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Man Sentenced to 22 Years for L.A. Terror Plot

June 23, 2008
A man who planned attacks on military installations and synagogues in the Los Angeles area for an Islamic terrorist cell was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison today for conspiring to wage war against the United States.

Suspect in California Cop Shooting Killed in Fierce Gun Battle on 91 Freeway

June 23, 2008
Anaheim police Sgt. Tim Schmidt said the fatal gunfight took place shortly after midnight as officers attempted to pull over the suspect as he fled east on the 91 Freeway. The man ran into traffic near Brookhurst Street, hitting other vehicles and disabling his own car, Schmidt said. The suspect then exited his vehicle, armed with a handgun, Schmidt said. Taking cover behind other cars, the suspect exchanged gunfire with at least two officers and was shot, Schmidt said.

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.

FBI Says Charlotte Officers Helped Drug Dealer

June 19, 2008
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers Gerald Holas and Jason Ross are accused of helping a suspected drug dealer avoid police detection and protecting his illegal drug activity, according to the FBI.

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.

Phoenix Anti-Graffiti Program Nets 15 Arrests

June 18, 2008
Phoenix police announced Tuesday that a new anti-graffiti program has netted 15 arrests in the past two months. Most of the suspects are gang-affiliated teens between the ages of 13 to 17, police said. The suspects were arrested in the Maryvale police precinct in connection with approximately $40,000 worth of damage, police said at a Tuesday press conference.

Conflict Continues Between N.H. Patrol and Troopers

June 18, 2008
After nearly nine years of working separately—and at times contentiously—New Hampshire state troopers and highway patrol officers were joined in January in the name of efficiency and harmony. But while Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes has said both sides will be expected to "play in the same sandbox," the rivalry lingers in their ongoing court battles.

N.C. State Trooper Shot to Death Near Canton

June 18, 2008
A North Carolina state Highway Patrol trooper was shot and killed Tuesday night during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 near here, authorities said. Lt. Everett Clendenin, public information officer for the patrol, said in a news release that the trooper had stopped a vehicle in the eastbound lanes of I-40 near exit 31 at around 10:20 p.m.

$2.5 Million Settlement Couldn't Keep California Gang Member from His Old Friends

June 18, 2008
Nobody wanted Jose Luis Muñoz to fail. The Anaheim gang member raised by a single mother had received a second chance -- or maybe it was his first -- to turn his life around when he settled a lawsuit against the city and police for $2.5 million.

Arizona Police Horse Assaulted in Weekend Incident

June 18, 2008
Two men were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of assaulting Tempe, Ariz., officers. One also allegedly hit an officer's horse.
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