Skip to content

Law Enforcement & Intelligence

The latest coverage of the law enforcement community and all aspects of the U.S. intelligence.

In this July 12, 1995, file photo, convicted police killer and death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal leaves Philadelphia's City Hall after a hearing. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a one-time death row inmate now serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer spoke to students graduating from a Vermont college on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, encouraging them to strive to transform the world.(AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)

Pa. law signed to curb Mumia Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'

By Michael R. Sisak - Associated Press

Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims. Published October 21, 2014

Recent Stories

** FILE ** In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo)

Snowden pans mass surveillance in Harvard talk

Associated Press

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who revealed details about the government's widespread surveillance operations, told a Harvard Law professor that the Boston Marathon bombings are an example of how threats can be missed even under blanket surveillance.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a news conference dealing with the aftermath of a police shooting of teenager Michael Brown, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The governor declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed after Brown was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Nixon creating group to address Ferguson issues

Associated Press

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will create an independent commission to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Albemarle County police block off a section of Old Lynchburg Road south of Red Hill Road Saturday, OCT. 18, 2014, in Albemarle County, Va. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Andrew Shurtleff)

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

- Associated Press

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.

In this Oct. 19, 2014 photo is the back of a house in Gary, Ind., where the body of a woman was found on Sunday. Police said Sunday that a 43-year-old man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a Motel 6 in the neighboring city of Hammond, Ind., and told investigators where the bodies of three other women could be found in abandoned homes in Gary. Police said Monday that the bodies of seven women have now been found in northwestern Indiana.  (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Jim Karczewsk) MANDATORY CREDIT

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

- Associated Press

Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.

FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md. A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs. The programs provoked worldwide controversy when they were revealed last year by news organizations after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NSA reviewing official's part-time private work

- Associated Press

The National Security Agency is reviewing its decision to allow a top official to work part time for a cybersecurity firm that is pitching its services to the financial sector, the agency said on Friday.

Recent Opinion Columns

Unarmed police are sitting ducks

- The Washington Times

David Grosso, a freshman at-large council member, wants members of the Metropolitan Police Department to serve but not protect. He wants to take their guns away, and he wants us to participate in a love-in of the '60s and '70s variety. Mr. Grosso must be having flashbacks from innocently being in the vicinity of second-hand reefer smoke.

From The Vault