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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

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

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

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

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...

Suicide Bomber Kills Three In Attack On Iraqi Police Station

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber in a wheelchair blew himself up at the entrance to a police station north of the capital Baghdad on Sunday, killing t...

Man With Fish Hook Stuck In Rear End Fires Gun To Alert Police

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Firing a gun in the air isn't an ordinary way to call police -- but when you have a fish hook stuck in your rear end and you believe someone is breaki...

CTA Beefing Up Police, Camera Presence

Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

Perhaps as a response to the ongoing publicity surrounding attacks and robberies occurring on their trains and in their stations alike, including the ...

Architect Dies After Being Beaten, Mugged

Posted 08.17.2011 | Arts

The story of architect Gerald Abramovitz, came to an end yesterday when he died in New York at Mount Sinai Hospital. His cantilever desk lamp is in th...

Newark Police Offer Gang Members A Tough Ultimatum

West Ward, NJ Patch | Joshua Wilwohl | Email the Author | 12:01am | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York

This fall, the Newark Police Department will offer gang members two choices: quit the life or go to federal prison. The strategy -- known as Ceasef...

Lucia Graves

On 40th Anniversary Of War On Drugs, Cops Decry Obama's Drug Policy | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forty years after President Richard Nixon first declared a war on drugs, the officers who fought in it are calling for a truce. Forme...

Stowaway Found On U.S. Airways Flight, Police Say

AP | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH -- A US Airways employee was arrested in Pittsburgh after allegedly stowing away on an earlier flight from Florida to North Carolina, autho...

Keeping an Eye on Law Enforcement

Andrea Lyon | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

There is a big difference between interfering in an officer's ability to do his job, and recording what is going on from across the street.

Four Teens Charged In Illinois Hate Crime

Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Four Hispanic teenagers were charged with a hate crime Thursday, after allegedly attacking two black teens in Moline, Ill. Moline police were calle...

Oscar Grant: Former Cop Mehserle To Be Released Monday

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.10.2011 | Media
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Denise Tejada Photo Credit: Denise T...

Culture Shock in the Police Department: How the Newark Police Processed an Officer's Sexual Assault Allegation

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 08.10.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

The culture of a police department determines the extent of misconduct, and this certainly applies to Newark, NJ.

What Can Make Chicago Safer?

Zack Isaacs | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

Before summer officially begins, Chicago is dealing with more than just a spike in temperatures. It seems as if hot weather brings some of the wrong p...

Wisconsin Republicans Re-Open Fight Over Collective Bargaining

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin lawmakers have re-opened the fight over collective bargaining rights. The Legislature's budget committee voted early ...

The Top 3 Signs This War Will End

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Congress is fed up with the war in Afghanistan, and its members' turn against the war mirrors the quickly changing public opinion.