Crime & justice

Criminal justice is the delivery of justice to those who have committed crimes. The criminal justice system is a series of government agencies and institutions whose goals are to identify and catch unlawful individuals to inflict a form of punishment on them. Other goals include the rehabilitation of offenders, preventing other crimes, and moral support for victims. The primary institutions of the criminal justice system are the police, prosecution and defense lawyers, the courts and prisons.
  • A Black Security Guard Was Killed By Police As He Tried To Stop A Shooting
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    A Black Security Guard Was Killed By Police As He Tried To Stop A Shooting

    A black security guard was shot dead by a police officer as he held down a

  • Parkland parent says he's 'sick' to his stomach after confessed shooter registers to vote from jail
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    Parkland parent says he's 'sick' to his stomach after confessed shooter registers to vote from jail

    The 20-year-old confessed Parkland shooter registered to vote as a Republican.

  • Authorities announce arrests in slaying of 8 family members
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    Authorities announce arrests in slaying of 8 family members

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A family of four was arrested Tuesday for the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family in rural southern Ohio two years ago, the first break in a case that left a community reeling and surviving family members wondering if answers would ever come.

  • Cleveland Reporter Nikki Delamotte Found Shot to Death at 30
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    Cleveland Reporter Nikki Delamotte Found Shot to Death at 30

    A reporter for Cleveland.com, the website of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, was found shot to death Monday in what the paper said was an apparent homicide. Nikki Delamotte spent two years at the paper where she served as an arts and culture reporter. The suspected murder took place Perrysburg Township, near Toledo, Ohio, while Delamotte was visiting her uncle, who was found dead with her.

  • Trump Claims He Doesn’t Know Matt Whitaker. That's Not What Kellyanne Conway Says.
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    Trump Claims He Doesn’t Know Matt Whitaker. That's Not What Kellyanne Conway Says.

    Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Sunday said President Donald Trump

  • EPA's Southeastern chief indicted on Alabama ethics charges
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    EPA's Southeastern chief indicted on Alabama ethics charges

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The man appointed by President Donald Trump's administration to run the Environmental Protection Agency's Southeastern regional office has been indicted, along with a former business partner, on state ethics charges in Alabama.

  • George Zimmerman gets 1 year probation after no contest plea
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    George Zimmerman gets 1 year probation after no contest plea

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge agreed to let former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman serve probation for a year after his attorney entered a no contest plea Tuesday to resolve a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator associated with a documentary on the black teenager Zimmerman killed.

  • Australian Woman Accused Of Contaminating Strawberries With Needles Out Of Spite
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    Australian Woman Accused Of Contaminating Strawberries With Needles Out Of Spite

    An Australian woman accused of contaminating strawberries with needles

  • Girl's use of family 'code word' to thwart potential kidnapping draws praise from police
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    Girl's use of family 'code word' to thwart potential kidnapping draws praise from police

    Police are hailing the parents of a young Arizona girl for teaching her how to handle "stranger danger" after she asked a man who approached her for a "code word" when he tried to lure her in his vehicle. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office released a warning after the 10-year-old girl apparently thwarted a possible kidnapping.

  • Ex-SS guard 'ashamed' but tells German court he's innocent
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    Ex-SS guard 'ashamed' but tells German court he's innocent

    Münster (Germany) (AFP) - A former Nazi concentration camp guard Tuesday voiced his shame at having been part of the SS but told a German court he was unaware of the systematic killings there. Johann Rehbogen, 94, stands accused of complicity in mass murder at the Stutthof camp near what was then Danzig, now Gdansk, in Poland. In a statement read out by his lawyer, Rehbogen said: "I'm of course ashamed to have been part of the SS.

  • US hate crimes surge in Trump's first year: FBI
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    US hate crimes surge in Trump's first year: FBI

    Hate crimes surged 17 percent in the United States in Donald Trump's first year as president, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a new report Tuesday. The FBI said that 7,175 hate crimes were reported during 2017, compared to 6,121 in 2016. Hate crimes of all types -- based on race, religion, gender and sexual orientation -- were higher.

  • Australian Hells Angel and wife sentenced to death for smuggling ice
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    Australian Hells Angel and wife sentenced to death for smuggling ice

    An Australian Hells Angels bikie and his wife have been sentenced to death in Thailand for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into the country.   Luke Joshua Cook, 34, and Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were arrested at the Bangkok international airport in December last year after arriving off a flight from Australia following a tip off from local police, Daily Telegraph reported. Thai courts sentenced the pair to death after they attempted to smuggle the drugs with an estimated street value of $300million. However, their sentences are expected to be commuted to a life sentence. Personal assets including luxury cars, bikes, guns, money and houses worth $800,000 were forfeited by police.  A spokeswoman

  • China wants a new world order. At the U.N., NGOs secretly paid cash to promote Beijing’s vision.
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    China wants a new world order. At the U.N., NGOs secretly paid cash to promote Beijing’s vision.

    Hong Kong official Patrick Ho was indicted on foreign bribery and money-laundering charges, but the probe into Ho, his nonprofit and the U.N. wasn’t about just corruption.

  • Young Man Explains Viral Video Of Girlfriend Keying His Car
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    Young Man Explains Viral Video Of Girlfriend Keying His Car

    A man who admits to being in an abusive relationship recalls one night when his girlfriend keyed his car, and the video went viral.

  • Jury delay snarls El Chapo's US drug trial
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    Jury delay snarls El Chapo's US drug trial

    Juror complications on Tuesday delayed opening statements in the New York trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals accused of spending a quarter of a century smuggling cocaine into the United States. The seven women and five men were to determine whether Guzman is guilty on 11 trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges during what is expected to be a more than four-month trial. The New York Post reported that an "anxious and upset" juror brought a doctor's note saying she could not serve on the jury.