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Whether it's slashing sentences or reducing the population behind bars, criminal justice reform is now supported by a broad swath of political leaders -- left, center and right. But for the most part, the reformers and their rhetoric focus on people accused or convicted of non-violent offenses. It makes sense to ... Violent Criminals
Greitens is expected to ask a judge to move up his criminal trial to April 3, more than a month earlier than scheduled. Attorneys for the Republican governor at a hearing Monday, March, 19, 2018 also asked for a bench trial. The circuit attorney's office opposes both notions. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File).

"Clearly race, party and place of residence are driving forces in shaping the voters' views on bias in the criminal justice system," said John Jackson, a visiting professor at the institute and one of the directors of the poll. "It is obvious that many Illinois voters live in two different worlds when it comes to matters ... Illinois
The report's recommendations include coming up with ways to effectively track cases as they go through the criminal justice system and changing laws to rule out time in jail for certain crimes. This evaluation of the indigent defender system in Mississippi was conducted by the Sixth Amendment Center of ...
The leader of the Europol team tracking illicit cryptocurrency transactions said the agency has found more and more people are using alternatives to bitcoin on the dark web. "We have seen in 2017 and 2018 a move of some criminals and criminal groups over from bitcoin to currencies that guarantee higher ... investors
PARK CITY, Utah - Authorities from multiple states are seeking information on an "extremely intelligent" serial robbery suspect who has ties to Utah. According to the Tustin, California police department, Daniel David Courson, 45, robbed banks in California, befriended and robbed a sick wealthy individual, ...

During his encounter with young people, Pope Francis heard some of their stories and spoke very clearly with them. Like when this Nigerian girl told him she was a human trafficking victim and was later forced into prostitution. The pope said treating people that way is criminal and reveals a serious ... prostitutes torture
An expansive facial recognition network in the southwestern Chinese city of Guiyang have reportedly enabled police to detect and apprehend criminals in as little as two minutes. The surveillance cameras are set up in more than 10,000 public places across the city, which is larger than the state of Delaware ... police
"We are increasingly alarmed by the injustice in our criminal justice system," Jay-Z said in a statement. "Money, time and lives are wasted with the current policies. It's time for an innovative and progressive technology that offers sustainable solutions to tough problems. Promise's team, led by Phaedra, ...
John Kennedy and Attorney General Jeff Landry's recent column in The Advocate, I thought it was appropriate to correct the many inaccuracies regarding the historic and bipartisan criminal justice reform package that was passed during the 2017 legislative session. First, the senator and attorney general ...
It's hard to know what goes through children's minds when they make threats against their peers or a school. But regardless of whether the threat is real or a joke, the consequences can be serious. There have been dozens of threats, many of them online through social media, made against Western ...
Every well-conceived criminal activity needs a lookout or a mole, someone with inside information who can help the criminals know what the police are up to. People in the country illegally who live in and around Oakland, California have a highly-placed lookout in Libby Schaaf. She's in a good position to ...
Sure, the costs of procrastinating on criminal justice reform pales in comparison to the tens of billions of dollars the commonwealth needs to pay pension benefits over the next few decades, but addressing the problem before we reach another fiscal cliff should be a cause both sides of the political aisle can ...
After four hours of deliberations, a six-person jury on Wednesday acquitted Saifullah Khan, a former Yale student who stood trial for allegedly raping another undergraduate in her Trumbull College dorm room in 2015. But according to three law professors interviewed by the News, the state had strong ...
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed charges against the owner of Tacos Guaymas restaurants for allegedly using “sales suppression software” for cash transactions, pocketing more than $5.6 million in sales tax. This is the largest “sales suppression software” in Washington state history ...
Criminals who use commercial internet sites to facilitate sex trafficking should be arrested. And any website operator who knowingly participates in that sordid enterprise also should be prosecuted. But two bills in Congress, aimed primarily at an the internet site Backpage, which has been accused of ...
In fact, now the governor is throwing up his hands and accusing district attorneys and judges of forcing him to free criminals. That's a sharp turnaround from just a few months ago when he used words like “historic,” “data-driven” and “works better for everyone” to describe the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment ...

Even for those who have finished paying their debt to society, as criminal justice reform advocate and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker likes to say, there are more than 40,000 collateral consequences, including decreased access to social services (food stamps, public housing) and educational and job ...
Last month, senators in New York's Democratic Conference unveiled a series of proposed criminal justice reforms that included many of the issues touched on in the poll. It comes as there has been an increased focus on the fact people who cannot afford even low-level bail amounts often languish in jail for ...
With so much attention devoted to President Donald Trump's fumbling of the #MeToo movement, the Russia investigation and the ballooning deficit, it's easy to lose sight of the relentless effort by Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse so many of the Obama-era criminal justice reforms.
"The River City Rifle & Pistol Club denounces all criminal use of firearms and joins in mourning for the loss of life at the hands of murderers," the statement read. "The River City Rifle & Pistol Club has been a part of our community since 1968. We have always been and will continue to be good corporate ...
BATON ROUGE - With crime around the capital area on the rise, deputies at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are turning to social media for help. The office is posting stolen items and surveillance video of thieves on their Facebook page weekly. It's proving to be successful. In the past two months, the ...
ICE attacks Oakland mayor for warning residents about immigration sweeps, says 800 criminals eluded capture ... "The Oakland mayor's decision to publicize her suspicions about ICE operations further increased that risk for my officers and alerted criminal aliens — making clear that this reckless decision ...
The Criminal Justice Reform Committee of Conference is working at the State House to reconcile the Massachusetts House and Senate criminal justice reform bills. Legislators, as well as Gov. Charlie Baker, have said they hope work will be completed soon. A letter sent to the six committee members Feb.
A home caregiver in Anoka County has been charged with criminal neglect after an 83-year-old man under his care was found naked and moaning in pain, with badly infected bedsores that were allegedly left untreated for weeks. Mark L. Durocher, 56, of Coon Rapids, failed to provide basic care for the ...
Justin L. Mack, justin.mack@Indystar.com Published 12:25 p.m. ET Feb. 28, 2018 | Updated 3:17 p.m. ET Feb. 28, 2018. play. CLOSE. Hundreds of people walk outside the chain link fence of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. They came to pay their respects after the Feb. 14, 2018, school shooting.
Some are blaming the problem on criminal justice reform legislation that Idaho adopted in 2014, nationally known as the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. Its mission is to help curb the state's corrections costs, make sure the right people are in prison and re-invest saved money in improved public safety efforts ...
They say you cannot judge a book by its cover - but if you know a Daniel or a Sarah, chances are they might have had a brush with the law. Two of Wales' police forces have revealed the most common names for criminals from 2016, responding to a Freedom of Information request. John and Nicola were ...
He angrily, and passionately, counseled Graham and legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee precisely about the “criminal” dangers of publishing in the face of The Espionage Act. As the movie portrayed, he was also worried that they could, in effect, be in contempt of Judge Gurfein's restraining order even ...
As Congress debates immigration reform, it should seriously consider eliminating the U visa cap. It's the annual 10,000 limit on visas for immigrants who report crime and cooperate with law enforcement. Trump has said that he wants to deport immigrant criminals. What better way is there to catch immigrant ...
WATERTOWN — Thomas D. Homan, director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement, will visit Jefferson Community College Thursday. Mr. Homan, a Carthage native, will attend an Introduction to Criminal Justice class of 30 students and discuss his job as ...
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) arrested more than 140,000 people in 2017 following the Trump administration's new push to target immigrants with known criminal charges and convictions. But more than a quarter of the undocumented immigrants' previous charges were related ...
The prime minister has stressed the great importance of the legislation to British authorities investigating criminal and terrorist activity. One of us, Paddy McGuinness, has testified before both houses of Congress to make the case for this change. President Trump adopted this priority upon taking office, ...
That's the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups ...
Before you get too excited about using or trading this new form of money, be aware that cryptocurrencies are rife with criminal activity. Cryptocurrency, for instance, is the preferred form of payment when hackers lock up your computer for ransom, such as in last year's widespread WannaCry attack. Likewise ...
Three to four billion pounds of criminal money in Europe is being laundered through cryptocurrencies, according to Europol. The agency's director Rob Wainwright told the BBC's Panorama that regulators and industry leaders need to work together to tackle the problem. The warning comes after Bitcoin's ...
The umbrella of political organizations run by billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch is unveiling a new program to spur criminal justice reform in conjunction with its annual winter donor meeting. "Safe Streets, Second Chances" is to be unveiled this weekend in Palm Springs, Calif., when ...
Uh oh, trouble is brewing at the FBI and it looks like J.J. (A.J. Cook) is going to get the first taste of it on Criminal Minds. In our exclusive clip of this week's episode, J.J. is tapped for a meeting with Assistant Director Linda Barnes (Kim Rhodes) to discuss a covert operation J.J. was part of a few years ago.
In contrast, the Anti-Crime Unit specializes in covert operations in an attempt to avoid detection in an effort to apprehend criminals while committing criminal activity. Working in concert with the Department's Street Crimes Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Crime Analysis Unit, the ACU will focus ...
The bill refers to the 10 year period as "a potential loophole in Hawaii's criminal justice system." In 2016, Jaylin Kema pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 1997 death of her son Peter Boy. The measure explains that if the Kemas stood trial for the case, and the murder was deemed manslaughter, they ...
Fighting between criminal groups in Colombia displaced more than 1,000 people in just four days, signaling a new generation of conflict-related displacement following the demobilization of the country's largest guerrilla group. Between January 17 and January 20, nearly 300 families comprising over 1,000 ...
Nick Ephgrave, the chief constable of Surrey police, the force responsible for the Mears case, and the lead on criminal justice for the NPCC, said in a blogpost: “We have had a cultural problem with disclosure, where it is too often seen by police officers as a thing to be done at the end of an investigation, ...
Almost half of all bitcoin transactions are associated with illegal activity, a new study has concluded. Researchers have also linked a quarter of bitcoin users with crime, such as hacks, money laundering and the trading of drugs and illegal pornography. Worryingly for investors, they believe that the sheer ...
Gun ownership has been illegal for those convicted of felonies and misdemeanor domestic violence charges for decades, but until Jan. 1, when new rules took effect, the state relied on the good faith of criminals to relinquish their firearms. District attorneys, superior court judges and probation departments ...
In September, City Council members passed a resolution requiring mandatory criminal background checks and finger printing of all potential city employees after employees with past criminal problems were hired. Until then, only public safety employees were subject to the additional scrutiny. Back then ...
A car is seen plowing into a motorcycle in security footage of the incident that claimed an Israeli criminal's life in Thailand. Screenshot/ Matichon Online. Israeli crime boss among 33 people in major guns-and-drugs bust · Israeli man's body found buried in concrete in Thailand · Two Israeli crime bosses to ...
This is a part of “Protecting The Shield” – a two-year Asbury Park Press investigation that probes gaps in police accountability, which can harm citizens and cost New Jersey taxpayers millions of dollars. EDISON — One robbed a bank. Another raped an intoxicated woman. A third firebombed a police ...
Criminals from Liverpool have shown good taste – according to police, they have stolen a host of high-end valuables, including a Cartier “love” bracelet, worth 10,000 pounds, designer bags and bottles of extremely expensive Dom Perignon champagne. Wilsons Auctions will be hosting the sale of the ...
In the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, it became clear to intelligence agencies that tracking the funds of terrorist groups and individuals was one of the most powerful tools at their disposal. Thus, "follow the money," a Watergate-era dictum, acquired renewed relevance in the 21st century. Monitoring ...
Shaw neighborhood business owners are rallying together after one of their own was hit twice by criminals in just a month. Both times, it was caught on camera. With coffee brewing and business booming, everything seemed normal inside Fiddlehead Fern Cafe Sunday morning. That is, if you didn't notice ...


 

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