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Jose Sanchez Villalobos Charged With Building Two Drug Tunnels

Anna Almendrala | October 3, 2012 | Los Angeles
SAN DIEGO -- A man identified by prosecutors as an operative for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel was charged with building two major cross-border drug tunnels, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. Jose Sanchez Villalobos is accused of building, financing and overseeing the secret passages, which have proliferated along the...

Taser Inquiry Recommendations To Face BC Government Review

CP | December 3, 2012 | Canada British Columbia
VICTORIA - British Columbia politicians overseeing Taser-use policy in the province start hearings next week to assess the status of recommendations stemming from the Braidwood inquiry into the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski.Murray Coell, the chair of an all-party committee on Taser use, said Wednesday Justice Ministry officials are...

Monica McCarrick, Mother Who Murdered Twin Daughters With Samurai Sword, Gets Life In Prison

Carly Schwartz | December 3, 2012 | San Francisco
A 29-year-old mother convicted of murdering her young twin daughters with a samurai sword was sentenced to two life terms in prison on Wednesday. According to The Reporter, a tearful Monica McCarrick apologized on the stand expressing her "deepest sorrow" for the 2010 incident....

'Boxed In': NYCLU Releases Report On Extreme Isolation In New York Prisons

Katherine Bindley | October 4, 2012 | New York
For 23 hours a day over the course of four months, a 21-year-old inmate at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, N.Y., shared an isolation cell the size of a parking space with another inmate. The infractions that landed him there? Smoking in the bathroom, visiting another prisoner's cell, drawing...

Aibuidefe Oghogho, College Student, Sues LAPD For Beating Him Outside Hollywood Club (VIDEO)

Anna Almendrala | October 25, 2012 | Los Angeles
A Santa Monica college student is suing the Los Angeles Police Department for use of excessive force, alleging that officers beat and tased him despite the fact that he was unarmed and not resisting arrest. Aibuidefe Oghogho, who was 23 years old at the time, claims that a 2010...

Terry Williams Execution Halted By Pennsylvania Supreme Court

John Rudolf | October 3, 2012 | Crime
PHILADELPHIA -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a stay of execution for Terry Williams, a death row inmate who killed two men he said sexually abused him in his teens. Williams had been scheduled to die Wednesday night by lethal injection at the state's death chamber in...

Jonathan Josey, Philadelphia Police Officer, Gets Suspended For Punching Aida Gusman

Michael McLaughlin | October 3, 2012 | Crime
The Philadelphia police officer who was recorded punching a woman in the face on Sunday has been suspended for 30 days, the first step toward firing him. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey announced the punishment Wednesday evening against Lt. Jonathan Josey days after a YouTube video showed him striking...

Mark Williams, Michigan 'Batman,' Arrested And Charged For Obstructing Police Investigation (PHOTOS)

Cavan Sieczkowski | October 5, 2012 | Weird News
Guess this wasn't a job for The Caped Crusader. Michigan "Batman" Mark Williams was arrested and charged over the weekend for resisting and obstructing police during an investigation, according to the Petoskey News-Review. Troopers were responding to the scene of an accident where the driver had fled...

Pot Catapults And Other Insanely Reckless Smuggling Tactics

David Moye | December 3, 2012 | Crime
Wherever you have borders, you find very motivated people trying to sneak shit across them. Of course, said borders are typically guarded by equally motivated people with guns whose only job is to stop them. Winning that battle requires planning, creativity and guile. Or at least a smuggler who...

Obama Hoped To Try Osama Bin Laden If Captured, Book Claims

Paige Lavender | October 3, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A new book says President Barack Obama hoped to put Osama bin Laden on trial, showing the U.S. commitment to due process under law, if the al-Qaida leader had surrendered during a U.S. raid in Pakistan last year. In "The Finish," journalist Mark Bowden quotes the president as...

Disturbing New Details Emerge In Adam Mayes Case

David Lohr | October 3, 2012 | Crime
Adam Mayes, a Mississippi man who committed suicide while on the run from a kidnapping and double-homicide, was infatuated with one of the young girls he abducted, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The revelation was made Monday during a preliminary hearing in West Tennessee for Adam Mayes' wife,...

Oikos University Shooter Has His Case Suspended

Carly Schwartz | December 3, 2012 | San Francisco
OAKLAND, Calif. — The murder case of a suspect accused of killing seven at a small California Christian college was suspended Monday after the suspect's lawyer questioned his mental competency to stand trial. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Carrie Panetta on Monday ordered that two psychiatrists examine suspect One Goh...

Thomas Mortimer IV Pleads Guilty To Killing Wife, 2 Kids and Mother-in-law In Massachusetts

Michael McLaughlin | December 3, 2012 | Crime
WOBURN, Mass. — A man who fatally stabbed, slashed and hit his wife, mother-in-law and two young children at their home in Massachusetts after an argument over a bounced check has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Thomas Mortimer IV pleaded guilty in Woburn Superior Court to first-degree...

Scott Barker Guilty: Man Dressed Up Like Ninja To Murder Katsutoshi 'Tony' Takazato

Simon McCormack | October 3, 2012 | Crime
A 25-year-old man who, prosecutors said, dressed in a black ninja-like outfit before stabbing a Japanese filmmaker's son was found guilty of murder on Tuesday. Scott Barker now faces life in prison. The verdict was announced by a Beverly Hills jury after just three hours of...

Ashton Kutcher Robbed? Actor Reportedly The Victim Of Home Invasion Prank

Leigh Blickley | October 3, 2012 | Celebrity
It's never good when you receive a call that your home has been robbed. But it can almost seem worse when it turns out you were the victim of a sick joke. Ashton Kutcher had this unfortunate experience when his Los Angeles home was reportedly invaded this...

Kara Alongi Found: New Jersey Teen Who Said Someone Was In Her Home In Tweet Hoax Found On Highway

Andy Campbell | October 3, 2012 | Crime
The New Jersey teen who set Twitter on fire when she tweeted that someone was in her home -- and then went "missing" -- was found walking along a highway on Tuesday. Kara Alongi, 16, was lying when she tweeted, "There is someone in my hour[sic] ecall 911,"...

Arizona Border Shooting: Investigators Search Near Naco For Evidence In Nicholas Ivie Death

Steven Hoffer | December 3, 2012 | Crime
PHOENIX — Investigators searching a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border for clues into the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent face a treacherous territory that is heavily used by drug smugglers, offers many hiding places and is close enough to Mexico for traffickers to make a quick getaway. Whoever...

Jason Cantrell, New Orleans Attorney, Allegedly Drops Joint In Court, Promptly Resigns

Dominique Mosbergen | October 3, 2012 | Weird News
A city prosecutor in New Orleans, La., was given a summons this week after a joint allegedly fell out of his pocket in court -- while he was chatting with a police officer. According to WDSU.com, assistant city attorney Jason Cantrell was in Orleans Parish Magistrate...

Third Rayburn Office Reports Robbery

Arin Greenwood | October 3, 2012 | DC
The office of Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., is the first Democrat's, and fifth member's overall, to be burglarized since a spree hit House office buildings in April, according to a U.S. Capitol Police report obtained by National Journal on Tuesday. Items went missing from McIntyre's Rayburn office between Aug....

Alberta University Defends Handling Of Armoured Guard Ambush

Seema Dhawan | December 3, 2012 | Canada Alberta
The University of Alberta is defending its decision not to implement the campus emergency notification system to alert students to a shooting at HUB Mall that killed three armoured truck guards last June. Police believe Travis Baumgartner, 21, gunned down his co-workers for cash. He faces 3 counts of first-degree...
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