How A Prosecutor Would Assess The Facts In Michael Brown Shooting

October 31, 2014 11:02:09 am Amid conflicting witness statements and autopsy analyses, dueling videotapes and a loud outcry for justice, there is substantial agreement about many of the facts surrounding the killing of Michael Brown, says St. Louis Public Radio. As a St. Louis County grand jur...

Oklahoma Teen Hacked To Death, Nearly Beheaded By “Religious Zealot” Obsessed With Witchcraft

On Wednesday afternoon, authorities in Tillwater, Okla. said they received a call from a man who said he had just murdered someone. According to KFOR the suspect, who is now identified as 21-year-old Isiah Zoar Marin (left), was found walking along State Highway 51. Marin was carrying a large knife, also described as a small sword and reportedly covered in blood. The KFOR report, citing a court affidavit, said Marin told police, “I hacked them to death with a machete.”  Based on the inform...

DOJ Argues Against Disclosing Defendants’ Mug Shots, Cites Privacy

October 31, 2014 10:55:20 am The federal government asked a federal appeals court yesterday to block the compelled disclosure of mug shots, citing the “substantial” privacy interests of defendants, the National Law Journal reports. The U.S. Department of Justice is fighting a Michigan judge...

Connecticut GOP Lacks Standing to Sue Dems

Connecticut GOP Lacks Standing to Sue Dems      HARTFORD, Conn. (CN) - Democrats supporting Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy with federal campaign funds should not face Republican interference, a judge ruled.     The Connecticut Republican Party lacked standing and failed to exhaust administrative remedies before suing the Democrats on Oct. 17, Hartford Superior Court Judge Antonio Robaina found Thursday.     "The court has determined that it lacks subject matter ju...
  October 31, 2014  

Baltimore Hopes To Quadruple Surveillance By Including Private Cameras

October 31, 2014 10:46:43 am Baltimore is expanding its public surveillance network to include private security cameras that city officials hope will quadruple the number of digital eyes on neighborhoods and make residents and business owners feel more secure, reports the Baltimore Sun. The ci...

Almost 300 Cities, Counties, Three States Limit or Refuse U.S. Detainers

October 31, 2014 10:46:26 am Almost 300 cities and counties plus the states of California, Colorado and Connecticut now are limiting or refusing cooperation with federal “detainers,” or requests from immigration authorities to hold someone for possible deportation, reports Stateline, citing...

As U.S. Heightens Federal Building Security, GAO Questions How Good It Is

October 31, 2014 10:46:11 am When Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson heightened security at federal buildings this week, this week, he turned to a little-known law enforcement agency that describes itself as an elite protector of federal facilities nationwide. The Federal Protective Servi...

Inside Trading

SAN FRANCISCO - Sasan Sabrdaran, an official at (nonparty) InterMune, and Farhang Afsarpour made $1.1 million from inside trading on InterMune stock, the SEC claims in Federal Court.
  October 31, 2014  

Mom Arrested After Posting Pic Of Toddler Hanging From Planter Hook On Facebook

Mom Arrested After Posting Pic Of Toddler Hanging From Planter Hook On Facebook This upsetting photo of a toddler hanging like a piece of meat from a hook caught the attention of Virginia police this week. Authorities were contacted by a number of horrified people who saw the picture of the 14-month-old boy hanging from a hook, clearly crying and uncomfortable, in their Facebook feeds. The hunt for the origin of the photo, thought to be taken between September 1 and September 10, led them to the toddler’s mother, 18-year-old Alexis Breeden of Spotsylvania. “We had it a...

Glendale woman charged in $22 million Medicare fraud

GLENDALE >> A Southern California woman has been charged with helping bilk Medicare out of $22 million by billing for unnecessary care.A federal indictment unsealed Thursday charges Angela Avetisyan of Glendale with fraud and conspiracy. A Los Angeles doctor, Robert Glazer, was previously charged.Authorities say Avetisyan was Glazer’s office manager and co-owned a Los Angeles home health care agency.The indictment alleges that the two created phony prescriptions and documents used to bil...
  October 31, 2014