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Bill to shorten Louisiana's divorce 'cooling-off' period stirs debate
Daily CometApril 23, 2017

BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana has sought for decades to stem the tide of the so-called divorce epidemic, from enacting the nation's first “covenant marriage” laws to requiring couples to undergo a lengthy “cooling-off” period before officially calling it quits.more »

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Midland Reporter-TelegramApril 23, 2017

The extension of the sales and use tax imposed within the city of Midland at the rate of one-quarter of one percent pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Chapter 505 (“Chapter 505”), with the proceeds, including those previously collected, to be used ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Man suspected of punching girlfriend before women fight back
Las Cruces Sun-NewsMay 16, 2017

Eddie Carabajal, 29, of the 200 block of Las Flores in La Mesa is charged with one count each of aggravated battery against a household member, battery against a household member and criminal damage to property. Shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday, Las Cruces ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Louisiana Senate votes to eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles
NOLA.comApril 27, 2017

The Louisiana Senate voted 22-13 to completely eliminate the sentence of life without parole for people convicted of crimes they committed as juveniles. Instead, all people given life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles would come up for ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Councilman seeks to condemn Orleans DA for jailing crime victims
NOLA.comApril 28, 2017

"There are serious consequences to survivors of violence when their experience with the DA continues the abuse they have already endured at the hands of the offender," said Williams, a criminal defense attorney. "Creating a prosecutorial culture where ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Caregiver charged after stealing check from client and using it to pay ...
WZTVApril 25, 2017

A former Davidson County caregiver turned herself in over the weekend after she was indicted by a Grand Jury for identity theft, abuse or neglect of an impaired ...more »

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Judge DeVries reprimanded for 'compassion for others' - News ...
Foster's Daily DemocratMay 7, 2017

District Court Judge Sharon DeVries has been reprimanded by the state Judicial Conduct Committee based on complaints by state police about the manner in ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Arlington Crime Solvers salutes efforts to combat elder-fraud
Inside NoVAMay 8, 2017

Into the breach stepped Arlington County Police Department Detective Kevin White, who has spent 19 of his 28 years on the force in the financial-crimes unit. Working off a single fingerprint found at one scene, the unit was able to arrest two suspects ...more »

Police Brutality
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The Latest: Chinese court accuses lawyer of subverting state
The Daily ProgressMay 8, 2017

A Chinese court says prosecutors accused Xie Yang of using the messaging app Telegram to conspire with people inside and outside China to distort incidents of police brutality to subvert state power, overthrow the socialist system and harm national ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Tad Cummins Indicted By Grand Jury - NewsChannel 5 Nashville
NewsChannel5.comMay 18, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A federal grand jury sitting in Nashville returned a two-count indictment charging Tad Cummins. Cummins was indicted on charges of ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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8 People Accused In Gun-Running Scheme Involving Robbery And Drugs
CBS San Francisco Bay AreaMay 4, 2017

The case began with the federal indictment of Winn, who had previous state gun and drug convictions, on charges of illegal possession as an ex-felon of a loaded Glock firearm found in an air vent of his Oakland apartment in November 2016. In January, a ...more »

Gun Charges
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Gun Law Debate Returns To State House
Rhode Island Public RadioApril 25, 2017

The House Judiciary Committee is slated to consider a range of proposals to either restrict or relax gun laws. Some of the proposals call for banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds; boosting restrictions on carrying a rifle or shotgun in a ...more »

Search & Seizure
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FBI's Disturbing Hacking Powers Challenged in Court Over Child Pornography Case
GizmodoMay 3, 2017

In the EFF's view, the sheer breadth of the FBI's cyberattack indicates that it did not meet the “particularity” required of the Fourth Amendment, under which Americans' rights against unlawful search and seizure are protected. The warrant, “which did ...more »

Virginia Beach Police investigating homicide by Level Green Park
wtkr.comApril 23, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Virginia Beach Police are currently investigating a homicide situation in the 1100 block of Level Green Boulevard. Officials tell us the incident happened just before 9 P.M. Saturday Night. When officers arrived on scene, they ...more »

Sex Crimes
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New law comes into force on sex crime court cases
BBC NewsApril 24, 2017

New laws have come into force aimed at improving the way sexual offences are dealt with in courts in Scotland. Judges are now required to give special information to jurors in some trials, including that many victims of rape or sexual assault "freeze ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Security prisoners have few privileges, many of which have been revoked
HaaretzApril 23, 2017

The hunger strike begun by 1,200 Palestinian security prisoners in Israel this week was in part the result of a worsening of their conditions. They know their conditions will never match those of criminals jailed in Israel, but they are demanding a ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Man sentenced to 19 years in prison for human trafficking on Central Coast
The San Luis Obispo TribuneApril 28, 2017

The defendant was arrested in Las Vegas in October 2015 after law enforcement officers had been searching for the man who reportedly had been working as a pimp with Brianna Jackson-Robinson. She later pleaded guilty to pandering and was sentenced ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Updated: Madison Co. Deputy Accused of Sex Crimes Suspended
NBC 29 NewsMay 4, 2017

Harvey is a deputy with the Madison County Sheriff's Office, and had been a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. According to court ... Harvey was already working in law enforcement at the time of the allegations. He spent less ...more »

White Collar Crime
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White-collar crime clampdown gets green light
Law GazetteApril 28, 2017

New measures to curb white-collar crime are on the statute book, after being included in the wash-up of legislation rushed through before the general election. The Criminal Finances Bill, which hands law enforcers new powers to seize the proceeds of ...more »


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