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Hillary Clinton talks about God
Hillary Clinton found religion Thursday night — offering a rare address on her faith, her duty to love and humility. “Humility is not something you hear much about in politics, is it? But we should. None of us is perfect,” the Democratic presidential candidate told the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City. “It isn’t easy,...
188 points by New York Post | Bill Clinton President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party George W. Bush Criminal justice Law Barack Obama
Former Charlotte mayor to be released from prison next week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to be released from prison next week.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Prison Criminal justice Organized crime Clarksburg West Virginia United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Political corruption Law enforcement agency
86-year-old Grand Forks man pleads guilty to child porn
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - An 86-year-old Grand Forks man has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of possessing child pornography. Roger Whaley was arrested last November after police received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He entered pleas Tuesday. Each of the counts against Whaley ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Prison Plea Pleas Penology Child pornography Criminal justice Punishment North Dakota
Migrant Children in Greece Detained Illegally, Report Says
Hundreds of migrant children and teenagers in Greece have been put in arbitrary and prolonged detention in breach of international and Greek law, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
197 points by The Wall Street Journal | Human rights Law European Union Roman Republic Criminal justice According to Jim Human Rights Watch Greece
Downstate traffic stop leads to arrest of three murder suspects
Three men suspected of murder and found to be in possession of drugs and weapons were arrested last month during a traffic stop downstate.
3 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Crime Police Sheriff Jeep Wrangler Criminal justice Constable Danville Illinois Heroin
Shooting investigating at northwest-side motel

2 points by The Houston Chronicle | Police Sheriffs in the United States Sheriff Constable Criminal justice Harris County Texas United States
Attica remembered? Florida quells major prison disturbance
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Department of Corrections says hundreds of inmates created a major disturbance at a Holmes County prison. The department said the prison remained on lockdown Thursday after the incident the night before, but the disturbance has been resolved. One prisoner injured another inmate during the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prison English-language films Prison escape Criminal justice
Inmate sentenced in brutal 2014 attack on his cellmate
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - An inmate who admitted to brutally beating his cellmate in Connecticut says he will try to kill the next person assigned to his cell. Jay Hotchkiss was sentenced Wednesday in New London to four more years in prison for the July 2014 assault. He is ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prison Connecticut Sentence Penology Crime Law New London Connecticut Criminal justice
Oahu jail switching to no-contact visit system
HONOLULU (AP) - People visiting inmates at Hawaii's most crowded jail will no longer be able to touch them. There will be no contact during visits at Oahu Community Correctional Center starting Oct. 10. A major reason for the security change is to prevent contraband items such as drugs being ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Prison Hawaii Oahu Penology Corrections Security Honolulu Criminal justice
Food worker caught kissing inmate in cooler
Investigation determined the Trinity food worker had sent photos to the inmate and sent him e-mails on prison system.        
1167 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Penology Human sexual behavior Criminal justice Corrections Human sexuality Marquette Michigan Michigan State University
Food worker caught kissing inmate in kitchen cooler
Investigation determined the Trinity food worker had sent photos to the inmate and sent him e-mails on prison system.        
1167 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Penology Criminal justice Corrections Marquette Michigan Michigan State University Corrections officer Michigan
Cuomo questions NYPD halt on releasing officers’ disciplinary records
Gov. Cuomo on Thursday questioned why NYPD brass suddenly changed their interpretation of state law and ended the release of officers’ disciplinary records. Cuomo stopped just short to demanding that 1 Police Plaza reverse course, but said it’s best to “err on the side of disclosure.” “I understand there are two sides. I tend to...
10 points by New York Post | New York City State Manhattan New York New Jersey United States Police Criminal justice
Alleged metro Detroit serial rapist arrested
The suspect is believed responsible for sexual assaults and home invasions dating to 2011.        
27 points by Detroit Free Press | Crime Police Constable Law enforcement agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal justice Collaboration Metro Detroit
Dearborn police arrest alleged metro Detroit serial rapist
The suspect is believed responsible for sexual assaults and home invasions dating to 2011.        
27 points by Detroit Free Press | Crime Police Constable Law enforcement agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal justice Collaboration Metro Detroit
Philly420: How Pennsylvania can decriminalize marijuana

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Crime Criminal law Criminal justice Misdemeanor Prison Cannabis Police August Vollmer
Inmate stabs officer at Marquette prison
The officer who was attacked was treated and released at a local hospital, as was a second officer who responded.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison The Prisoner Criminal justice Penology Corrections Michigan Michigan State University Marquette Michigan
Officer stabbed by inmate at Marquette Branch Prison
The officer who was attacked was treated and released at a local hospital, as was a second officer who responded.        
1167 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison The Prisoner Criminal justice Penology Corrections Michigan Michigan State University Marquette Michigan
Few public officials knew about Baltimore police surveillance program
It wasn't until media reports on aerial surveillance by the Baltimore Police Department appeared that key members of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration were briefed on the trial run — eight months after it had begun. Kaliope Parthemos, the mayor's chief of staff, and Neal M. Janey,...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | The Wire State Surveillance Crime Police Mayor Criminal justice United States
“Serial” creator/host will speak at opening of Point Park’s Center for Media Innovation
Here’s the mystery of “Serial,” season three: Sarah Koenig says they haven’t picked a subject yet.
58 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Newspaper Mass media Journalism National Public Radio News media Criminal justice Public Radio International Media
Man with 110 cocaine packets in stomach caught by Australian police
The cocaine added up to more than 2 pounds. A man was caught at Sydney Airport with 110 packets of cocaine in his stomach, law-enforcement officials say. Australian Federal Police  SYDNEY, Australia -- A man arrived in Australia from Thailand after a nine-hour flight with a full stomach, but not from airline food. Police say the man, 48, was caught at Sydney Airport on Sept. 1 after the flight and told officers he had more than 100 packets of cocaine in his stomach, according to a news release from the Australian Federal Police. The man passed 46 packets, then he was taken to a hospital, where 64 were removed. It added up to 2.4 pounds of cocaine. "Importing drugs internally is extremely dangerous as it can lead to serious health risks and even death," said ABF Acting Commander Organized Crime Branch Lesley Dalton in the news release.  The man was taken into custody and charged with importing a marketable quantity of border-controlled drug. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section.
43 points by The Plain Dealer | Australia Police Law enforcement agency Crime Federal Bureau of Investigation Sydney Drug addiction Criminal justice
Prison worker found with suspected drugs, fired
In another incident, two units at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility are locked down after suspected gang violence.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Criminal justice Corrections Crime Michigan Penology Upper Peninsula of Michigan Michigan State University
For the record
Adelanto facility: In the Sept. 6 Section A, an article about the Obama administration’s consideration of a plan to drop privately run immigrant detention centers was accompanied by a photo identified as the detention center in Adelanto, Calif. The photo showed the Desert View Modified Community...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Prison California Penology Youth detention center San Bernardino County California Corrections Criminal justice United States
Cops involved in Eric Garner's death shouldn’t hide behind law
It’s been two years and New Yorkers still don’t know whether the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death will be disciplined.
111 points by Daily News | Law Police Criminal justice Rights Human rights Indictment Crime Civil liberties
Authorities identify man shot, killed by Georgia officer
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Georgia state crime investigators have identified a man shot to death after they say he lunged at a police officer as 55-year-old Robert Lee Brown.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Federal Bureau of Investigation Police Law enforcement agency Criminal justice Thunderstorm Tornado Death Constable
Accused Kansas bank robber tells police he prefers jail to living with wife
Lawrence Ripple took money from a bank, then sat down and waited for police to arrive, reports say. Lawrence RippleWyandotte County Detention Center via AP  KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- A man arrested after a bank robbery last week told police that given the choice between going to prison and living with his wife, he'll take prison. Police say Lawrence John Ripple, 70, went to the Bank of Labor on Friday in Kansas City and gave the teller a note claiming he had a gun and demanding money, the Kansas City Star reports. After receiving the money, Ripple sat down in the bank's lobby and waited for authorities to arrive, telling a bank guard, "I'm the guy you're looking for." Ripple later told investigators he had been arguing with his wife and no longer wanted to live with her. "Ripple wrote out his demand note in front of his wife ... and told her he'd rather be in jail than at home," an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit, the Star reports. Ripple was charged in federal court on Tuesday. If you'd like to comment on this story, visit our crime and courts comments section.
280 points by The Plain Dealer | Federal Bureau of Investigation Bank robbery Criminal justice United Kingdom Kansas Kansas City Missouri Law enforcement agency Court
Avon police officer on leave after drunken-driving arrest
An Avon police officer is on administrative leave after he was arrested on a drunken-driving charge. AVON, Ohio -- An Avon police officer is on administrative leave after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, according to an Avon police news release. George A. Ruple was cited Monday with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving left of center, a sergeant with the Elyria post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. "Until there is a disposition in the case the officer's status with our department will be dependent upon the officer's ability to drive," Avon police said in a written statement. "While we expect more from the employees in our department we respect the criminal justice process; so until there is a decision by the court, no discipline will be considered or issued." A state trooper stopped Ruple's car about 2:17 a.m. on Kinzel Road near Stoney Ridge Road in North Olmsted. Ruple was taken to the Sheffield Police Department for testing and released to another adult, the state patrol sergeant said. If you wish to discuss or comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section. Like Chanda Neely on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter: Follow @ChandaNeely // !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); // ]]>
21 points by The Plain Dealer | Police Crime Criminal justice Ohio State Highway Patrol Ohio Criminal law State North Carolina State Highway Patrol
Missouri inmate charged with raping woman in her jail cell
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A male inmate at a Missouri jail was charged Wednesday with raping a female inmate after another inmate freed him from his cell using a key that a guard mistakenly left in a door.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Police Assault Rape Sexual assault Criminal justice Criminal Investigation Department Missouri Detective
Lawsuit filed in death of inmate killed in 2015 prison fight
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) - The estate of a state inmate who was killed during a prison melee has filed a lawsuit against the privately-run prison's management company and an unidentified inmate. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2cp7gSS ) reports that Kyle Tiffee's estate filed the lawsuit Tuesday. Four inmates were fatally stabbed ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Oklahoma Prison Corrections Criminal justice Tulsa Oklahoma Crime Tulsa World Penology
Police chopper downed in drug hotspot
Three police officers and a helicopter pilot were killed Tuesday when criminals downed the aircraft in the state of Michoacan in southwestern Mexico, the state governor said in a tweet.
2625 points by CNN | Police Mexican Drug War Michoacán Mexico Crime Minister-President Positions of authority Criminal justice
FBI searching for armed men who robbed Richmond Heights bank (photos)
No one was harmed during the robbery at Cardinal Community Credit Union on Richmond Road, the Cleveland Division of the FBI said. RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Investigators are searching for three men who were armed with semiautomatic handguns as they forced bank employees to their knees during a Thursday robbery in Richmond Heights. No one was hurt during the robbery at Cardinal Community Credit Union on Richmond Road, the Cleveland Division of the FBI said in a news release. The men entered the bank just before noon and pointed semiautomatic handguns at tellers. One of the men corralled bank employees in the lobby and ordered them to their knees, the FBI said. The other two men went to the counter and ordered an employee to give them money. One of the men just over the counter to stop another employee from exiting through a back door, the FBI said. The three men put the cash in a drawstring bag before they ran out of the bank. The men entered two separate getaway cars, which witnesses described as a silver Dodge and a red Hyundai, the FBI said. The FBI on Friday released surveillance photos that show the three men and the getaway cars. The men wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts that they used to cover their faces, the photos show. Reward money is available to anyone who can provide information that leads to the identification and prosecution of the three men. Tipsters can remain anonymous when they call the FBI or the Richmond heights Police Department. Tips can remain anonymous and can be provided to the Cleveland Division of the FBI or the Richmond Heights Police Department.  Reward money is available for information leading to the successful identification and prosecution of the individuals responsible. If you'd like to comment on this story, visit Friday's crime and courts comments section.
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | Law enforcement agency Bank robbery Organized crime Crime Police Criminal justice London Federal Bureau of Investigation
Teen lifeguard accused of secretly recording woman in gym locker room
An 18 year old is facing felony charges after police say he took video of a woman inside a Fremont Community Recreation Center locker room.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Crime Newaygo County Michigan Grand Rapids – Wyoming metropolitan area Employment Police Criminal justice Woman Criminal law
Inmate death points to longstanding racial injustices: Column
As protections for officers increase, incidents that point to police brutality fall through cracks         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Police Prison Crime Criminal justice Murder Police brutality Prosecutor Police officer
NYPD filmed Occupy and BLM protests over 400 times without authorization – report
A Freedom of Information Act request has uncovered evidence that the New York City Police Department not only surveilled protests with recording devices, but was unable to prove they followed standard procedure in doing so. Read Full Article at RT.com
56 points by Russia Today | Activism New York City Protest Officer Film Law Criminal justice Demonstration
84-year-old inmate dies in Carson City prison
Homer Burton who was serving time in the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, died Tuesday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. No possible cause of death was given.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Prison Penology Life imprisonment Carson City Nevada Nevada Corrections Crime Criminal justice
Hogan: Limiting cooperation with immigration enforcement is 'absurd'
Gov. Larry Hogan said last week that local law enforcement should be doing more, not less, to help enforce federal immigration law.The Republican governor criticized Maryland jurisdictions that have rebuffed requests to aid immigration officials. Hogan vowed to do "everything we can" to kill what...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | United States Congress United States U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Law Police Criminal justice Federal Bureau of Investigation Immigration
Family of Hampden man charged in N.Y. fatal stabbing express shock, extend condolences
The family of a Hampden man charged with fatally stabbing a black man in Manhattan, in what police called a racially motivated attack, condemned the killing in a statement Thursday. "Our family is shocked, horrified, and heartbroken by this tragedy. We extend our prayers and condolences to the...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Police Constable Black people New York City Southern Poverty Law Center Crime Criminal justice New York City Police Department
Mosby will seek to overturn convictions in cases reliant on indicted Baltimore police officers
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Thursday that her office will work to overturn any criminal convictions since 2015 that relied solely on the word of seven city police officers recently indicted on federal racketeering charges."Understanding and recognizing that the credibility...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Police Crime Criminal justice Criminal law Federal Bureau of Investigation Complaint Public defender Constable
Federal judge weighs temporary halt to Houston's controversial money bail system
The call by two civil rights groups for an immediate fix to Harris County's bail system is now in the hands of a federal judge who will decide whether it violates the U.S. Constitution. 
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Bail Prison Law Legal terms Criminal justice Civil and political rights Poverty Magistrate
Shaker Heights Middle School student assaulted, employee suspended, officials say
A Shaker Heights Middle School student was assaulted. An officer responded to University Hospitals Main Campus where the victim's mother said her son was assaulted. SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A Shaker Heights Middle School employee was suspended amid an investigation into an assault involving a student, officials said. The student's mother reported the assault Monday while her son was receiving treatment at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, police said. Investigators have not released details of the incident, but the Shaker Heights City School District said an employee was suspended. "A Shaker Heights Middle School employee has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation by law enforcement," the district said in the statement. "We are committed to ensuring our students' safety and we will continue to cooperate with law enforcement." The school district did not say why the employee was suspended, and the police department did not say whether the employee is facing criminal charges. If you'd like to comment on this story, visit Thursday's crime and courts comments section.
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | Police Crime High school Law enforcement agency Criminal justice Criminal law College Shaker Heights City School District
State assemblywoman’s niece busted for embezzlement
The niece of a state assemblywoman has been busted for embezzling at least $25,000 from the Brooklyn pharmacy where she worked, police said Saturday. Jesenia Peralta’s aunt, Democrat Maritza Davila, represents the Bushwick neighborhood where the alleged crime took place. Peralta, 27, stole the money last summer from the Kraupner Pharmacy, police said. She was...
9 points by New York Post | Police New York City Brooklyn Criminal justice Week-day names
Inmate dies at Valdosta State Prison
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - State and local authorities are investigating the death of a Valdosta State Prison inmate. The Georgia Department of Corrections says 41-year-old Thomas Willis was found unresponsive in his cell at 2:57 p.m. Thursday. Authorities tried to revive him before he was taken to the prison's medical ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Death Valdosta Georgia Autopsy Federal Bureau of Investigation Lowndes County Georgia Prison Criminal justice Crime
Suspect in Tonja Chadwick's killing attacked at Central Booking
Marco Holmes, who is charged in the death of his girlfriend Tonja Chadwick, was assaulted in his cell at Central Booking on Thursday morning, state prison officials confirmed. Chadwick, 20, went missing late last month, and her body was later found in a park in Southwest Baltimore. City police...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Police Murder Crime Assault Criminal justice Public safety Crimes
Notorious Nashville criminal sues over kosher prison food
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A notorious Nashville criminal has filed a lawsuit arguing that the food he has to eat in prison doesn't meet kosher standards. The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2kvluId ) that Perry A. March sued the Tennessee Department of Correction and food vendor Aramark earlier this month in Nashville ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Prison Nashville Tennessee Tennessee Food Corrections Criminal justice Penology Al Gore
After drug war contracting boom, Mexican prisons stand idle
PAPANTLA, Mexico (Reuters) - Guards at one of Mexico's high security prisons have to worry much more about criminals breaking in than busting out.
-2 points by Reuters | Mexico City Mexico Mexican Drug War Prison Criminal justice Tax Felipe Calderón Federal government of the United States
Uber driver accused of robbing passengers’ homes after drop-off
FRANKFORD, Del. — Police say an Uber driver in Delaware would drop off passengers at their destination and return to their homes to burglarize them. Delaware State Police say 26-year-old Saddam A. Awadallah has been arrested after he drove passengers from their homes to businesses and restaurants in the Ocean City and Dewey Beach areas....
-2 points by New York Post | Delaware United States New Jersey Criminal justice Fenwick Island Delaware Prison Sussex County Delaware 2003 invasion of Iraq
Ohio inmate accused of threatening Donald Trump, other officials
Also, Some of the letters mailed by Rodney Cydrus, 47, of Chillicothe, Ohio, contained white powder, which turned to be harmless. Rodney CydrusOhio Department of Corrections  CINCINNATI, Ohio -- An inmate in a prison in southwest Ohio is accused of mailing threatening letters about Donald Trump and other lawmakers, reports say. Some of the letters mailed by Rodney Cydrus, 47, of Chillicothe, Ohio, contained white powder, which turned to be harmless, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He mailed letters five separate times between Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, threatening Trump, federal judges, the FBI and the Federal Public Defender's Office, according to wcpo.com. Four of the letters were sent to the FBI and the fifth to the public defender's office. He was indicted in federal court on Wednesday. Cydrus already is imprisoned at the Lebanon Correctional Institution in Lebanon, Ohio, on charges that include arson, theft, breaking and entering, burglary and aggravated robbery, records show. Another 10 years could be added to his prison term if he's found guilty of mailing threatening communications. His current sentence is scheduled to end in April 2024, records show. To comment on this story, please visit Thursday's crime and courts comments page.
-2 points by The Plain Dealer | Theft Robbery Burglary Criminal justice Crime Cincinnati Criminal law The Cincinnati Enquirer
Officials: Ohio inmate threatened Trump, sent white powder
Ohio prison inmate has been charged with threatening president, federal judges and others.       
5 points by USA Today | Criminal justice Federal government of the United States United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Lawyer Prison Burglary United States Department of Justice
Ubiñas: Muncy state prison's lady lifers talk of redemption

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Criminal justice Prison Woman Punishment Life Mandatory sentencing 2014 Winter Olympics
Prison 'sex slave' case tossed by Jackson County judge
The inmate, who fathered a child with a prison counselor, didn't follow legal requirements prior to filing suit.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Penology Criminal law Criminal justice Corrections Human sexual behavior Sex offender Sexual intercourse
Patrick blasts Ogg's pot policy, but other lawmakers more supportive
Harris County officials' move to decriminalize low-level possession of marijuana to unclog jails and courts drew immediate blowback from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, while other lawmakers said they support it.
12 points by The Houston Chronicle | Police Crime Cannabis Criminal law Legality of cannabis by country Law Criminal justice Lieutenant