Crime & Law Enforcement

Wife of disgraced Chinese Politician Bo Xilai confesses to poisoning a British businessman

August 9, 2012

“The secretive trial of Gu Kailai and a household aide, who are accused of murdering Bo family associate Neil Heywood, ended in less than a day at the Intermediate People’s Court in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei.”

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New York Police Department unveils its ‘Domain Awareness System’ to track criminals and potential terrorists

August 9, 2012

“The system uses 3,000 cameras positioned in Lower Manhattan south of Canal Street, river to river, and between 30th and 60th streets, river to river. It links up to license plate readers, 911 calls and other NYPD data records.”

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Delaware Couple charged with waterboarding their 11-year old daughter

August 9, 2012

“On several occasions beginning in 2009, she said, Melvin Morse held her face under a running faucet, causing water to flood up her nose and run over her face, police said.”

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Police Interview with the Victim of the Miami Cannibal’s attack released publicly

August 8, 2012

““He attacked me,” Poppo said of Rudy Eugene. “He just ripped me to ribbons. He chewed up my face. He plucked out my eyes. Basically that’s all there is to say about it.””

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Texas executes a convicted murderer with an IQ of 61

August 8, 2012

“In an online posting, the ACLU said Wilson, 54, had been declared “intellectually disabled” by a court-appointed neuropsychologist.”

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Nearly 2,000 people convicted for crimes committed during the 2011 London Riots

August 8, 2012

“The riots lasted from Aug. 7-10, 2011. They were triggered by the police killing of a London gang member and swept several English cities including the capital.”

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FBI: Wisconsin Sikh Temple Gunman Wade Page killed himself

August 8, 2012

“The white supremacist gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the FBI said on Wednesday.”

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By pleading guilty, Arizona Gunman Jared Lee Loughner won’t face the death penalty

August 7, 2012

“Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty to killing six people and trying to assassinate U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords last year after being found mentally competent by a federal judge in Tucson, Arizona.”

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Cop shot while trying to stop the Sikh Temple Gunman still in critical condition

August 7, 2012

“Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy, a 21-year veteran and a finalist to be police chief two years ago, is being called a hero for his selfless actions during the rampage.”

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Report: James Holmes’ Psychiatrist contacted University Police weeks before the Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

August 7, 2012

“The sources did not know what the officer approached by Dr. Lynne Fenton did with the information she passed along. They said, however, that the officer was recently interviewed, with an attorney present, by the Aurora Police Department as a part of the ongoing investigation.”

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Obama: Mass killings are occurring with “too much regularity” and should prompt soul searching by all Americans

August 7, 2012

“But when asked whether he would push for further gun-control measures in the wake of the shootings, Obama said only that he wanted to bring together leaders at all levels of American society to examine ways to curb gun violence.”

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Sikh Temple Gunman Wade Michael Page was “a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band”

August 6, 2012

“Officials at the Southern Poverty Law Center said they had been tracking Mr. Page for about a decade because of his ties to the white supremacist movement.”

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Report: Federal Authorities “looked at” Wisconsin Sikh Temple Gunman Wade Michael Page “more than once”

August 6, 2012

“Wade Michael Page [was looked into] more than once because of his associations with right-wing extremists and the possibility that he was providing funding to a domestic terrorist group, but law enforcement officials determined there was not enough evidence of a crime.”

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U.S. Justice Department investigating whether Las Vegas Sands Corp. broke federal law by failing to report millions of dollars of potentially laundered money

August 6, 2012

“The Journal said there were no indications that the investigation included actions by Adelson, Sands’ chief executive and a major political donor for the Republican Party.”

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New Jersey Man arrested for dressing like a superhero at Home Depot

August 6, 2012

“Police said Argintar, 23, was wearing a mask, a bulletproof vest, elbow and arm pads, a cape and carrying handcuffs when he was arrested July 31 outside the Home Depot on Route 57.”

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