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    Courts Give WA Felons Voting Rights

    Courts Give WA Felons Voting Rights
    SEATTLE, WA - A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out Washington's law banning incarcerated felons from voting, finding the state's criminal-justice system is "infected" with racial discrimination. The surprising ruling, by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, said the law violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act by disenfranchising minority voters. [widget:news__politics] The decision is ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -59
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    Wis. Man Who Bought Pistol Used To Shoot Officers May Get 10 Years

    MILWAUKEE — In a sentence that would be among the toughest handed down, a federal prosecutor is recommending 10 years in prison for the man who bought the gun allegedly used to shoot two Milwaukee police officers last year. The sentencing Thursday of Jacob Collins could be a bellwether for future cases of straw buyers - people without criminal records who ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +11
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    Manhunt for Fugitive After Utah Officer's Murder

    Manhunt for Fugitive After Utah Officer's Murder
    SALT LAKE CITY — The man charged with Tuesday's fatal shooting of a Utah sheriff's deputy had just sold drugs to a relative of the slain officer on a remote desert road, according to court papers. Roberto Miramontes Roman was charged about 10 hours after the shooting with capital murder and tampering with evidence. A manhunt led authorities to a west ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -14
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    Off-Duty Cop Shoots Man Trying to Rob Him

    Off-Duty Cop Shoots Man Trying to Rob Him
    PHILADELPHIA, PA - An off-duty police officer shot and killed a man he said tried to rob him just north of Center City this morning, officials say. The officer, not identified, also was injured from being smacked in the face with a pistol, police said. Details are sketchy, but police said the officer was driving his black Nissan SUV about 3:30 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +131
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    Man Bits Officer at Bar Fight

    BURLINGTON, Iowa - A Burlington man has been arrested for allegedly biting a police officer who was trying to break up a fight at a bar early on New Year's Day. [widget:news__all_discussion] Thaddeus Purnell is charged with serious assault and aggravated assault on a peace officer. Police were called to the Boogaloo Cafe. When officers arrived, authorities say Purnell was standing ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -2
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    D.C. Officer Held in Killing Changed Alibi, Detective Says

    D.C. Officer Held in Killing Changed Alibi, Detective Says
    WASHINGTON, DC - An on-duty D.C. police officer charged with murder in a street robbery gone wrong initially told supervisors that he was at police headquarters writing search warrants the night of the Dec. 1 shooting, a homicide detective told a D.C. Superior Court judge Tuesday. But, the detective testified, Officer Reginald Jones changed his story after a suspect in the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -14
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    Chairman: Sheriff Thought He Was Above the Law

    GALLATIN COUNTY, IL - Federal charges that the longtime sheriff of Gallatin County in southern Illinois sold marijuana while in uniform seemed odd enough to county board chairman Randy Drone. But new allegations the sheriff plotted from jail to have someone killed made the case even stranger. "Is it greed? Ignorance? I don't know," Drone said Tuesday before Sheriff Raymond Martin's ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -14
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    Fla. Sheriff Fears Missing Lottery Winner Killed

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- In 2006, Abraham Shakespeare -- a truck driver's assistant who lived with his mother -- won $30 million in the Florida lottery. His good fortune may have cost him his life. Shakespeare vanished months ago. His mother hopes he is somewhere in the Caribbean, lying on a beach and enjoying the good life away from all the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Officer’s Bullets Aimed at Pit Bull Graze Colleagues

    Officer’s Bullets Aimed at Pit Bull Graze Colleagues
    NEW YORK - A police officer who was aiming a gun at a pit bull unleashed by a drug suspect Tuesday evening fired a bullet that ricocheted and grazed two colleagues, authorities said. The incident was touched off as two undercover officers were working on a possible drug deal on a street in the Bronx, police said. The drug suspect and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -7
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    Sheriff To Politicians: Make Inmates Pay Daily ‘Rent’

    Sheriff To Politicians: Make Inmates Pay Daily ‘Rent’
    BEDFORD, MA - The state’s high court handcuffed a New Bedford sheriff’s bid to charge jailbirds $5-a-day rent, but the lawman is calling on Beacon Hill lawmakers to pass a stalled bill that would send the court ruling to the gallows. [widget:news__corrections] Bristol Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who says the nominal daily inmate fees could raise $10 million a year for the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +11
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    Phila. Police Officer to Lose Job Over Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Man

    Phila. Police Officer to Lose Job Over Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Man
    The off-duty police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 21-year-old man in November during a street fight will be stripped of his badge, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey announced yesterday. Frank Tepper, 43, a 16-year veteran of the force, committed "numerous violations" of Police Department procedures when he opened fire on William Panas Jr. in the Port Richmond neighborhood where ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -16
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    Once-Deported Illegal Alien Kills Female Deputy

    Once-Deported Illegal Alien Kills Female Deputy
    The fallen deputy has been identified as Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox of the Millard County Sheriff's Office. Update: Millard Country Sheriff Robert A. Dekker has informed the media that the shooter, Roberto Miramontes Roman, is a Mexican national, has been previously arrested for theft charges and has been previously deported from the United States as an illegal immigrant. A Millard ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -222
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    Police Investigate Report Of Officer Posting Photo Of Dead Body On Facebook

    NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford police officer is being investigated for allegedly posting a picture of what appears to be a dead body on her Facebook page, reports the Standard-Times. [widget:news__facebook] The photo depicts an apparent crime scene. The body is face-down on a couch, next to a coffee table. The floor is cluttered with trash. New Bedford police spokesman ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -43
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    Authorities Make Arrest In Deadly Mass. Arson

    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a fire in Northampton that claimed the life of an elderly man and his son. [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget:366] District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel (SHY'-buhl) said in a statement that 25-year-old Anthony P. Baye was arrested at about 8 p.m. on Monday. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Northampton District Court ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -1
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    Texas Cop Killer Set to be Executed Thursday

    GARLAND, TX - Kenneth Mosley, a 51-year-old Mesquite man who killed a Garland police officer in 1997, is scheduled to be the first person executed in Texas this year. Also Online [widget:news__become_a_cop] [widget366] The state Department of Criminal Justice said Monday that Mosley will be executed Thursday for the capital murder of Officer Michael "David" Moore. Mosley shot the 32-year-old officer ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +24
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    Dallas Police Aim To Help, Not Jail, Prostitutes

    Dallas Police Aim To Help, Not Jail, Prostitutes
    It was nearly midnight in a cramped mobile courtroom in the back of an 18-wheeler, and a prostitute in a Tweety Bird shirt was apologizing to a judge for falling asleep during her hearing. She hadn't slept for three days and was coming down from a crack high, she explained. The combination left her too impaired to make a choice that ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +12
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    Eyewitnesses Describe Vegas Shooting, 'At Least 40 Shots'

    LAS VEGAS - A man dressed in black opened fire with a shotgun at a federal building yesterday in downtown Las Vegas, killing a court security guard and wounding a U.S. marshal before he was shot to death in a running gunbattle across the street. The gunfire erupted moments after 8 a.m. at the start of the work week and lasted ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Video: Neighbors Call Courthouse Shooter a 'Quiet Man'

    Related Stories: Failed Lawsuit Possible Motive in Vegas Attack Eyewitnesses Describe Vegas Shooting, 'At Least 40 Shots' Court Officer Killed in Courthouse Shooting [Video]
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -4
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    Failed Lawsuit Possible Motive in Vegas Attack

    Failed Lawsuit Possible Motive in Vegas Attack
    LAS VEGAS - A gunman who opened fire at a federal building Monday, killing a court security guard and wounding a U.S. marshal before being shot to death, was upset over losing a lawsuit over his Social Security benefits, law enforcement officials said. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, said ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -1
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    Secret Services: Third Crasher At White House State Dinner

    Secret Services: Third Crasher At White House State Dinner
    The Secret Service announced this afternoon that a third crasher made it into the White House state dinner made famous by the uninvited Tareq and Michaele Salahi. An agency spokesman wouldn't divulge the name or even the gender of the crasher, who appears to have made his or way in completely separately from the now-infamous horse-country reality-show hopefuls -- exposing a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -20
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