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Law Enforcement & Intelligence
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By Maggie Ybarra - The Washington Times
The national homicide "clearance rate" — that is, local police identifying and arresting killers — has slipped to 64.1 percent from more than 90 percent just 50 years ago amid shrinking budgets, higher closure standards and more crimes being committed by gangs and drug dealers who may have no local footprint and/or encourage a "no-snitch" mentality. Published April 19, 2015
As the Boston Marathon bombing trial wound to a close Monday, a parallel debate continues to rage inside federal law enforcement circles about whether the United States has the capability and resources to track down "lone wolves" like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who admitted helping his elder brother detonate two pressure cooker bombs amid a crowd of thousands.
A group of artists secretly installed a 100-pound bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden on top of a Revolutionary War memorial in a New York City park early Monday.
The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division has spent three days discussing with community groups and individuals in Ferguson, Missouri, the outcome of an investigation and evaluation of the city's police department.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is teaming up with a few Democrats to push a measure that would help state and local law enforcement cover the cost of purchasing or leasing body-worn cameras as part of pilot programs that will test whether the equipment could help increase public trust in law enforcement and bolster public safety.
Yemen's descent into political chaos makes it the latest Mideast nation too dangerous for U.S. officials to operate in — a development intelligence sources say will dangerously limit America's ability to track and target al Qaeda and other extremist terror movements in the region.
Sen. John McCain on Thursday scolded Senate Democratic Whip Richard J. Durbin for accusing Republicans of making Loretta Lynch "sit on the back of the bus" by delaying a confirmation vote on her nomination for attorney general, which could make her the first black female to serve as American's top cop.
Nearly two dozen of the illegal immigrants picked up in a nationwide sweep for criminal aliens earlier this month had previously been approved for President Obama's deportation amnesty, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday.
Mitch McConnell says the Senate must finish a human trafficking bill before it can vote on confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general.
Homeland Security agents netted a suspected child pornographer this week after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made a plea asking the public for tips in locating a man captured on video abusing an 8-year-old girl.
President Obama said Thursday night that the suspect or suspects who shot two Ferguson, Missouri, police officers "need to be arrested."
A Metro Transit Police officer fatally shot a person inside a train tunnel Thursday night near the Potomac Avenue Metro Station, shutting down the D.C. station overnight.
Activists offered their support to the two police officers shot Thursday in Ferguson but acknowledged that the gunfire delivered a setback to the movement as questions surfaced over whether nonstop protests helped provoke the incident.
Within the last two weeks, Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has written two scathing letters to the Department of Justice and the FBI questioning the law enforcement agency's treatment of whistleblowers and its handling of retaliation complaints.
The Justice Department announced Thursday the six cities that will be part of a $4.75 million pilot program to restore trust between police agencies and the communities they serve.
A collection of civil-liberties and free-speech advocates, including the popular Wikipedia site, announced Tuesday they are suing the National Security Agency over its broad surveillance of U.S. Internet traffic, in part based on information gleaned from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Bowing again to opposition from Second Amendment supporters, the Obama administration Tuesday backed off on another gun control proposal, specifically a proposal to ban ammunition commonly used in AR-15 rifles.
As police departments across the country increasingly turn to body cameras to improve officer accountability, the Metropolitan Police Department plans to expand use of cameras among officers following successful completion of a pilot program involving the technology.
The mayor of Ferguson said city officials will hold accountable anyone involved in the targeting of the minority community for tickets and arrests revealed in last week’s Justice Department report.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday the Justice Department has found a "pattern of excessive force" and financial exploitation by law enforcement agencies in Ferguson, Missouri.
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