Crime & Law Enforcement

Teammates Testify Witnessing Two Steubenville, Ohio, High School Football Players Committing Sexual Acts

March 16, 2013

“A third witness, a friend of the defendants who was also granted immunity, said he saw both defendants making sexual contact with her while she appeared to be passed out, naked and face down on a basement floor.”

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Judge Grants Immunity to 3 Teenagers in Steubenville, Ohio, Rape Case Involving High School Football Players

March 16, 2013

“Mark Cole, Evan Westlake and Anthony Craig invoked their Fifth Amendment right against testifying for fear of self-incrimination as the trial in Steubenville entered its third day.”

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Staunch Opponent of Medical Marijuana New York Assemblyman Steve Katz (R) Arrested for Pot Possession

March 16, 2013

“State police said that a suspicious odor was noticed in Assemblyman Steve Katz’s vehicle when they pulled him over for driving around 80 mph in a 75 mph zone at around 10 a.m. Thursday morning.”

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Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) to Sign Law Repealing Death Penalty

March 15, 2013

“The House of Delegates voted 82-56 to repeal Maryland’s death penalty on Friday, making the state the sixth in as many years to abolish executions and delivering a major legislative victory to Gov. Martin O’Malley.”

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Thomson Reuters Social Media Editor Indicted For Conspiring With Anonymous to Hack a Tribune Website in 2010

March 14, 2013

“Keys, 26, who once worked at Fox 40 in Sacramento, was charged with three hacking-related counts and faces up to 10 years in prison for the December 2010 attack.”

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Riot Breaks Out in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Over NYPD Shooting Death of Kimani Gray

March 13, 2013

“For the third consecutive night now, a confrontation between marchers and the police has erupted in regards to the death of Gray. It was confirmed earlier today that Gray was shot seven times.”

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Medical Examiner: NYPD Officers Shot 16 Year-Old Kimani Gray 7 Times

March 13, 2013

“Those suspicions on the street intensified Wednesday when an autopsy report by the city medical examiner revealed Gray was hit by seven bullets – three to the back – during the confrontation with cops Saturday night.”

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Veterans Testify Before U.S. Senate Panel Investigating Sexual Violence in the Military

March 13, 2013

“The hearing, the first the Senate has held in nearly a decade on sexual assault in the military, reflects the increasing attention to the issue because of revelations about pervasive sexual harassment at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and throughout the military.”

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Obama Administration Proposes Plan to Allow All U.S. Spy Agencies Access to Personal Financial Information

March 13, 2013

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation already has full access to the database.”

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Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll (R) Abruptly Resigns Due to Questionable Business Connections

March 13, 2013

“It’s unclear if Carroll is the target of any criminal charges. Attorney General Pam Bondi and law enforcement officials have scheduled a 2:30 p.m. press conference in Orlando to discuss the case.”

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Two NYPD Officers Shoot and Kill 16-Year Old With a Gun in East Flatbush, Brooklyn

March 11, 2013

“The police said the officers, patrolling in an unmarked car in East Flatbush, came upon the teenager, identified as Kimani Gray, 16, in a group of men just before 11:30 p.m. The teenager separated himself from the group and adjusted his waistband in what the police described as a suspicious manner.”

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Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) Calls For the Drafting of Rules and Regulations For the Domestic Use of Drones

March 9, 2013

“She called it a “work in progress” and said that the Intelligence Committee is trying to draft legislation.”

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New Mexico Prisoner Accidentally Left in Solitary Confinement For 2 Years Wins $15.5 Million Settlement

March 9, 2013

“After being pulled over in Dona Ana County, N.M., on Aug. 24 2005, Slevin was arrested on aggravated DWI charges, and for driving a vehicle that he did not own.”

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Harvard University Study: States With More Restrictive Gun Control Laws Have Less Shooting Deaths

March 9, 2013

“The most likely link between the strictness of a state’s gun regulations and the number of shootings was that in states with more restrictive gun control laws, fewer households own guns, the study’s lead author, Dr. Eric Fleeger, said on Thursday.”

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Justice Department: Violence Against Women Fell 64% From 1995 to 2005

March 9, 2013

“Rates declined from a peak of 5 per 1,000 women in 1995 to 1.8 per 1,000 women in 2005. The figure remained unchanged from 2005 to 2010.”

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