FBI: Surge in Hate Crimes Largest Since 9/11

The number of hate crimes reported in 2016 was already the most in the past five years. That trend sadly continued into 2017, with the FBI reporting a surge in hate crimes unseen since the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Especially troubling was the spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes, coupled with several incidents …

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Texas Serial Package Thief Arrested Before Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means? Package theft will be on the rise. Officers in Williamson County, Texas have been on the lookout for one prolific thief, active since mid October. Last week, they caught the culprit. Surprised? Don’t be! According the Sheriff Chody and his Twitter account, “Williamson County doesn’t …

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Alexa, Whodunnit? Judge Wants Amazon Echo Recordings in Double Homicide Case

Christine Sullivan and Jenna Pellegrini were stabbed multiple times in a home in Farmington, New Hampshire in January 2017 and their bodies laid under a tarp in the backyard. Among the possible evidence police gathered from the home was an Amazon Echo smart speaker device in the kitchen. Prosecutors believe the device may have been …

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Mail-Bombing Spree Suspect Indicted on 30 Counts

Cesar Sayoc, the person accused of sending pipe bombs to foes of President Trump, has been indicted on 30 federal counts associated with using the U.S. Mail to send weapons of mass destruction, and threatening interstate commerce. The indictment claims Sayoc mailed 16 bombs to various addresses throughout the country, listing in detail five of …

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Mom Charged in Hurricane Death of Her Toddler

The Carolinas are still reeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, but some residents are feeling it more than others. Dazia Ideah Lee literally lost her one-year-old son, Kaiden Lee-Welch. And now she is being charged with involuntary manslaughter. Mother’s Son Killed by Flood Tides On September 16, 2018, Lee-Welch was trying to escape from …

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Legal Defenses to Parental Child Abduction, Kidnapping

Parental child abduction is unfortunately not uncommon, and can have unintended devastating effects — on the abduction parent’s rights and the child’s well-being. It occurs when a family member, usually a parent, kidnaps or conceals a child for any length of time. Not all states require force or fear of force when it comes to …

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Pipe Bombs Mailed to Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN: What Charges Could Be Filed?

Former Democrat President Barack Obama. Obama administration CIA director John Brennan. Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder. Former Obama secretary of state and Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Billionaire George Soros, who has contributed to progressive and liberal causes. All five were targeted by pipe bombs yesterday, a seemingly coordinated plot that also involved Representative …

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