May 6, 2013 |
CULIACAN, Mexico — Mexico saw a wave of killings over the weekend, despite what the government says is a drop in the number of deaths related to drug violence. In the northern state of Sinaloa, 17 bodies were found over the weekend, including six dumped in a pile along a highway. The Sinaloa state prosecutors' office said two of the men were decapitated. The discovery on Sunday came just over two weeks after another pile of six bodies was found in another Sinaloa town. State...
March 27, 2013 |
The Calvert County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to assist with investigations of domestic violence and strangulation. The KrimeSite Imager, an ultraviolet alternative light source camera lens and stabilizer, was donated to the sheriff's office by Safe Harbor Inc., the fundraising arm of the Safe Harbor shelter. The shelter is for female victims of domestic violence and their children, Safe Harbor Inc. board member Ed Apple said. Board treasurer Linda Kelley said that when cases of domestic violence...
March 15, 2013 |
Mariska Hargitay, better known as " Law & Order: Special Victims Unit " detective Olivia Benson, is the human intersection of life and art. Precisely, the line between the fictional role she plays and the role she has carved out in real life is approximately a hair's breadth. The passion that television viewers witness on the popular crime show — the rage, the disgust, that curled lip, the twitching eye — may be part of the actor's toolbox, but it's no act. Philosophically, at least, Olivia and...
March 13, 2013 |
Vice President Biden, in Rockville Wednesday to announce a new initiative to curb domestic violence, got personal as he described the effort to eliminate what he called "a blight on the nation's conscience. " "I was raised by a gentle man, a strong man," said Biden of his father, who told him "it was the worst sin of all if a man raised a hand to a woman. " Speaking to an audience of elected officials, victims' advocates and law enforcement personnel Wednesday morning at the...
March 12, 2013 |
Vice President Biden and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday will unveil a new domestic violence initiative and award $2.3 million in grant money as part of a new effort to reduce gun violence , according to a White House official. At an event in Rockville, Biden and Holder plan to introduce the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative — a Justice Department program modeled after state initiatives in Maryland and Massachusetts and intended to...
February 27, 2013 |
Seeking to avoid a protracted and politically damaging fight over reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Republican leaders are prepared to allow the House to vote Thursday on a version of the bill favored by Democrats, an unusual move that acknowledges GOP divisions on the touchy issue. The House will vote first on a Republican version of the bill, which authorizes funding for programs to aid prosecution of domestic violence and sexual assault cases and assist victims.