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  • Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say

    Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say
    A Leesburg man charged last week with torturing and killing a prostitute in Brevard County may have more victims, Brevard investigators said Monday. And they're asking the public for help. Lance David Berning, 45, an unemployed welder and father of...
  • L.A. County supervisors vote to extend ICE deal in jails

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a controversial partnership with federal immigration authorities designed to target potentially deportable immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes. The board voted 3-0 to...
  • Corrections officer pointed gun at renter in dispute, cops allege

    Corrections officer pointed gun at renter in dispute, cops allege
    An Orange County corrections officer was arrested by police Wednesday, accused of pointing a gun at a renter during an argument at her home in June, an arrest report states. Laura Hindman, 49, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,...
  • Scott, lawmakers must end abuse in state prisons

    Scott, lawmakers must end abuse in state prisons
    Sadistic guards are a staple of Hollywood fiction, but in Florida prisons, the abuse of inmates is only too real. An investigation by The Miami Herald uncovered physical and psychological torment of prisoners by renegade guards that went on for years...
  • Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country

    Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country
    Detainees at the Cook County Jail face such an "extremely high" risk of harm that the facility is one of the most dangerous in the country, a national expert on jail operations testified Wednesday, saying "serious failures" in staff leadership are...
  • We owe a debt of thanks to Eric Holder

    The American people owe departing Attorney General Eric Holder a huge outpouring of gratitude for all that he has done during his service as the top law enforcement officer of the United States. In the face of a partisan and divisive Congress, Holder...
  • He's no longer a prisoner of the war on drugs

    He's no longer a prisoner of the war on drugs
    The excitement had been building all day. On election day 2008, every TV in the prison was tuned to the news. By the time the first presidential returns began to crawl across the screens at the medium-security federal prison in Yazoo City, Miss., the...
  • Suburban cops rip Emanuel drug plan

    Suburban cops rip Emanuel drug plan
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to change the terms of the drug war by lessening the penalties for low-level possession is getting blowback from the suburbs, with some prosecutors and police chiefs saying it sends an unhelpful message at a time when...
  • 20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence

    20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence
    HARTFORD — She was a shy, playful first-grader at Parkville Community School. She had long, shiny black hair and a broad smile. But when she was gunned down on March 26, 1994, 7-year-old Marcelina Delgado became the catalyst that drove the federal...
  • 'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued

    'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued
    Federal agents have arrested a South Florida man they said made several trips to South America to have sex and make child pornography videos with underage girls. Dennis DeJesus, 45, of North Lauderdale, was arrested at his home Saturday on child "sex...
  • Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties

    Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties
    Proposition 47, to reduce sentences for some crimes, passes, AP reports.   Penalties for common drug and theft crimes in California will be reduced from potential felonies to misdemeanors, shortening the time some offenders spend behind bars.   Crimes...