Man Accused of Trying to Break Into F.B.I. Office Is Killed in Standoff

Two law enforcement officials said investigators were looking into whether the man had ties to extremist groups, including one that participated in the Jan. 6 attack.

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Takeaways From Garland’s Statement on the F.B.I.’s Mar-a-Lago Search

The fact that Attorney General Merrick B. Garland felt compelled to speak at all says much about an investigation he has described as the most consequential in history.

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The Absurd Argument Against Making Trump Obey the Law

Don’t give the former president’s fans an insurrectionist veto.

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Read the full transcript of Merrick Garland’s comments on the F.B.I.’s search of Trump’s home.

Here is what the attorney general said on Thursday about the process that led up to the action at Mar-a-Lago.

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The Justice Department Should Be More Transparent About the Mar-a-Lago Raid

After the Mar-a-Lago search, the department should be doing more to counter the condemnation from the right and address questions from the public.

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F.B.I. Seizure of Scott Perry’s Phone Is Sign of Escalating Election Inquiry

Representative Scott Perry’s lawyer said he was told he is not a target of the Justice Department’s expanding inquiry into one element of the effort to keep Donald J. Trump in power after his loss in 2020.

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Representative Scott Perry Says the F.B.I. Seized His Cellphone

Mr. Perry compared the seizure of his phone to the F.B.I.’s search of former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.

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Republicans Rally Behind Trump, Who Reprises Favored Role: Victim

Arguments used against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 email inquiry are long forgotten as G.O.P. officials rush to condemn the F.B.I.’s search of Mar-a-Lago.

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The Raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago and the Lawless Republican Response

Being seen to be persecuted by federal officers is now a badge of honor within the Republican Party.

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Breonna Taylor Raid Puts Focus on Officers Who Lie for Search Warrants

When warrants are based on misstated evidence or outright lies, the consequences can be disastrous. Prosecutors say that’s what happened in Ms. Taylor’s case.

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Truck Carrying Dead Migrants Passed Through U.S. Checkpoint

Border Patrol officials say truck traffic is too voluminous to check every vehicle at the dozens of immigration checkpoints on roadways near the border.

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Cities Try to Turn the Tide on Police Traffic Stops

Chiefs, prosecutors and lawmakers are rethinking the value, and the harm, of minor traffic stops like the one that ended in a man’s death in Grand Rapids.

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N.Y.P.D. Rolls Out New Version of Anti-Gun Unit With Violent Past

Officers will wear modified uniforms, not plain clothes, in the unit, which in its previous form was involved in a disproportionate number of fatal shootings.

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Man Charged With Murder in Shooting at Protest in Portland

A 60-year-old woman was killed and five others, including the suspect, were shot during a confrontation near the man’s house, the authorities said.

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2020 Election Denier Will Run for Top Elections Position in Colorado

Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk, has been stripped of her county election oversight but is seeking to oversee her state’s elections as secretary of state.

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‘Alt-Right Armory’ Podcaster Faces Charges of Possessing Machine Guns

The podcaster, Joseph Paul Berger, and his father, Joseph Raymond Berger, had 13 fully automatic machine guns and 12 gun silencers that were illegally imported into the United States, officials said.

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India’s Militarized Nagaland Calls for End to Army Impunity

A deadly mistaken ambush by soldiers seeking rebels in the country’s northeast has renewed attention on a special powers act that residents say perpetuates fear and harassment.

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Alec Baldwin Turns Over His Phone in ‘Rust’ Investigation, Lawyer Says

Nearly a month after detectives in New Mexico got a search warrant for his phone, his lawyer said he had reached an agreement designed to protect his privacy.

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Hong Kong Police Raid Stand News and Arrest Staff

Six current or former senior staff members of Stand News were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to publish seditious material. More than 200 officers raided the news site’s headquarters.

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Hong Hong Police Raid Stand News and Arrest Staff

Six current or former senior staff members of Stand News were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to publish seditious material. More than 200 officers raided the news site’s headquarters.

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To Rein In the Police, Look to the States, Not the Court

The police almost always win in cases before the Supreme Court. Protections against police overreach will need to come from the state and local level.

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Shooting Investigators Get Search Warrant for Alec Baldwin’s Phone

Detectives are nearly two months into the investigation of how a live round got into a gun that discharged on a New Mexico film set, killing a cinematographer.

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Chicago Woman Who Was Handcuffed Naked Receives $2.9 Million Settlement

The Chicago City Council approved a settlement on Wednesday for Anjanette Young, a medical social worker who was forced to stand naked in front of a dozen police officers in 2019.

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Missouri Detective Convicted in Cameron Lamb’s Fatal Shooting

A judge convicted Detective Eric DeValkenaere of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Cameron Lamb outside his home in 2019.

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Former Shoe Shiner Wins Back Nearly $30,000 Seized by Federal Agents

Authorities at an airport last year seized a bag of cash that Kermit Warren was carrying to buy a truck. It was his life’s savings but prosecutors contended the money was linked to drugs.

#airport-security, #black-people, #civil-forfeiture, #dan-alban, #drug-enforcement-administration, #institute-for-justice, #kermit-warren, #search-and-seizure

In Haiti, Gangs Gain Power as Security Vacuum Grows

Gangs have long held sway in the country, but their dominance has expanded in recent years and the government has been accused of using them as tools of repression.

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F.B.I. Raids Sergeants Benevolent Association Headquarters

Investigators also executed a search warrant at the home of the union’s president, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Deputy Mayor of N.Y. Town Had 17 Illegal Guns in His Home

Brian Downey, the deputy mayor of Airmont, N.Y., was arrested on federal and state gun charges after authorities found “an arsenal of weapons.”

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Privacy Is Still a Victim When Rape Cases Hit the Justice System

Britain is struggling to end its dependence on the traumatizing seizure of data from victims’ phones. Pervasive rape culture is making it difficult.

#metoo-movement, #assaults, #cosby-bill, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #great-britain, #jury-system, #search-and-seizure, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-glasgow, #women-and-girls

‘Hot Pursuit’ Doesn’t Always Justify Entry, Supreme Court Rules

The mere flight of a person suspected of a minor crime, without more, does not allow police officers to enter homes without warrants, the court said.

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Apple Daily Executives

The editor in chief of Apple Daily was among five detained under the city’s national security law. The newspaper’s founder, Jimmy Lai, already faces charges under the sweeping law.

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Garland Confronts Long-Building Crisis Over Leak Inquiries and Journalism

Prosecutors’ approach to unauthorized disclosures of government secrets has undergone a sea change in the 21st century.

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Garland Confronts Crisis Over Leak Inquiries and Journalism

Prosecutors’ approach to unauthorized disclosures of government secrets has undergone a sea change in the 21st century.

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Bitcoin Is Actually Traceable, Pipeline Investigation Shows

The F.B.I.’s recovery of Bitcoins paid in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack showed cryptocurrencies are not as hard to track as it might seem.

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White House Supports Ban on Phone Data Seizures of Reporters

But the Justice Department is not commenting on whether a seemingly off-the-cuff remark by President Biden is now a policy directive.

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Giuliani Seeks to Block Review of Evidence From His Phones

Prosecutors investigating Rudolph W. Giuliani’s work in Ukraine have seized his electronic devices, a move his lawyers are now questioning.

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Five in Houston Face Charges in Suspected Case of Human Smuggling

Police officers in Houston responded to a kidnapping tip on Friday and found nearly 100 undocumented people crammed into a house, according to the authorities.

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Court Chides F.B.I., but Re-Approves Warrantless Surveillance Program

Newly disclosed episodes in which analysts improperly searched for data about Americans largely came before changes at the bureau.

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A Louisville Officer Who Shot Breonna Taylor Lands a Book Deal

Plans to publish the book, written by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, have drawn sharp criticism.

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Kristin Smart Case: A Timeline of Searches and Arrests Over 25 Years

Ms. Smart, 19, was a freshman at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo when she disappeared in 1996. She was declared legally dead in 2002.

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Kristin Smart Case: Two Men Are Arrested in 1996 Disappearance

Ms. Smart was 19 and a college student in San Luis Obispo, Calif., when she vanished while walking to her dorm from an off-campus party.

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Case on Police Violence Reveals Fault Lines at Supreme Court

In a sharp exchange, dissenting conservatives suggested that Chief Justice Roberts warped the law in response to public sentiment.

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Cadaver Dogs Search Property Linked to ‘Prime Suspect’ in Kristin Smart Case

Paul Flores, the last person to see Ms. Smart before her disappearance in May 1996, continues to be the focus of investigators, the authorities said.

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Oregon Man Is Charged With Two Murders Committed Two Decades Apart

Genetic genealogy connected Christopher Lovrien to a 1999 homicide victim, according to the authorities, who said they found the remains of a 2020 homicide victim when they searched his property.

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How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition

Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.

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Man Killed 3 After Early Release, Officials Say

An Oklahoma man whose prison sentence had been commuted cut out and cooked a woman’s heart and tried to feed it to his relatives before killing two of them, the authorities said.

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Supreme Court Weighs Limits of ‘Hot Pursuit’ by Police

The court has said that the police need no warrants to enter the homes of fleeing felons. Does that exception also apply to people suspected of minor crimes?

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Independent Report Is Highly Critical of Colorado Police in Death of Elijah McClain

A panel commissioned by the Aurora City Council also found “serious concerns” with an internal police investigation into the 2019 death of Mr. McClain.

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U.S. Seizes One Million More Counterfeit N95 Masks

Criminal charges are expected in the investigation, which brought the total number of seized masks to more than 11 million, the authorities said.

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Navalny Allies and Offices Targeted in Raids as Kremlin Turns Up Pressure

The authorities appeared to gear up for a new legal strike against the opposition leader after demonstrations last weekend drew tens of thousands to the streets.

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