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1 hr ago | Patch.com

Lawyer: Teen Charged in Mob Beating Reacted on 'Spur of the Moment,' Not Out of Hate

The lawyer for a teenager alleged to have been the instigator in the vicious beating of a 54-year-old Clinton Township tree trimmer two weeks ago said his client reacted on the "spur of the moment" and should not be charged with a hate crime.

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Related Topix: A-Cappella, Law, Clinton Township, MI

5 hrs ago | Canada.com

It's up to our politicians to explain how that secret $90,000 payment can be legal

When the RCMP announced on Tuesday that it was not going to charge Nigel Wright in connection with his secret $90,000 payment to Mike Duffy, I felt happy for him, because he seems in many ways an admirable man, whatever mistakes he may have made in this affair, and he appears to have suffered.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Olympian

Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference that 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker, of Grandview, has been charged with 18 felony counts and was being held on $1 million cash bail.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Law

Westland Observer

Oklahoma Court denies request to stop executions

This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Prison, Law, Violent Crime

Northern Michigan News

Prosecutor: Body fits description of missing boy

A child's body found off a highway in central Massachusetts on Friday matches the height and weight of a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for seven months, and whose disappearance led to calls for changes in the state's child welfare agency, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Law, Fitchburg, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors

WHDH

Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.

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Related Topix: Prison, Law, Charleston, MO, Southeast Correctional Center, State Prisons, Webster Groves, MO

Lincoln Daily News

Live Free Or Die: New Hampshire Moves To Decriminalize Adultery

New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday voted to scrap an ancient law that makes cheating on your spouse a criminal offense in the New England state whose motto is "Live Free or Die."

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Related Topix: Law, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

Patch.com

Grossman, GOAL's Wallace Debate Guns

The head of the state's largest gun ownership rights organization and a Democratic candidate for governor faced off outside the Statehouse in Boston on April 17, to debate gun policy.

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Related Topix: Guns, Deval Patrick, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts, Law

Windsor Beacon

Students, parents challenge zero-tolerance policies

Michael Reynolds is willing to go to extremes to shed light on what he says is a big problem: zero-tolerance policies that are driving kids like him out of school for often-minor offenses.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Youth, Alternative, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

ABC News

Hawaii Lawmakers Agree to End Police Sex Loophole

House and Senate members are still negotiating on the version of House Bill 1926 they will send to the governor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat, Law

Dallas Morning News

Texas DPS seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

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Related Topix: FLDS, Religion, West, TX, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Law

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

Former Catholic priest James Schook, right, leaves a Louisville, Ky., courtroom with his brother on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Law

The Salinas Californian

In which states is cheating on your spouse illegal?

Adultery isn't just a crime in the eyes of your spouse. In 21 states, cheating in a marriage is against the law, punishable by a fine or even jail time.

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Related Topix: Law, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Witney Gazette

Woman jailed over blackmail plot

Debbie Vincent, 52, an animal rights activist, was found guilty of being involved in a conspiracy to blackmail a major animal testing company A former soldier who underwent a sex change has been jailed for six years for her part in a conspiracy to blackmail an animal testing company through a campaign of terror which involved the use of improvised ... (more)

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Law

Reuters

California city ex-manager gets 12 years in prison for corruption

The former city administrator of Bell, California, who became a symbol of local government corruption when news surfaced of his annual salary of about $800,000, was sentenced on Wednesday to 12 years in prison, officials said.

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Related Topix: Bell, CA, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

National Public Radio

Robber Who Was Homesick For Prison To Be Sentenced

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year.

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Related Topix: Prison, Law

Detroit News

Preliminary exam postponed for Detroit cop accused of sexual assault

A Detroit police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman while responding to a domestic violence call had his preliminary exam postponed after he retained a new lawyer, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

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KLTV Tyler

Parent 'stunned' after teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to students

A Cleveland County middle school teacher's attorney appeared in court on Wednesday morning after she was arrested for allegedly sending videos of a sexual nature to a student.

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Greenwich Citizen

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

A portrait of murder victim Martha Anaya, left, is displayed on a table as her mother Herlinda Salcedo cries Sunday April 13, 2014, while looking at a computer that she used to try and find her in Santa Ana.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Santa Ana, CA, Anaheim, CA, Law

KHOU-TV Houston

Condemned killer of 3 in Corpus Christi set to die

Attorneys for a convicted killer of three members of a Corpus Christi family say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution in Huntsville.

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Related Topix: Law, US Supreme Court, US News

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