Crime

‘We need a change’: Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner after riots, homicides

‘We need a change’: Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner after riots, homicides

Baltimore’s mayor has fired the police commissioner because of a recent crime spike. In the last two months, there have been 73 murders in the city. The firing coincides with a police union report critical of the department’s role during the riots. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake commended police commissioner Anthony W. Batts for his service, citing […]

Headhunting: Saudi Arabia hiring 8 new executioners after 2015 beheadings hit 85

Headhunting: Saudi Arabia hiring 8 new executioners after 2015 beheadings hit 85

Saudi Arabia, which executes more criminals than any nation except China and Iran, wants to hire eight new executioners. A surge in executions has been witnessed under new King Salman’s rule. The job description published online on Monday says no special training is required from applicants. The executioners would be required to behead condemned criminals […]

Sham cancer charities bilked donors for $187 mil, spent money on luxury

Sham cancer charities bilked donors for $187 mil, spent money on luxury

Government regulators have cracked down on four cancer charities, accusing the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Children’s Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society of cheating donors out of $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), all 50 states, and the District of Columbia claim that the four foundations fraudulently […]

Paris manhunt: 3 gunmen at large, 12 shot dead at Charlie Hebdo offices

Paris manhunt: 3 gunmen at large, 12 shot dead at Charlie Hebdo offices

Paris manhunt: 3 gunmen at large, 12 shot dead at Charlie Hebdo offices Published time: January 07, 2015 16:08 Get short URL A general view shows firefighters, police officers and forensics gathered in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015 (AFP Photo / Martin Bureau) […]

US intelligence: 300 Americans fighting alongside Islamic State

US intelligence: 300 Americans fighting alongside Islamic State

The United States government is tracking as many as 300 Americans supposedly fighting with Islamic State, the jihadist group with a heavy presence in parts of Syria and Iraq, according to senior US officials. Washington is worried that radicalized foreign fighters could become a risk to the US if they return to employ skills learned […]

FBI takes control over all police operations in Ferguson

FBI takes control over all police operations in Ferguson

The governor of Missouri will reportedly relieve St. Louis County law enforcement from policing the ongoing demonstrations in the town of Ferguson, paving the way for possible state or federal intervention. Rep Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Missouri told Bloomberg News on Thursday morning that Gov. Jay Nixon, also a Democrat, had confirmed to him that county […]

Rabbi, cop, nurse among 70 arrested in child porn bust

Rabbi, cop, nurse among 70 arrested in child porn bust

New York City Police and federal authorities have arrested at least 70 people in what’s being billed as one of the largest online child pornography busts ever. According to the Associated Press, among those arrested are a rabbi, a Boy Scout leader, a little league baseball coach, a nurse, and a police officer, with most […]

No indication legal marijuana raises crime rate – study

No indication legal marijuana raises crime rate – study

Enemies of marijuana use have warned that legalizing the drug for recreational use would incite a crime epidemic, turning users into drug addicts and morphing dispensaries into malevolent drug dens. A new report, though, seems to debunk that rhetoric. Medical cannabis was first legalized in 1996, other west coast states in 1998, and since then […]

Putin says he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky shortly

Putin says he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky shortly

Vladimir Putin will sign a pardon for jailed ex-Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky “in the nearest time,” the Russian president announced following a large media conference in Moscow. “He has spent over ten years in confinement – which is a serious term, I believe,” Putin told journalists on Thursday after a four-hour Q&A session with national […]

NSA considers amnesty for Snowden if he stops leaks

NSA considers amnesty for Snowden if he stops leaks

Senior National Security Agency officials in the United States say they’ve considered making a deal with former contractor Edward Snowden that would give amnesty to the leaker charged with espionage if he stops disclosing secret documents. Both the director of the NSA and the government official in charge of the agency’s Snowden task force tell […]

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