Crime & Law Enforcement

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Wife Faces Federal Investigation Over Husband’s Campaign Funds

February 5, 2013

“The Huffington Post reports she abruptly resigned from her local board position last month, but her resignation letter didn’t mention any federal investigation. The Daily Mail reported the resignation was due to “very painful family health issues,” according to her letter.”

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Police: Eddie Ray Routh Told Sister “I Traded My Soul For a New Truck”

February 5, 2013

“The suspect accused of shooting dead former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man stole a vehicle from the scene and told his sister “I traded my soul for a new truck,” investigators said.”

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Judge Denies Defense Motion to Delay George Zimmerman Murder Trial

February 5, 2013

“Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara claimed during an often heated one-hour hearing that he needed more time to prepare, and that the state was not being cooperative with key evidence.”

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Alabama Bunker Hostage Standoff Ends; 5 Year-Old Boy Hostage Safe, Shooter Jimmy Lee Dykes is Dead

February 4, 2013

“Dykes had kidnapped the boy from a school bus after shooting the driver, and held the child hostage in a backyard bunker for nearly a week.”

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Alabama Bunker Hostage Situation Enters Sixth Day; Boy Being Made “As Comfortable As Possible’

February 4, 2013

“Other comfort items, including potato chips, coloring books and toys, have been sent into the bunker for Ethan through a ventilation pipe that leads into the 6-by-8-foot subterranean hideout four feet underground.”

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Body of Missing 13 Year-Old Girl Discovered in a Park in Fairfield, California

February 4, 2013

“The girl was reported missing around 5:45 p.m. Thursday by her guardian at a foster home in nearby Suisun City. That city’s police Cmdr. Tim Mattos told the Daily Republic that the guardian last saw her board a school bus.”

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Guantanamo Bay Judge Orders End to Secret U.S. Government Censorship of Trial Audio

February 3, 2013

“Finding that the Military Commission Rules already provide the remedy that, if followed, would preclude the United States from indefinitely detaining unclassified information, Judge Pohl held essentially that the United States must comply with its own regulation.”

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$34,000 Reward Offered For Information Leading to the Arrest of the Texas District Attorney Shooter

January 31, 2013

“Chris Aulbaugh, the Kaufman chief of police, said no official arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. Police are following up on several leads, including multiple witness reports from various angles around the crime scene.”

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Officials: Doctor Connected to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) Investigated for Medicare Fraud

January 31, 2013

“Federal agents raided the West Palm Beach eye clinic of a longtime friend and political supporter of Sen. Robert Menendez earlier this week after a document shredding truck was observed at the building, following attempts by FBI agents to question Dr. Salomon Melgen about his relationship with the New Jersey Democrat.”

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Jury Issues Guilty Verdict for Somali-American Accused of Plotting a Bombing at an Oregon Tree Lighting Ceremony

January 31, 2013

“Their question more broadly reflects the central debate at the heart of the trial of Mohamed Mohamud, a 21-year-old Somali-American found guilty on Thursday of attempting to bomb a Portland Christmas tree-lighting in November 2010.”

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Alabama Hostage Situation Continues; 5 Year-Old Remains Unharmed And Locked in Bunker

January 31, 2013

“Jimmy Lee Dykes reportedly stopped a school bus on a dirt road about 3:35 p.m., shooting the driver four times with a pistol before seizing a random kindergartner and returning to an underground bunker on his property.”

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Authorities: Death of 15 Year-Old Hadiya Pendleton Appears to be Case of Mistaken Identity Involving Gangs

January 31, 2013

“Last week, she performed at events in Washington for Obama’s inauguration.”

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Employer: Phoenix Lawyer Mark Hummels Shot Yesterday Not Expected to Survive

January 31, 2013

“In a statement on Thursday, the law firm Osborn Maledon said,” We have been informed that Mark will not survive from the shooting.”"

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Atlanta School Shooting: Suspect Identified as Male Student at the Middle School

January 31, 2013

“The second victim, a teacher, was treated for minor injuries at the scene. It is unclear if the teacher was actually shot, but was not taken to the hospital, the station reports.”

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Fox News Reporter Jana Winter Fighting Subpoena in James Holmes’ Aurora Shooting Trial

January 31, 2013

“Winter reported in a story in July that the notebook contained violent drawings and details about a murderous plot, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.”

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