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Man Has 'F***' The Police" Tattooed Across His Face (GRAPHIC IMAGE)

Posted 10.15.2011 | Weird News

Ismael Ambrosio was kind of asking for it. Instead of cleaning up his act following two arrest in January of last year, the 24-year-old Floridian e...

Police Officers and Homeless Persons Both Risk Death

Joel John Roberts | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Clearly, patrolling the streets of America is no easy profession. When an officer pulls over a car or responds to a domestic violence call, she or he never knows what might happen. The fear of death is constant.

Spies Really "Like" Us

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.14.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

The recent riots in London brought the question up again of is social media the cause or simply a tool that helps facilitate something that would already be going on?

London Riot Seems All Too Familiar

Turnstyle | Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

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New Orleans Probe Demonstrates Need for Implementing Systemic Reforms Within Nation's Police Departments

Kami Chavis Simmons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime
Kami Chavis Simmons

The testimony and subsequent guilty verdicts in the Danziger Bridge trial have exposed institutional deficiencies that encourage police misconduct and corruption. These issues are neither new nor unique to New Orleans.

Suspected Shoplifter Drowns Fleeing Police

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Amid heavy downpours, two women suspected of shoplifting at a Charlotte coat store ran into a swollen, fast-moving stream. One...

Dunkin' Donuts Worker's 'Extra Sugar' Prompts Prostitution Bust: Cops

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | New York

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Police say there was more on the menu than Munchkins and lattes during the late shift at a Dunkin' Donuts in northern ...

WATCH: Justin Bieber Pulled Over

Posted 10.01.2011 | Celebrity

And now, in your daily dose of Justin Bieber news: In between kissing girlfriend Selena Gomez and cone-ing pranks at the drive-thru, the Biebs also fo...

The Silent Majority: China's Other Lawyers

John Wagner Givens | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

We must remember that for every Chinese lawyer whose abduction or detention is reported, thousands of lawyers are challenging the state in myriad unreported ways.

Court Tosses Hearsay Against Ill. Cop Charged In Ex-Wife's Slay

Patch | Joseph Hosey | Posted 09.26.2011 | Crime

Whether or not Drew Peterson's dead third wife predicted he would kill her, or his missing fourth wife confided in a divorce attorney that he committe...

UPDATE: Drunk Teller Co. Deputies Fired

Posted 09.25.2011 | Denver

Kendal Klug and Joni Coleman, two Teller County deputies, were charged with misdemeanor child abuse after allegedly being drunk and leaving four child...

Fla. Teen Showed Parents Bodies To Friend At Party

AP | By MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 09.20.2011 | Crime

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida teenager didn't believe his best friend when he said he was going to kill his parents. He had heard the threats bef...

Seventeen Charged With Running Wall Street Prostitution Ring

Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Bernd Debusmann Jr.) - Seventeen people were indicted on Wednesday on charges of running a high-end prostitution ring that catered to Wa...

Man Blames Self-Inflicted Stabbing On Cat, According To Police

Posted 09.18.2011 | Weird News

FREEMANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bizarre set of circumstances sent an eastern Pennsylvania man to the hospital with a self-inflicted stab wound to the che...

Cops: Florida Teen, Killed Parents, Then Had A Party

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 09.17.2011 | Crime

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A 17-year-old boy is accused of bludgeoning his parents with a hammer, then hosting dozens of friends for a party while ...

Ben Muessig

WATCH: 'Bentley Bandit' Busted, According To Cops | Ben Muessig | Posted 09.17.2011 | Weird News

He drove it like he stole it. Then he crashed it and got arrested. After months of brazen luxury car thefts in more than half a dozen states, law e...

Georgia Police Bust Girls' Lemonade Stand

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | Weird News

MIDWAY, Ga. -- Police in Georgia have shut down a lemonade stand run by three girls trying to save up for a trip to a water park, saying they didn't h...

Sonja Sharp

Florida School Bus Monitor Accused Of Operating Underage 'Sex Slave' Prostitution Ring | Sonja Sharp | Posted 09.14.2011 | Crime

A Florida cop and a school bus monitor were arrested Thursday in connection with a child prostitution ring, Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a sta...

WATCH: Should Feeding The Homeless Be Illegal?

Posted 09.08.2011 | Comedy

Several volunteers have been arrested in Orlando, Florida after a recent ruling prohibited activist group Food Not Bombs from performing their regular...

New Shooting, Same Question: Should Transit Cops Have Guns?

Turnstyle | Posted 09.07.2011 | Media

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Seven People Killed In Shooting Spree

AP | JOHN FLESHER and TOM COYNE | Posted 09.06.2011 | Crime

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — When Rodrick Shonte Dantzler raised a gun to his head after going on a deadly shooting spree, the bullet ended what those ...

Trafficked: The Village Voice Needs to Fact-Check

Turnstyle | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact

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Police Officer Killed In Hotel Shooting

AP | Posted 09.01.2011 | Crime

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Authorities were investigating Monday after a Memphis police officer and another person were shot to death at a hotel in the middle ...

It's Time to Reform California's Civil Forfeiture Laws

Christina Walsh | Posted 08.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Christina Walsh

Through civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize private property that they suspect is involved with a criminal activity. Civil forfeiture laws make it easy for law enforcement to seize property -- and profitable.

Chicago Cops Win 24-Hour 'Cooling Off' Period After Shootings

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

Though the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) had previously required any Chicago police officers involved in a shooting to talk with investig...