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  • State Public Safety Chief Deleted Parts Of Probe Report In Past Job In NYC, Newspaper Says

     State Public Safety Chief Deleted Parts Of Probe Report In Past Job In NYC, Newspaper Says
    The New York Times reported Sunday that, before becoming Connecticut's public safety commissioner early this year, Dora B. Schriro used her authority as New York City's commissioner of correction to order that critical comments about two key...
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel proposes decriminalizing pot in Illinois

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday to reform sentencing for low-level drug offenses, which would include ticketing rather than arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Emanuel said...
  • Arizona inmate recaptured after climbing basketball hoop to escape

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Authorities have recaptured a physically fit felon who scaled a basketball hoop to escape from an Arizona detention center and was on the run for more than two months, a top law enforcement official said on Tuesday. Wade Cole...
  • Six L.A. sheriff's deputies sentenced to federal prison

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Six current or former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were convicted of conspiring to thwart an FBI probe into prisoner abuse and other misconduct inside the largest U.S. jail system were sentenced on Tuesday to prison...
  • Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial

    Rauner talks crime, pivots from nursing home trial
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday tried to shift the conversation away from a nursing home firm bankruptcy trial in Florida by contending that an early prison release program under Quinn led to the shooting death of a 9-year-old last...
  • For attorney general, Kamala Harris

     For attorney general, Kamala Harris
    Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is a veteran prosecutor, a skilled political leader and a promising politician who is sure to figure in California's future. Her opponent on the November ballot, Republican Ron Gold, is a private lawyer who has never held...
  • Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations

    Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations
    On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain...
  • Oklahoma beheading: Prosecutors seek death penalty

    Prosecutors in Oklahoma are seeking the death penalty for a man accused of beheading one former co-worker and attacking another. Alton Nolen, 30, is accused of beheading Colleen Hufford, 54, and then attacking Traci Johnson, 43, during a revenge-...
  • Robbery suspect ditches two kids after crashing van, say deputies

    Robbery suspect ditches two kids after crashing van, say deputies
    A Palm Springs man trying desperately to escape his imminent arrest crashed his van and ran, leaving two young children in the vehicle, deputies said. He didn't get far. Diamond Allen, 31, was found hiding in a backyard in suburban Lake Worth,...
  • Rekha Basu: Why are prisons showing inmates violent smut films?

    I could hardly believe my eyes at first. Then revulsion gave way to outrage. I was sitting in a Polk County, Iowa courtroom watching a clip from a smut film. It was one the state of Iowa had casually shown to disturbed and mentally ill prison inmates,...
  • Prison warden retires after link to sex offender

    Prison warden retires after link to sex offender
    An Illinois prison warden abruptly retired Tuesday amid an investigation into her relationship with a convicted sex offender who had been living in her home for about a year, law enforcement officials said. Nedra Chandler's decision to retire as...