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  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...
  • Our to-do list for legislators: Editorial

    When the 2015 session of the Florida Legislature opens Tuesday, Central Floridians will be in an enviable position. Two of their representatives hold the top two posts in the Capitol: Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando and House Speaker Steve...
  • Obama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric Holder

    Eyes glistening, President Barack Obama bid an affectionate farewell Friday to Attorney General Eric Holder. It was a sequel to an emotional going-away at the White House last year, but this tribute came with a soulful surprise. "Eric is really just...
  • Tribes from around U.S. gather to discuss legal marijuana

    Tribes from around U.S. gather to discuss legal marijuana
    The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes. They were...
  • State Police Union: PIO's Transfer Shows "Disrespect" For Troopers

    State Police Union: PIO's Transfer Shows "Disrespect" For Troopers
    The sudden and unexplained transfer of longtime state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance shows "a disrespect for state police commanders," according to a statement Saturday from the union representing state police captains and lieutenants. "We maintain...
  • Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs

    Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to "strike fear in the hearts of...
  • Advocates, police square off over brutality legislation

    Advocates, police square off over brutality legislation
    Civil rights advocates and families of alleged victims of police brutality urged state lawmakers Thursday to improve law enforcement accountability, saying Maryland is not immune to widespread concerns about the use of excessive force by officers....
  • Hallandale Beach seeks better relations between public, police

    Hallandale Beach seeks better relations between public, police
    A town hall meeting might not be enough to dispel a community's distrust of police. But it's a good start, city officials say. "Nationally we know what's going on," Hallandale Beach Chief Dwayne Flournoy said Thursday night during a forum aimed at...
  • Loretta Lynch wins Senate panel vote to be attorney general

    Loretta Lynch wins Senate panel vote to be attorney general
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the 83rd U.S. attorney general and the first African American woman to hold the post The vote was 12 to 8, with 3 Republicans voting in favor of Lynch, who is...
  • Citigroup whistleblower still on the trail of the too-big-to-fail

    DALLAS Richard Bowen teaches the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 at the University of Texas at Dallas from a deeply personal perspective that of whistleblower. The 68-year-old senior lecturer of accounting was once a top executive with Citigroup's mortgage...
  • Feds argue for guilty verdict in gang racketeering case

    Feds argue for guilty verdict in gang racketeering case
    Federal attorneys urged jurors during their closing arguments Thursday to convict Juan Briseno of murdering six people as part of his criminal work with the East Chicago Imperial Gangsters, saying they had more than enough evidence. "We have brought you...