December 14, 2012 |
NEWTOWN, Conn.--A shooting rampage in this small Connecticut town on Friday morning left 28 people dead, including 20 children killed inside their elementary school, authorities said. The dead included the suspected gunman, whom law enforcement sources identified as Adam Lanza, 20. Police said that Lanza first apparently killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, at the home they shared in Newtown. Then he drove in her car to Sandy Hook Elementary, the school at which Nancy Lanza taught kindergarten.
September 20, 2012 |
AFTER A TWO-YEAR struggle, a federal judge this week authorized Arizona law enforcement agencies to require officers to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally. Wearing the wrong clothes, speaking with the wrong accent or having the wrong skin color could land you in hot water in Arizona. The state's "show me your papers" provision — one of the most bitterly contested parts of the obnoxious immigration law enacted in 2010 — is...
January 7, 2013 |
The United States spends more on immigration enforcement than on all other major federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined, and it has increased that spending dramatically over the past quarter-century, according to a report released Monday by the nonpartisan Washington-based Migration Policy Institute. The report, "Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery," found that the U.S. government spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement in 2012.
February 19, 2012 |
When law enforcement authorities need help investigating heinous sex crimes against children or assistance tracking down child sex offenders who have not complied with state registry requirements, they often turn to Michael Bourke. As chief psychologist for the U.S. Marshals Service Behavioral Analysis Unit, Bourke provides local, state and federal law enforcement officials with critical psychological insights into the minds of sex offenders. This includes providing behavioral profiles to narrow a list of...
April 23, 2013
Thank you to E.J. Dionne Jr. for his delightful tribute to Boston [" To Boston, with love ," op-ed, April 18]. I would like to see him write an addendum recognizing the city's law enforcement workers now that a successful conclusion of the manhunt for the bombing suspects has been reached. I, too, grew up in the "neighborhood of Boston" — anything within 30 or so miles may be designated as the city — and remember well the Boston police. Nearly always Irish, and armed with only a billy...
June 19, 2008 |
After 21 years as a police officer and spokeswoman for the Prince George's County police, Cpl. Diane Richardson is retiring from that post to become the civilian spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriff's Office. As the voice of the Prince George's law enforcement agency, Richardson relayed information about major crimes and violence to reporters. Despite conflicts sometimes with journalists, Richardson earned the respect of reporters and law enforcement colleagues alike. Ironically, her public information job came by chance.