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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.
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.
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.
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.
On June 24, 1981 a Western Springs police officer was working radar at the corner of Ogden and Grove avenues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Jul 27, 2014 06:23 pm
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