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    Police Bust Nine in Philly Prostitution Sting

    Police Bust Nine in Philly Prostitution Sting
    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police on Wednesday busted a prostitution ring that operated in airport hotels. Police arrested nine people Wednesday by using Craigslist and City Paper ads to lure prostitutes who conduct their business in airport hotels, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer report. Police didn't identify the hotel used for the sting when they announced the arrests on Thursday. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +2
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    Terrorist Tries to Blow Up Plane During Final Approach

    Terrorist Tries to Blow Up Plane During Final Approach
    WASHINGTON — - In what was described as an act of terrorism, a Nigerian passenger attempted to ignite an incendiary device Friday aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit as the plane began its approach for landing, federal officials said. The plane landed safely shortly before noon. The suspected would-be bomber suffered burns as the result of his attempt, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -32
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    Police: Man Takes Down Robber with Arrow

    KELSO, Wash. -Kelso, Wash., police said a man used his compound bow to interrupt an apparent break-in at a nearby vacant home, wounding a fleeing man in the buttocks. [widget:news__washington] Police said the man grabbed his hunting bow late Sunday night and chased a suspected prowler for more than three blocks. When the fleeing man refused to stop, the bowhunter shot ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +28
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    Police Impersonator Turns Out to Be Sheriff's Fire Investigator

    Police Impersonator Turns Out to Be Sheriff's Fire Investigator
    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- The Washington State Patrol says a man reported by a woman driver as a police impersonator in Kitsap County was really a King County sheriff's fire investigator. Trooper Krista Hedstrom says the man told troopers on Tuesday that he was driving home Monday in his work vehicle when he saw a woman driver talking on her cell ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -25
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    Seattle Teen Suing Police Over Jaywalking Arrest

    SEATTLE - A Seattle teen who says three Seattle police officers beat him after he jaywalked last summer near his home in the Queen Anne neighborhood has filed a lawsuit against the Police Department and the city of Seattle. Joseph Wilson was talking on his cellphone while walking in the 600 block of West Smith Street the evening of July 21, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -19
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    IL Police Officer Charged With Murder

    IL Police Officer Charged With Murder
    CHICAGO - Hours after a construction worker in Will County was fatally shot and an Indiana farmer was randomly gunned down in his bean fields Tuesday, then robbed as he played dead, a Schererville police officer pulled over a light-blue 1992 Chevrolet pickup and questioned the driver, sources said Friday. Although the truck matched witness descriptions, police let him go without ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -36
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    FBI Arrests 20 During Prostitution Sting

    FBI Arrests 20 During Prostitution Sting
    NAPERVILLE, IL - Escorts were ordered up and asked to meet their clients in hotel rooms. In Downers Grove, a 17-year-old girl showed up. In South Holland, it was a 16-year-old girl. The Chicago area prostitution stings this month were part of Operation Cross Country, a nationwide undercover operation that hit 40 cities across the country and led to the arrests ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +11
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    Chicago Cop, Drug Dealer Were Partners

    Chicago Cop, Drug Dealer Were Partners
    CHICAGO - A Chicago Police officer was a partner in crime with his informant -- a drug dealer who has allegedly killed at least two people and was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the city for information that led to arrests of his rivals, according to law-enforcement sources and an indictment unsealed Monday. Glenn Lewellen, who retired in 2002 ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -14
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    Sword Attacker Dies Soon After TASER Hit

    Sword Attacker Dies Soon After TASER Hit
    HAMPTON, Va. — A sword-wielding man died early Friday, hours after Hampton police twice used a TASER on him. It was the first such reported death since officers there began carrying the devices in 2003, said Paula Scheck, a Hampton Police Department spokeswoman. No deaths have been reported in the three South Hampton Roads cities that widely outfit officers with TASERs. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -3
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    Gamer Stabs Man Who Killed His Online Character

    Gamer Stabs Man Who Killed His Online Character
    PARIS, France - Watch out who you kill in the virtual world, it may inspire someone to attack you in the real one. That's what happened to one Frenchman, who was stabbed and nearly killed by a fellow "Counter-Strike" player, according to London's Telegraph. Julien Barreaux reportedly spent six months looking for the person who killed his online character in a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -47
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    Neo Nazi Leader Shot Dead By 10-Year-Old Son

    Neo Nazi Leader Shot Dead By 10-Year-Old Son
    RIVERSIDE, CA - Authorities in Southern California are investigating the slaying of a well-known white supremacist leader who was shot and killed yesterday morning -- possibly by his own son. Jeff Hall, 32, was found dead inside his Riverside home in the 5400 block of Lauder Court at about 4 a.m. Sunday. Hall died of a single gunshot wound from a ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated +22
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    Drunk Texas Officer Fires Gun into Squad Car Floor

    Drunk Texas Officer Fires Gun into Squad Car Floor
    DALLAS — A Dallas police officer is on leave after firing her gun into a squad car floor when colleagues tried to drive her home from a bar where she'd drank too much while off duty. Officer Kelly Beemer also faces a misdemeanor charge of discharging a weapon. Video from a squad car camera shows two officers escorting Beemer to the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -42
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated -43
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    100 Officers Circle, Capture Virginia Killer

    100 Officers Circle, Capture Virginia Killer
    APPOMATTOX, Va. - Virginia State Police said Wednesday morning that a suspect in the shooting deaths of eight people at a rural home had surrendered without incident. Sgt. Thomas Molnar said 39-year-old Christopher Speight approached officers at the crime scene and turned himself in. Molnar said Speight was being taken to an undisclosed location to be interviewed. Charges are pending.Related: Photo ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +45
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    Two Men Charged In Shooting Of Detective

    Two Men Charged In Shooting Of Detective
    MIAMI - When two gunmen tried to rob a New York City detective vacationing in Miami Beach last weekend, he fought back hard. The veteran of 27 years on the force opened fire, wounding both attackers who accosted him and also shot him in the courtyard of a hotel on Collins Avenue. Those details of the events during Saturday’s attempted hold-up ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated +56
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    Undercover Feds Penetrate Pagans, Stop War

    Undercover Feds Penetrate Pagans, Stop War
    NEW YORK - Two undercover federal agents infiltrated the violent Pagans biker gang and smashed a plot to kill rival Hells Angels members with homemade grenades, authorities said Wednesday. Nineteen Pagan members — including a 70-year-old man — and associates were rounded up in coordinated, early-morning raids in Long Island, New Jersey and Delaware. An explosive device packed with nails and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +32
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    NYPD Tracks Gun in Times Square Shootout

    NYPD Tracks Gun in Times Square Shootout
    NEW YORK, NY - A machine pistol used by a street hustler and aspiring rapper shot dead in a Times Square gunfight was purchased from a Virginia gun shop by a woman who reported it stolen 10 days after she bought it, authorities said. Raymond Martinez, who wrote songs about staring down cops in Times Square and hawked CDs to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -7
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    Fart Jokes Lead to Murder Charges, First-Degree Assault

    Fart Jokes Lead to Murder Charges, First-Degree Assault
    BRISTOL, CT- A Connecticut man is facing murder charges after he knifed four people at a party for making fun of his flatulence. Marc Higgins, a 21-year-old Bristol native, stabbed a group of his fellow partygoers on Saturday, killing one, after becoming angry and belligerent when they mocked him for being gassy. According to court documents obtained by the Hartford Courant, ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -28
  • -47

    Supreme Court Orders Release of 33K Inmates

    Supreme Court Orders Release of 33K Inmates
    LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Supreme Court effectively ordered California on Monday to release 33,000 inmates over two years from an in-state prison population that numbers about 143,000. Kent Scheidegger of the tough-on-crime Criminal Justice Legal Foundation blogged that Californians shouldn't "bother investing much in a car. It will be open season on cars, given that car thieves (nonviolent offenders) will ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -47
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    Police Arrest Five in Sexual Attack of Young Girl

    Police Arrest Five in Sexual Attack of Young Girl
    TRENTON, N.J. — Two men and three teenage boys were charged Saturday with gang-raping a 7-year-old girl who was sold by her 15-year-old stepsister during a party at a crime-ridden apartment building in the state's capital, police said. Details of the arrests were announced at a Saturday evening news conference outside police headquarters. Police Director Irving Bradley said detectives had been ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -76
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