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Anchorage weighs new law to combat nonstop dog barking
Alaska Dispatch NewsMay 1, 2017

In city law, the phrase "chronic animal noise" refers to animal sounds, like barking, that last more than five consecutive minutes. The exception has some limitations: A 20-minute barking period can't occur within an hour of another 20-minute barking ...more »

Peter Dornauf: Rules for rules' sake don't cut it
Stuff.co.nzMay 1, 2017

All hat deniers out there suddenly rose up, shouting down anyone who would dare trample on their precious social customs. The amount of sheer vitriol plied in the writer's direction from Facebook was a spectacle to behold, a sociologists and a ...more »

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Former crime lab employee accused of stealing drugs from work
WPXI PittsburghMay 4, 2017

A former crime lab technician was arrested after police said he stole and used drugs. Matthew Nicholas Ieraci, 28, is charged with theft by unlawful taking, tampering with physical evidence, prohibited acts-possession (drug violation), criminal ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Chibok girls' release: FG's diversionary tactic,
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)May 8, 2017

I see, Mr English professor. and with all the English Nigerians like you know, what benefit did it give to the country than crimes, frauds, corruption, kidnapping, looting and certificate forgery. with all your English, Dino Melaye and senator uba with ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Cautionary fraud tale for pro athletes with sudden wealth
CT PostMay 7, 2017

In the 1980s, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar accused a former business manager of mishandling millions. More recently, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees filed a lawsuit claiming a former teammate steered $160,000 of his money into a bogus investment.more »

Misdemeanors
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Harris County officials weighing options on bail reform court order
Laredo Morning TimesMay 2, 2017

With just two weeks until the 193-page order from Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal kicks in May 15, county officials are working to draft a plan to deal with the hundreds of misdemeanor offenders now behind bars and the new cases filed each ...more »

Police Brutality
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Coolie Town residents claim police brutality
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)May 29, 2017

“We told them to go and look for Shervin by the beach because you all beat him up last night,” she disclosed, adding that the family contacted a lawyer about the situation and took Shervin into the Marigot Police Station where a statement was given by ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury hearing evidence in Kyron Horman case, document reveals
kgw.comMay 18, 2017

“The Multnomah County District Attorney's office continues to empanel and offer evidence before a grand jury for the Kyron Horman case, meaning both the criminal investigation and legal proceedings are underway,” wrote Matt Semritc, deputy district ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Berkeley Police Officer Seizes 2 Illegal Guns In 2 Days - Patch
Patch.comMay 2, 2017

Berkeley, CA - The same officer stopped vehicles on consecutive nights and found the loaded guns.more »

Gun Charges
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Gun-control bill passes through Oregon Senate
Statesman JournalMay 2, 2017

Oregonians worried about a loved one committing suicide or hurting someone with a gun should have legal recourse to get firearms out of that person's hands. At least that's the message Oregon senators sent when they voted through a controversial ...more »

Prostitution
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Can defense lawyer Krasner switch sides and be a good DA?
Philly.comMay 21, 2017

Krasner was a very good civil rights attorney, representing clients like Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter. His reputation as a progressive lawyer gained him the financial backing of Democratic king maker, George Soros, whose $1.45 million ...more »

Police investigate homicide in Bridgeport
WTNH Connecticut News (press release)May 3, 2017

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead in Bridgeport Tuesday night. Police say at around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of 20 Read Street where they found a male victim deceased upon ...more »

Search & Seizure
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VIDEO: Parents confront school leaders on students tested with breathalyzer during prom
WISMay 1, 2017

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guards against unreasonable search and seizure. The video continues as the parents ask the two people if the parents were informed of the test. We spoke with several parents who said they were uninformed of ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Indonesia searches for dozens of inmates after jail break
Fox NewsMay 5, 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian authorities are searching for scores of inmates who escaped from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra island. Justice and Human Rights Ministry official Wayan Dusak said hundreds of policemen and soldiers were deployed ...more »

Sex Crimes
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DA involved in investigation of sex crimes detective
The Commercial AppealMay 1, 2017

A week after revelations that decorated sex crimes detective Ouita Knowlton had been relieved of duty, authorities confirmed the investigation involves more than an internal review of Memphis Police Department policy – it involves possible criminal law ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government
The IndependentMay 19, 2017

While much of the internet is currently controlled by private businesses like Google and Facebook, Theresa May intends to allow government to decide what is and isn't published, the manifesto suggests. The new rules would include laws that make it ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Prosecutors: Some strippers hired to dance on Elkhorn porch may have been under 16
KETV OmahaMay 12, 2017

A Douglas County judge set bond for Douglas Goldsberry, 45, at $100,000 and ordered him to stand trial on felony pandering and solicitation charges. During the court appearance, prosecutors said Goldsberry attempted to flee when his arrest became ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Hood: Too zealous with juvenile offenders?
Spartanburg Herald JournalMay 4, 2017

One year ago, the S.C. Senate was presented with a measure to raise the default age at which those accused of committing crimes were treated as adults rather than as juveniles. For decades, that age had been 16 in South Carolina. The distinction ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Police on lookout for traffic violators
Rapid City JournalMay 20, 2017

... to a news release, Pennington County Sheriff's deputies and Rapid City Police Department officers will be working overtime to enforce traffic laws in general, looking for impaired drivers, speeders and child-restraint violations as well other ...more »

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