Ken Kurson, a Trump Family Ally, is Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge

Ken Kurson, a close friend of the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, was arrested in connection with incidents stemming from his divorce.

#crime-and-criminals, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #kurson-ken, #kushner-jared, #new-york-observer, #stalking-crime, #trump-donald-j

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U.S. Schedules First Execution of a Woman in Nearly 70 Years

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was convicted of killing a pregnant woman and attempting to pass the baby off as her own.

#capital-punishment, #crime-and-criminals, #death-penalty-information-center, #justice-department, #kansas, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mental-health-and-disorders, #montgomery-lisa-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #stinnett-bobbie-jo, #terre-haute-ind, #women-and-girls

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Louisiana Man Sentenced to Life Over Theft of Hedge Clippers Is Granted Parole

Before 2017, a person in Louisiana could be sentenced to life in prison after receiving a fourth nonviolent conviction under the state’s habitual offender law.

#bryant-fair-wayne, #crime-and-criminals, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #johnson-bernette-j, #louisiana, #mandatory-sentencing, #probation-and-parole, #robberies-and-thefts, #shreveport-la, #southern-states-us

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U.S. Attorney Moves In on Brooklyn D.A.’s Territory, Citing Crime Surge

Federal prosecutors will take more lower-level gun cases, in an initiative that thrusts the borough into the national debate about law enforcement.

#bail, #crime-and-criminals, #ducharme-seth-d, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #police-department-nyc

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Vatican Puts Priests on Trial Over Alleged Abuse Within Its Walls

One priest is accused of abusing an altar boy at a seminary near the pope’s residence, and the other of covering it up.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #enrico-radice, #gabriele-martinelli, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #st-pius-x-youth-seminary, #vatican-city

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Murders Are Rising. Blaming a Party Doesn’t Add Up.

The data reveals a different picture than the party-driven explanation President Trump and the Department of Justice have offered.

#crime-and-criminals, #debates-political, #mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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What Is ‘Wanton Endangerment’?

Here’s what is behind the charge leveled by a Kentucky grand jury against one of the officers involved in the fatal raid on Ms. Taylor’s apartment in March.

#cameron-daniel-j-1985, #crime-and-criminals, #hankison-brett-louisville-ky-police-officer, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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Black New Yorkers Are Twice as Likely to Be Stopped by the Police, Data Shows

A report shows Black neighborhoods have been more heavily patrolled, but police officials have said that enforcement is mostly driven by 911 and 311 calls, not racial bias.

#black-people, #bloomberg-michael-r, #bratton-william-j, #city-council-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #discrimination, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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Why French Politicians Can’t Stop Talking About Crime

Statistics show a steady decline in major crimes. But what has intensified are the challenges to France’s traditional national identity, and the jockeying in the race to be the next president.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity

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Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

The extraordinary suggestion came as Attorney General William P. Barr has emerged as a messenger for President Trump’s re-election campaign.

#barr-william-p, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #treason-and-sedition, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Voting Is My Healing’: Inside a Push to Turn Out 100,000 Crime Survivors

For all that narratives about crime shape American politics, survivors are rarely at the center of the conversation, if they are heard at all. A campaign called #HealTheVote is trying to change that.

#alliance-for-safety-and-justice, #crime-and-criminals, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Student Charged in Cyberattacks at Miami-Dade Schools

Virtual classes in the fourth-largest school district in the United States were choked by glitches this week. A 16-year-old high school junior has admitted to the cyberattacks.

#crime-and-criminals, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #miami-fla

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Trump and the Attack of the Invisible Anarchists

Lurid fantasies about urban hellscapes are all he has left.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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A Violent August in N.Y.C.: Shootings Double, and Murder Is Up by 50%

The city recorded 242 shootings in August, up from 91 last year, continuing a summer spike in gun violence that has become an issue in the presidential race.

#crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas

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In Cities Republicans Have Ignored, Trump Sees Only Democratic Problems

Mayors don’t have the power that the president ascribes to them.

#crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #mayors, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas

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Trump, Vicar of Fear and Violence

He continues the old practice of stoking white victimhood for votes.

#black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #whites

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Trump Says Crime Is Rampant in N.Y.C. Here Are the Facts.

At the Republican National Convention, the president and two other New Yorkers painted a dark picture of the city. The reality is more complex.

#crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #lynch-patrick-j, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-convention, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Dennis Williams, Former U.A.W. Leader, Is Accused of Conspiracy

The ex-president of the United Auto Workers is charged with using union funds for personal expenses. The case is part of a long federal investigation.

#automobiles, #corruption-institutional, #crime-and-criminals, #embezzlement, #jones-gary-1956, #organized-labor, #united-automobile-workers, #williams-dennis-1953

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Three Charged With Leaking Movies as Part of Global Piracy Ring

U.S. officials said members of the Sparks Group, an elite piracy network, fraudulently obtained and distributed movies ahead of release dates.

#ahmad-umar, #bridi-george, #computers-and-the-internet, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #correa-jonatan, #crime-and-criminals, #movies, #robberies-and-thefts, #sparks-group, #television, #torrentfreak

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Convicted of Sex Crimes, but With No Victims

An online sting operation to catch child predators snared hundreds of men. What were they really guilty of?

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #crime-and-criminals, #human-trafficking, #operation-underground-railroad, #sex-crimes, #washington-state

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A Surge in Shootings

Gun violence in the U.S. typically rises in summer, but the problem has been especially fierce this year. Why?

#crime-and-criminals, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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What’s Behind the Recent Rise in Shootings?

Gun violence has surged this summer, and crime experts aren’t sure why.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #debatable, #firearms, #mass-shootings, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #urban-areas

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‘Top Cop’ Kamala Harris’s Record of Policing the Police

Senator Harris is speaking out amid the police reform movement. But how did she oversee police misconduct as a district attorney and attorney general?

#attorneys-general, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #district-attorneys, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harris-kamala-d, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

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Jailbreak Attack by ISIS Rages On in Eastern Afghanistan

Officials scrambled to recapture hundreds of prisoners after a car bombing at the 1,500-inmate prison in Jalalabad turned into an ongoing gun battle between militants and guards.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan-war-2001, #crime-and-criminals, #deaths-fatalities, #ghani-ashraf, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #jalalabad-afghanistan, #prison-escapes, #taliban, #terrorism

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Federal Forces Have Gone Into U.S. Cities Before. Why This Time Is Different.

Legal scholars fear the president is trying to take on a job that the Constitution did not give the federal government.

#crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #portland-ore, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas

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Shootings Have Soared. Is the N.Y.P.D. Pulling Back?

As shootings go unsolved, some elected officials think that officers are staging a slowdown. But the department says it is stretched thin.

#adams-eric-l, #crime-and-criminals, #harrison-rodney-k, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco?

Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city’s camera surveillance system might sound creepy. He’s here to explain why it’s not.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #boudin-chesa, #cameras, #crime-and-criminals, #facial-recognition-software, #larsen-chris-1960, #police, #police-reform, #privacy, #ripple-labs-inc, #san-francisco-calif, #security-and-warning-systems, #surveillance, #virtual-currency

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64 Shot, 10 Dead: Spike in Gun Violence Alarms an On-Edge N.Y.C.

The victims included a young father who was shot while holding hands with his 6-year-old daughter in the Bronx.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex

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It’s Been ‘Such a Weird Year.’ That’s Also Reflected in Crime Statistics.

In large cities across America, murders are up sharply, while other violent crimes have decreased.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #crime-and-criminals, #domestic-violence, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #urban-areas

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The Mug Shot Is a Crime Story Staple. Newsrooms Are Turning Away.

The San Francisco Police Department said it would no longer release mug shots because they reinforce racial biases, joining a growing movement by newspapers and broadcasters to curtail their use.

#black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #discrimination, #hispanic-americans, #news-and-news-media, #photography, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #scott-william-san-francisco-calif-police-chief

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Gun Violence Spikes in N.Y.C., Intensifying Debate Over Policing

More than a dozen people have been fatally shot, including a teenager at her college graduation party and a clothing designer who was washing his car.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #john-jay-college-of-criminal-justice, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

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Judge Expected to Approve PG&E Plan to Resolve Bankruptcy

A federal judge could decide on Friday that the California utility can put itself back together in time to take part in a crucial wildfire liability fund.

#bankruptcies, #california, #credit-and-debt, #crime-and-criminals, #decisions-and-verdicts, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #stocks-and-bonds, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wildfires

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How Do the Police Actually Spend Their Time?

A review of publicly available data in three areas reveals that much of an officer’s job revolves around handling routine calls rather than violent crime.

#crime-and-criminals, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-reform

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Piracy Surges in Gulf of Mexico, Prompting U.S. Warning

There have been scores of attacks in Mexican waters, taxing the country’s overstretched security forces.

#campeche-mexico, #crime-and-criminals, #gulf-of-mexico, #international-transport-workersfederation, #maritime-crime, #mexico, #micoperi-marine-contractors, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #piracy-at-sea, #ships-and-shipping

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PG&E Ordered to Pay $3.5 Million Fine for Causing Deadly Fire

A judge approved a plea agreement between the California utility and a prosecutor after hearing from people whose lost loved ones were killed in the Camp Fire.

#accidents-and-safety, #bankruptcies, #butte-county-calif, #crime-and-criminals, #electric-light-and-power, #fines-penalties, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #sentences-criminal, #wildfires

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Three Futures for the Police

A better status quo, a possible transformation or a potential tragedy.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #crime-and-criminals, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #prisons-and-prisoners, #united-states

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Tessa Majors Death: 14-Year-Old Is Sentenced to 18 Months in Detention

One of three teenagers charged in the killing of Tessa Majors could be freed this year after he pleaded guilty to robbery in the case.

#crime-and-criminals, #family-courts, #lewis-luchiano, #majors-tessa-d-2019, #manhattan-nyc, #muggings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #robberies-and-thefts, #weaver-rashaun

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N.Y.P.D. Plainclothes Unit Involved in Many Shootings Will Be Disbanded

The commissioner is reassigning about 600 officers from anti-crime teams that targeted violent crime and illegal guns.

#crime-and-criminals, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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A Daughter Is Beheaded, and Iran Asks if Women Have a Right to Safety

The killing of a 14-year-old girl in Iran has shaken the country and forced an examination of its failure to protect women and children.

#capital-punishment, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #crime-and-criminals, #dating-and-relationships, #domestic-violence, #ebadi-shirin, #hashemi-faezeh-1962, #honor-killings, #iran, #khamenei-ali, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #rouhani-hassan, #shariah-islamic-law, #sotoudeh-nasrin, #tehran-iran, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Former U.A.W. President Gary Jones Pleads Guilty

Mr. Jones, who was accused of embezzling $1 million, will cooperate with federal prosecutors who have been investigating corruption at the autoworkers union.

#automobiles, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #corruption-institutional, #crime-and-criminals, #embezzlement, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #general-motors, #jones-gary-1956, #organized-labor, #united-automobile-workers, #williams-dennis-1953

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A Pandemic Bright Spot: In Many Places, Less Crime

The absence of people outdoors has produced a rare positive payoff in most American cities, big and small.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-states

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U.S. Prison Population Remained Stable as Pandemic Grew

The number of inmates in federal and state prisons in 44 states declined by 1.6 percent in the first three months of the year, even as prisons became hot spots for the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #prisons-and-prisoners, #vera-institute-of-justice

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Pregnant Woman and Partner Murdered in Their Staten Island Home

An ex-convict with a gun was arrested as he left the house on Staten Island where the bodies were found.

#crime-and-criminals, #desousa-ana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #rodriguez-alafia

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Sentenced for Three Strikes, Then Freed. Now Comes a Pushback.

Measures that softened California’s sentencing laws are headed for the ballot again.

#california, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #ex-convicts, #mandatory-sentencing, #prisons-and-prisoners

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The Drive-By, Reinvented

One day Southern California will get back up to speed. For now, I’m enjoying the rolling birthday parties.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #los-angeles-calif, #parades

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11 Numbers That Show How the Coronavirus Has Changed N.Y.C.

Unemployment has skyrocketed, but so has the size of the city’s volunteer pool and the number of people fostering animals. One month into the shutdown, the city is as complex as it ever was.

#air-pollution, #bridges-and-tunnels, #city-harvest, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #dogs, #food-bank-for-new-york-city, #new-york-cares, #new-york-city, #noise, #police-department-nyc, #roads-and-traffic, #subways, #unemployment, #volunteers-and-community-service, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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These N.Y.P.D. Officers Fight a Killer That Can’t Be Seen

Crime has ebbed, but nearly 20 percent of the force is out sick. Officers have become public health police, breaking up crowds at stores.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #quarantines, #trader-joes

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Coronavirus Cases Rise Rapidly, but Cuomo Sees Progress: Live Updates

White House officials have been focused on New York as it has emerged as the epicenter of the national outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #police, #prisons-and-prisoners, #transit-systems

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