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  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors. Justice Department officials are seeking a...

  • Poll: Floridians support police body cameras

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than two-thirds of Florida voters support the idea of placing body cameras on police officers to record their interaction with the public, according to a poll released Wednesday. Minorities favor the idea by a much greater percentage than white respondents,...

  • Man dies in Austin-area shootout with police, FBI

    WELLS BRANCH, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say police fatally shot a bank robbery suspect who opened fire on officers and FBI agents. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says FBI agents and officers with the Central Texas Violent Crimes Task Force attempted to serve an arrest warrant Monday...

  • IG says Justice Department caused 'significant delays' in investigations

    Department of Justice senior officials have barred or delayed the inspector general there from gaining access to documents crucial to high-visibility investigations.

  • Police short on Hispanic officers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect. But an analysis by The Associated Press found that the...

  • California police use social media to out 'johns'

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Northern California law enforcement officials are turning to social media to combat prostitution by posting names of men arrested on solicitation charges. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/ndwn9hl ) that police departments in Oakland,...

  • Police detain US founder of Haiti orphanage

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. man who founded a boys' orphanage in Haiti nearly two decades ago was arrested Friday following abuse allegations, authorities said. Michael Karl Geilenfeld, 62, was detained at the orphanage on suspicion of charges of indecent assault and criminal...

  • Low percentages of 'nonwhite' police officers is not a major national problem as New York Times suggests

    The New York Times has an interesting story on the divergence between the percentage of white residents and the percentage of whites in a municipality's police force.

  • Remaining charges against accused deputy tossed

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A judge has dismissed two remaining charges against a former Orange County sheriff's deputy who was accused of allowing a convicted murderer to have his wife join him in jail for sex in exchange for bribes. City News Service reports the judge on Friday cited...

  • New York City police to test body cameras

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are launching a pilot program to test officer-worn cameras. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday that the New York Police Department will distribute 60 of the devices to patrol officers in the coming weeks. Bratton called the cameras "the next...

  • Man pleads guilty to murdering Texas deputy

    NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — An inmate charged in the 2011 fatal shooting of a Northeast Texas sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to murder and avoided a capital murder trial. A capital murder trial of Tucker Strickland was to begin Friday in New Boston. Instead, he accepted in a plea deal...

  • Eric Holder: A more dangerous race-card hustler than Al Sharpton

    The U.S. attorney general seems to equate "equal rights" with "equal results" when it has to do with racism.

  • Justice Dept. to investigate racial profiling, excessive force in Ferguson

    The Justice Department's civil rights division will explore accusations of racial profiling and excessive force against the police department in the St. Louis suburb. Ferguson protesters claim the shooting of Brown was just the latest example of hostility towards minorities by an overwhelmingly...

  • Activist groups hail expected DOJ probe into Ferguson police

    Civil rights groups are hailing the federal investigation as a major victory for those sharply questioning the circumstances surrounding the killing of teenager Michael Brown.

  • Lawmakers cross aisles on demilitarizing police

    A Tea Party Republican has teamed up with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus on a bill to place limits on a Pentagon program providing surplus military equipment to local police around the country.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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  • A War President—Sort of

    On September 10, President Barack Obama announced in a prime-time television address that the United States would be going to war—sort of. He explained that terrorists in Iraq and Syria threatened...

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