate on Wednesday endorsed three bills aimed at reducing the prison population, the number of people on parole and probation and related costs. The bills that passed on second reading were among several supported ... A third ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Frederick doctor accused of Medicare fraud can use business partner's life insurance to secure lawyer
Frederick News Post (subscription)February 17, 2017

The clerk, in turn, will release $1.750 million to Malik, so that he can retain a new attorney — Joshua D. Greenberg, a Washington lawyer who specializes in white-collar crime cases. The cost could be up to $3 million because of the complexity of the ...more »

Prostitution
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Santa Barbara-based criminal defense attorney sentenced to feder - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara ...
KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsFebruary 14, 2017

... of eight years and also failed to pay almost $700,000 in income taxes. In addition to his prison term, the judge ordered him to pay back the taxes he owed. Prosecutors say he was a respected member of the community and knew his conduct was criminal.more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Judge keeps records sealed in Aaron Schock corruption case
Peoria Journal StarFebruary 8, 2017

The Journal Star also joined with the Politico reporters in requesting documents which were filed in both the earlier grand jury proceedings as well as the criminal case be unsealed. Grand jury proceedings are normally sealed but Schock's case was ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Catoosa County Sheriff's Department report for Feb. 3-16, 2017
The Catoosa County NewsFebruary 21, 2017

Amy Gail Walker, 31, was arrested for simple battery, theft by shoplifting. ... Michael Gene Neal, 51, was arrested for aggravated assault under the family violence act, battery under the family violence act, criminal trespass under the family violence ...more »

Gun Charges
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2 Kansas men spared prison in prosecution over state gun law
Wichita EagleFebruary 6, 2017

A federal judge spared two Kansas men convicted of federal firearms violations from prison after taking into account Monday their mistaken belief that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state.more »

Search & Seizure
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Virbhadra's PMLA case: Delhi HC asks ED to produce documents
The Indian ExpressFebruary 2, 2017

Virbhadra's PMLA case: Delhi HC asks ED to produce documents. Virbhadra in his plea had sought the reasons for carrying out the search and seizure, apart from quashing of the proceedings against him under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).more »

Kitsap detectives seek help in quadruple homicide investigation ...
KING5.comFebruary 2, 2017

KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. – Kitsap County Sheriff's Detectives are seeking video and any information the public might have about a quadruple homicide.more »

Sex Crimes
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Judge grants bond to Madison Heights man accused of child sex ...
Lynchburg News and AdvanceFebruary 3, 2017

An Amherst County judge granted bond Friday for a Madison Heights man accused of aggravated sexual battery in a case involving two minors.more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Mississippi prison guard pleads in inmate assault, cover-up case
Jackson Clarion LedgerFebruary 3, 2017

A Mississippi corrections officer pleaded guilty Thursday to beating an inmate at the state penitentiary in Parchman, while the officer's supervisor acknowledged helping to hide the assault. The U.S. Department of Justice, ... "When officers who we ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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You Can't Have Free Market Pricing Without a Free Market
Equities.comFebruary 7, 2017

“One view is that a free market is a system in which the prices for goods and services are determined by the open market and consumers, in which the laws and forces of supply and demand are free from any intervention by a government, price-setting ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Child porn, cheating and other no-no's get 4 lawyers disciplined by Florida Bar
Miami HeraldFebruary 1, 2017

David Rothenberg (Nova Southeastern School of Law) was disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court as he has been serving 17 years for child pornography while a child molestation case works its way through the Broward courts. A year ago, according to ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Driver in Des Plaines fatal crash had multiple license suspensions
WLS-TVFebruary 18, 2017

The ABC 7 I-Team looked into the past of the driver in the Des Plaines car crash that killed four people and critically injured one, who police say was driving over 100 miles per hour at the time, and what they found is a history peppered with high ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Criminal Defense Attorney Brynn Loughran Brito Works Aggressively On Behalf of Her Clients
SpaceCoastDaily.comFebruary 13, 2017

In 2007, Brito made the transition to criminal defense work and opened her own firm 2010 specializing in criminal defense cases, including DUI, drug possession and trafficking, gun crimes, juvenile crimes, death penalty, violent felonies, sex crimes ...more »

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