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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 »

City's newest tobacco taxes violate state law: judge
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2017

20 ruling, Judge Ann Collins-Dole found that the city violated a 1993 law when it tried to impose taxes on cigars and smoking, smokeless and pipe tobacco last year. That amendment to state law declared municipalities could not impose “a tax based on ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Police chase policies must balance justice and safety
South Bend TribuneFebruary 12, 2017

But the chase and its deadly result highlighted a perilous aspect of police work that requires officers to make heat-of-the-moment decisions balancing their duty to stop crime against the need to protect life and property. “It's something we recognize ...more »

Misdemeanors
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In Immigration Court, few criminals, far more minor offenders
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 10, 2017

President Donald Trump has said his administration will focus on “deporting illegal aliens with violent criminal records.” That was also a stated priority of past administrations. Over the past decade, the government has routinely deported immigrants ...more »

Criminal Defense
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First members named to state's constitution-revision panel
Gainesville SunFebruary 6, 2017

Coxe is a criminal-defense attorney in Jacksonville and has also served on the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which investigates judges accused of wrongdoing. Martinez, along with serving as U.S. attorney in South Florida in the early 1990s, was a ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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RPD Neighborhood Unit apprehends multiple offender of parole violations, drug offenses
East Valley TimesFebruary 4, 2017

Eddy was booked at the Shasta County Jail for sales and transportation of methamphetamine, sales and transportation of heroin, felony possession of metal knuckles, a probation violation and six warrants. Since 1992, EDDY has been booked twenty-nine ...more »

Police Brutality
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POLICE BRUTALITY REARS UGLY HEAD AS NURSE ALLEGES SHE IS BEATEN BY ANGRY OFFICER
ArtvoiceFebruary 3, 2017

This is a serious case of alleged police misconduct and brutality and, with Albert representing the plaintiff, the stakes are not small. The Buffalo attorney has become the leading lawyer in this city for people who have alleged abuse by police ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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The Body Language Files: How to Detect Fraud and Identity Theft
Huffington PostFebruary 17, 2017

There are countless incidents of in-person fraud and identity theft. Folks who aren't who they say they are go into banks all the time and apply for credit cards, apply for loans, and open accounts. Payday loan stores give loans to people who fake ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Cops nab 2 men for illegal gun possession in Quezon
Inquirer.netFebruary 8, 2017

LUCENA CITY — Two men were arrested Wednesday in Tiaong town in Quezon province for illegal possession of a firearm, police said Thursday. A police report said Ringo Alcaria, 30, was found carrying an unlicensed Colt caliber .45 pistol in Barangay ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Jail nurse 'upset' about handling of Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones case
Cincinnati.comFebruary 9, 2017

The nurse, Tammy Hopkins, showed up for a scheduled grand jury proceeding last month, but was turned away. Hopkins didn't receive a subpoena, but Karl said she showed up after receiving a text message from a sheriff's deputy. According to Karl ...more »

Prostitution
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Prominent defense lawyer cleared in smuggling investigation - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area ...
KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsFebruary 14, 2017

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities will not recommend charges be filed against a central California criminal defense attorney who was under investigation after allegedly dropping off a box of contraband to a client at the Fresno County Jail. The Fresno ...more »

Gun Charges
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No UCA allies for gun-law backer
Arkansas OnlineFebruary 3, 2017

CONWAY -- State Rep. Charlie Collins won the state House's support for his guns-on-campuses bill Thursday, but he got anything but congratulations and thanks when he spoke at a town hall at the University of Central Arkansas later. Instead, the meeting ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Ascension Parish Arrest Report - News - Plaquemine Post South ...
Post SouthFebruary 3, 2017

January 19 Babin, Nicholas Joseph, 36, 10504 La. 22, St. Amant, Theft of Utility Service;Inference of Commission of Theft. Curtis, Darrian Kentrel, 20, 36281 ...more »

Man faces homicide charge in January hit-run
KOIN.comFebruary 5, 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) – A 24-year-old man faces vehicular homicide charges after an early January hit-and-run in Vancouver led to the death of one of the pedestrians weeks later. On January 11, Christian Walton and a woman were walking in the ...more »

Search & Seizure
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South Korean prosecutors try in vain to search president office over scandal
News GhanaFebruary 3, 2017

The confiscation warrant was reportedly issued by a Seoul court on Thursday night, and its 7-day expiration date was extended to allow the prosecutors enough time to repeatedly attempt the search and seizure. Citing possible leakage of top secrets, the ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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The Latest: Inmates used 'sharp instruments' to take prison
SFGateFebruary 2, 2017

This item has been corrected to say that inmates used "sharp instruments" to take over prison, instead of sharp objects. ___. 9:40 a.m.. Some Delaware prison rights advocates say they're saddened but not surprised that a hostage situation at the state ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Bills dealing with sex crime punishments move to full Senate
Indiana LawyerFebruary 8, 2017

Members of the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee unanimously passed Senate Bills 166 and 169 Tuesday afternoon. Both bills deal with the proper punishments for sex crimes, though one seeks harsher punishment while the other is designed ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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AUM receives $200000 grant for crime-prevention program
WTVMFebruary 3, 2017

Auburn University at Montgomery has been awarded a $200,000 grant from Alabama Governor Robert Bentley for a program that teaches crime-prevention methods to community groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the state. The Alabama Crime ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Six Johns, Three Pimps Caught in Statewide Human Trafficking Sting
Crime VoiceFebruary 3, 2017

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — On January 26th, in a sting operation identified as a joint task multi-jurisdictional task force involving no less than 30 law enforcement agencies as “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild,” 474 suspects were arrested and charged with ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Northern Territory to spend $18ma year preventing juvenile crime and detention
The GuardianFebruary 8, 2017

“We've got to make sure that we're providing the courts the information they need to make the right bail decisions, so police and others can be helping in this space to prevent crime occurring,” he said. The 11-year-old safely left the dangerous ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Crime buster to head police investigations unit
Jerusalem Post Israel NewsFebruary 20, 2017

Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen Roni Alsheich appointed longtime cop Dep.-Ch. Gadi Siso to head the police's Intelligence and Investigations Division, a sensitive branch that oversees everything from organized crime, political corruption and white collar ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Woman charged in kidnapping case enters not guilty plea
Sidney Daily News (subscription)February 2, 2017

Brian Mader, 33, of Brandford, entered a not guilty plea on three counts of forgery. He was given an own recognizance bond because he was just sentenced to two years in prison in Miami County and also has charges pending against him in Darke and ...more »

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