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Three Children Rescued During Dallas SWAT Standoff

June 27, 2008
A SWAT team called to a standoff at a southeast Dallas home early Thursday freed three children from inside and arrested two assault suspects. Detectives arrived in the 8700 block of Slay Street in Pleasant Grove about 4:35 a.m. to serve three felony warrants at the house. They saw movement inside, but no one answered the door

Supreme Court Rules Americans Have Right to Own Handguns

June 26, 2008
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices' first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history.

Federal Prosecution of Illegal Immigrants Soars

June 19, 2008
The Bush administration has sharply ratcheted up prosecutions of illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year, with increases so dramatic that immigration offenses now account for as much as half the nation's federal criminal caseload.

Oakland Police Raids Net Arrests of Reputed Gang Leaders

June 18, 2008
Oakland police arrested on Tuesday the alleged leader of a violent West Oakland gang and more than 30 of his accomplices who authorities linked to several homicides and a series of restaurant takeover robberies as well as carjackings, drug and weapons trafficking.

Louisiana House Votes for Castration for Sex Offenders

June 14, 2008
he House gave lopsided approval Wednesday to a bill that would allow chemical or physical castration as a punishment for some sex crimes. On a 69-14 vote, House members approved Senate Bill 144 by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Abbeville, sending it back to the Senate for approval of House committee changes.

Sheriff Arpaio Must Give Court Statement in K-9's Heat Death

June 7, 2008
After months of fighting to avoid being interviewed, Sheriff Joe Arpaio must give a deposition in the case of a Chandler officer whose police dog died last August while trapped in a hot patrol vehicle, a judge has ruled.

N.C. Legislature Considers Bill to Give Sex Offenders More Time

June 5, 2008
A bill before the North Carolina legislature would toughen sex crime penalties, sending some violent offenders who target children to prison for at least 25 years and then monitoring more of them by GPS satellites when they do get out.

Unconventional Officer Commands San Francisco's Tenderloin Station

May 31, 2008
SFPD's Capt. Gary Jimenez isn't your typical cop. He can be unconventional, blunt and offbeat. He's come up with some comments that left the higher-ups wincing. He's also got some ideas - like his recent suggestion to start a Tenderloin safe injection center where drug addicts could shoot up under medical supervision - that have residents sputtering in opposition.

L.A. Mayor Announces "Anti-Gang," Anti-Gun Measures

May 30, 2008
The proposed ordinances include banning .50-caliber, military-style ammunition; licensing ammunition vendors; requiring gun-store owners to make regular gun inventories and report to local law enforcement; and outlawing installation of secret gun compartments in vehicles.

Seattle Man Gets 20 Years for 1994 Murder of Officer, Can Be Paroled in a Few Years

May 29, 2008
Family and fellow officers of a Seattle policeman who was shot to death almost 14 years ago packed a courtroom for what they hoped would be the last time Tuesday to see a man sentenced once again for the 1994 murder.
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