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Maine Lawmakers Push for Law to Grant Oversight of Drug Forfeiture Proceeds

October 2, 2008

Members of the Maine Legislature’s Criminal Justice Committee say they will push for a law in January requiring legislative approval before state law enforcement agencies can spend money forfeited by drug dealers, a move triggered by Maine State Police recently purchasing a new airplane at a cost of $345,000.

L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Charged in Sexual Torture of His Wife, Her Alleged Lover

October 2, 2008
After tricking his wife into introducing him to her lover, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy held the couple captive overnight at an Irvine apartment complex where he beat them, forced them to undress at knife point and ordered the woman to castrate her younger suitor, authorities alleged Wednesday.

Soros-Backed California Ballot Proposition Would Overhaul Sentencing of Drug Offenders

October 2, 2008
The Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act, funded in part by billionaire George Soros, would be "the most ambitious sentencing and prison reform in U.S. history," according to the Drug Policy Alliance Network, a primary sponsor.

NYPD Admits Error in Death of Disturbed Man

September 26, 2008
NYPD brass said yesterday that the two cops involved in the death of a nude, mentally unstable Brooklyn man who toppled from a ledge after being Tasered had apparently screwed up, and moved swiftly to sideline them.

Albuquerque Officer Killed in Home Shotgun Accident

September 26, 2008
Lt. Todd Parkins, 38, was killed Wednesday when his shotgun accidentally went off inside his Cedar Crest home. He was standing near his wife and one of his sons when the gun went off.

Naked Man Falls 10 Feet to His Death After Stunned by Cops in Brooklyn Standoff

September 26, 2008
Inman Morales, brandishing a fluorescent light tube, plunged 10 feet and landed headfirst on the pavement outside his Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment building. He was declared dead at Kings County Hospital.

Chicago PD Down Hundreds of Cops, Crime Rising

September 26, 2008
The Chicago Police Department is down hundreds of officers despite pledges by City Hall to boost the force to combat growing violent crime, police union and department officials confirmed Wednesday.

San Diego Officer Cleared in Shooting of Man Who Stabbed K-9

September 26, 2008
The San Diego County District Attorney's Office has concluded that a police officer was justified in using deadly force in January against a drunk, knife-wielding man who stabbed the officer's police dog several times.

Undercover Denver Police Unit Praised by Brass

September 26, 2008
The small group has used their brains rather than their guns to outwit and arrest 933 fugitives, including 58 suspected of murder or attempted murder, 124 wanted on sex crimes, 155 gang members and 209 sought on domestic-violence charges.

Georgia Officer’s Family Angered by Execution Delay

September 25, 2008
Arm-in-arm with the Rev. Al Sharpton, Troy Davis’ exultant family and a busload of supporters sang, wept and prayed Tuesday when they learned he was granted a temporary reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court just hours before he was to be executed.
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