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Armed American Radio Live Thread

The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Feds Sending Additional Agents to Chicago to Help with Gun Crimes

The federal government is sending extra law enforcement agents to Chicago to help stop the flow of illegal guns into Illinois.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin

Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBS Local

UPS Driver Accused of Stealing, Trafficking Guns For Illegal Street Sales

A Southland United Parcel Service driver was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing dozens of guns going through an Ontario shipping hub and providing them to an associate who sold the weapons in underground transactions, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US News

Switched

DEA Leadership Blasted In Report On Student Left In Cell For Days

The leadership of the Drug Enforcement Administration comes under fire in a report issued by the Justice Department Office of the Inspector General on the near-death of a college student left in a holding cell for five days.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Prison, Drugs, US News, US Military Prisons

Daily Herald

ATF director to tour new Chicago gun center

The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is set to tour a new Chicago center that authorities hope will help stem gun-related violence in the nation's third latest city.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Drugs

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

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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.

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

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)

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Patch.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Click2Houston

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

POSTPONEMENT AS WELL. SYAN RHODES, KPRC LOCAL 2. WE WANT TO YOU MEET HUMPHREY A VERY TIRED DOG.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

ThinkProgress

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.

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

Switched

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.

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

UnionLeader.com

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.

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

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