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Cops Crack Down on Anti-Police Internet Threats
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Internet, Police, Social networks, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
Anti-police social media postings have spawned a wave of arrests across the United States in recent days, after the double murder of two New York Police Department officers on Saturday was revealed to be predated by an ominous internet threat.
Ipswich Cat Burglar Theo's 2014 Haul Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: Pet, Cat, Crime, well known criminal )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The owner of a "kleptomaniac cat" which last year stole neighbours' Christmas decorations says she is disappointed with this year's haul. Rachael Drouet's cat Theo is a well-known criminal who uses cat flaps to enter homes in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Public Won't Let Washington Sweep CIA Torture Under the Rug - Russian Diplomat
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Meeting, Russia, Terrorism, USA, Ukraine )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
The Obama administration won't be able to throw the torture issue under the table, as the US Senate report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program has sparked a global public outcry, the Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights ombudsman told RT.
St. Louis Police Release Footage of Fatal Berkeley Shooting
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Police, Shooting, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 3 days ago - rt.com
Police say an 18-year-old teenager who was shot dead by officers in the St. Louis area was armed and had a violent criminal past.
Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges, Faces 17-Year Prison Sentence
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, FBI, Law, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
A former FBI agent pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bribery charges in which he and a confidant attempted to offer someone confidential information about a Bangladeshi politician in exchange for cash.
225 Dogs Seized as Police Break Up Multistate Dog-Fighting Ring
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Court, Crime, History, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
A police raid at more than a dozen homes exposed an East Coast dog-fighting ring involving 225 dogs. Twenty-two people were indicted, with at least 14 facing charges of animal cruelty, dog fighting, and conspiracy.
Secret Report Cited in NSA Surveillance Lawsuit, Govt Silent on Its Existence
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Information Technology, Law, SciTech, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
Civil rights and federal attorneys sparred at a hearing over a case involving domestic dragnet surveillance by the federal government. The plaintiffs argued the searches are illegal, while the government said opponents don't have enough evidence to know.
Republican Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Court, Crime, FBI, Law, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
A Republican congressman who once threatened to throw a TV reporter off a balcony is now facing a 20-count indictment for perjury and tax evasion, including concealing more than $1 million in revenue. He pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud on Monday.
Paint Them Black & White: Italian Circus Busted for Disguising Dogs as Pandas
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Crime, EU, Law )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
Italian police have raided a circus that was making money off painting chow chow puppies as pandas - and charging for a photo with them.
White Milwaukee Former Cop Won't Be Charged in Death of Mentally Ill Black Man
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Hate crimes, Law, Police, Shooting, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
The former Milwaukee, Wisconsin police officer who shot and killed a mentally ill black homeless man in April will not be charged in the shooting because the use of force was justified, the district attorney announced Monday.
Controversial Arizona Sheriff to Challenge Obama Immigration Order in Court
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, DHS, Immigration, Law, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration, aimed at sparing nearly 5 million people from deportation, has prompted hard-line Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio to challenge the measure in court Monday.
'Horrific Statistics': Male Rapes Common in UK Army, DoD Data Reveals
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Human rights, Military, Scandal, Sex, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
At least three rapes and 22 sexual assaults have been carried out against men in the UK military forces over the last two years, the Ministry of Defence revealed under a freedom of information request.
US Prisoner Executions Drop But Are More Painful, Brutal
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Europe, Globalization, History, Human rights, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 8 days ago - rt.com
The numbers of executions in the United States may have declined in 2014, but a new survey says that changes in European law have contributed to a series of botched executions, one lasting as long as two hours and used 15 drug doses.
FBI Mishandled Evidence Throughout United States, Report Says
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, FBI, Information Technology, USA )

Ray
- 8 days ago - rt.com
FBI agents all over the United States have mishandled, wrongly labeled and even lost evidence pertaining to criminal investigations, a critical internal review has found. The Bureau is even storing more weapons and drugs than it has documented.
Dogs Bludgeoned and Killed in Leather Industry
Offbeat  (tags: crime, death, animalcruelty, AnimalWelfare, abuse, dogs )

Greg
- 8 days ago - investigations.peta.org
this is a horrible but vary real video.
 

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