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10 hrs ago |

Bronx Trinitarios gang members busted and charged

Last night and early this morning, ATF agents and officers from various law enforcement agencies did a coordinated strike in the Fordham and Kingsbridge neighborhoods of the Bronx and arrested another 19 members of the Trinitarios street gang.


Related Topix: US News, Drugs

11 hrs ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids


As investigators in Michigan work hard to solve crimes across our area, they're teaming up with the people who prosecute the bad guys, taking them to the front lines.


Related Topix: US News, State Prisons, Ionia Maximum Correctional Facility, Prison

16 hrs ago | U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

(MANHATTAN, N.Y.) Members and Associates of the Trinitarios Street Gang Charged

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William J. Bratton, the Commissioner of the Police Department for the City of New York , James J. Hunt, the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration , Thomas Cannon, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, New York, Drug Enforcement Administration, US News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

A 26-Year-Old Murder Case is Solved

On June 24, 1981 a Western Springs police officer was working radar at the corner of Ogden and Grove avenues.


Related Topix: Western Springs, IL, Explosion, Hinsdale, IL, US News

Washington Times

ATF, U.S. Attorneys blame sequestration, staffing woes for drop in gun prosecutions

As fewer U.S. attorney's take on cases from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and ATF itself refers less cases to the district attorney's than in years past, official spokespeople blame sequestration and staffing woes for some of the drop-off.


Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, George Bush

Washington Times

Despite rhetoric, gun prosecutions plummet under Obama

While President Obama decries gun violence and presses for more laws to restrict ownership, his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases referred by the main law enforcement agency charged with reducing firearms violence across the country, a computer analysis of U.S. prosecution data shows.


Related Topix: George Bush, US News, Theater, Arts

Washington Times

ATF culture shift: Agents focused more on regulations, not violent crime

Cases recommended for prosecution by ATF have declined from a high of 17,877 in 2004 under Mr. Bush to about 12,066 last year, the data compiled by Syracuse University and reviewed by the Times shows.


Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Syracuse University


What does it take for a dog to make the arson squad?



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Tue Jul 22, 2014

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

I-Team: Legality of marijuana raises issues for gun owners

The right to bear arms and to also legally possess medical marijuana is the latest legal issue cropping up as states ease marijuana laws, even though the drug is still illegal on a federal level.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US News

Lumina News

Sheriff issues results of Ron Hewitt internal affairs investigation

Information was released today by New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon from the internal affairs investigation conducted by his department following the July 12 death of former Brunswick County Sherriff Ron Hewett in the county's detention facility.


Related Topix: New Hanover County, NC, Brunswick County, NC, 9, US News

The Raw Story

How America's 'wild west' gun policies are fueling Central America's refugee problem

It's been widely reported that loosely regulated gun sales in the US have fueled Mexico's drug wars.


Related Topix: US News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Summit on violence comes after another bloody weekend in Chicago

After yet another bloody summer weekend in which four people were killed and 39 people were wounded, Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a closed-door summit Monday with community leaders and law enforcement officials to discuss violence that continues to grip Chicago.


Related Topix: Summit, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Family, Kids


Almost All Of The Defendants In ATF's Fake Drug Stings Are Minorities

Since, 2003, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has been ratcheting up the use of so-called "stash house stings" - controversial operations in which undercover agents lure individuals to rob a fake stash house and then lob them with harsh prison charges to get them off the streets.


Related Topix: US News, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Liberal Political News


John Oliver Calls Out America's Racist, Broken Prison System: 'We Are Doing A Terrible Job'

On Sunday, John Oliver's main story was a look at the racism and corruption inherent in the American prison system, and our national apathy toward it.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Family, Kids, US News, US Military Prisons

Manchester chief turns to community to help fight gangs

Police Chief David Mara acknowledges police are dealing with at least two youth gangs in the city.


Related Topix: Manchester, NH, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Sun Jul 20, 2014

ATF: Stolen guns a serious threat in South Mississippi

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALDU.S. Attorney Gregory Davis stands beside a display of stolen and illegal firearms while announcing the indictment of 15 persons in a gun trafficking case following their arrests in May 2012.


Related Topix: Mississippi, US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Harrison County, MS, Jackson County, MS

Daily World

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.


Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, University of Chicago

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lebanon Democrat

Zoning board looks at gun sales from home

Wilson County's Board of Zoning Appeals heard several requests Friday. Many of these centered around rezoning for potential businesses.


Related Topix: US News

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Withheld Fast & Furious Papers to Be Indexed

After shielding records on Fast and Furious, the bungled operation that let smugglers walk guns into Mexico so that agents could try and track them to the cartels, the Justice Department must explain what it withheld, a federal judge ruled Friday.


Related Topix: US News

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

All GOP hopefuls in 6th District lean toward Obama impeachment

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.


Related Topix: Cedarburg, WI, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, James Sensenbrenner, Barack Obama