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31 min ago | Sunherald.com

Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street

One of the teens charged with beating the men beyond recognition with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal pole told police the trio had attacked more than 50 other homeless people in recent months.

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Related Topix: Bernalillo County, NM, Law

1 hr ago | NOLA.com

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away juvenile arrests

Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city , Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea -- fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.

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Related Topix: Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

2 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

Ray J Norwood charged with sexual battery

Ray J Norwood has been charged with four misdemeanors in a case in which he's accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks, smashing a police car window and spitting on a cop.

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Related Topix: Ray J, Black Entertainment, R-N-B, Los Angeles County, CA, Law, Entertainment

5 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Montana judge to be censured over rape comments

The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime.

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Related Topix: Law, Billings, MT, Suicide

14 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Law, San Joaquin County, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Police union: Video shows woman attacked officer

More pictures and video have surfaced showing what happened before a city officer punched a woman at the city's gay pride parade and festival last month, which the city's police union contends show the officer was justified.

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Related Topix: Law, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

WQXI-AM Atlanta

Judge likely to release CT results in Kolstad case

A judge likely will allow the attorney for former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson to have access to brain scans of the former football player Nelson is accused of assaulting, after the prosecutor and a lawyer for the victim indicated no opposition to the request Monday.

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Related Topix: Law, Mankato, MN, Blue Earth County, MN

Yahoo!

$5M bond set for teens in homeless beating deaths

Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Law

Cybercast News Service

Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.

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Related Topix: Law

Click2Houston

Group accuses US of abuses in terror cases

The Justice Department targeted American Muslims in "abusive counterterrorism sting operations" as part of aggressive terror investigations, an international human rights group alleges.

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Related Topix: Prison, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch, Law, Terrorism

CBS Local

Md. Gun Law Helping Reduce Fatal Shootings, Supporter Says

With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland's 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it's helping to reduce fatal shootings.

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Related Topix: Law, Maryland, Maryland Government

Manchester Journal

Burke fashions epic story in 'Wayfaring Stranger'

Author James Lee Burke is a descendant of tough Texas lawmen. In fact, his maternal great-grandfather once tangled with some of the West's most notorious gunslingers.

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Related Topix: Law, Texas

ClickOnDetroit

Drug, sex deals still happening in front of kids

THEY'RE BACK. A LOT OF CRAZY STUFF GOING ON OUT HERE. A PROSTITUTION PROBLEM RAGES ON IN ONE DETROIT NEIGHBORHOOD, AND PARENTS WANT TO KNOW WHY POLICE WON'T CLEAN IT UP.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Detroit, MI, Law

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Daily Star

Criminal' killed in - gunfight' with Bagerhat cops

An alleged criminal was killed in a 'gunfight' with police in the east Sundarbans under Sharankhola range of Bagerhat early today.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Career criminal jailed for armed robbery dies in sleep

Career criminal jailed for armed robbery dies in sleep 54-year-old, Lakeland resident, Greg Mitchell Hughes, who was arrested on July 17, 2014 died in his sleep.

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Related Topix: Law, Lakeland, FL, Polk County, FL

The Town Talk

Investigation: ATF drug stings targeted minorities

The nation's top gun-enforcement agency overwhelmingly targeted racial and ethnic minorities as it expanded its use of controversial drug sting operations, a USA TODAY investigation shows.

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Related Topix: US News, ATF, Law, Prison, University of Chicago

Sedalia Democrat

Prosecutors seek to have man deemed...

Madison County prosecutors are seeking to have a man who allegedly had sex with a puppy declared a sexually dangerous person, but one psychologist has found that he is not.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Law, Illinois

Sunherald.com

Woman argues pardon by Gov. Barbour wiped out criminal record

The Mississippi Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether a pardon by the governor should be grounds to wipe clean a criminal record.

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Related Topix: Haley Barbour, US Governors, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Prison, Law, Tallahatchie County, MS

Congleton Guardian

Nurse Jane Clough was murdered by her ex-boyfriend

A campaigner whose daughter was murdered by an abusive ex-boyfriend has called for a stalkers register where potential victims can check their partner's history.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Law

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