By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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Antoine Jones, a onetime D.C. nightclub owner whose drug conspiracy case resulted in a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court regarding the government's use of GPS tracking, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
An 18-year-old arrested this week in connection with a December shooting in Southeast D.C. was under high-intensity supervision after his release from jail as he awaited trial in a murder case, according to prosecutors.
A D.C. lawmaker is looking to end the Metropolitan Police Department's long-standing ban on the release of mug shots of people who are arrested — a move she hopes will increase the likelihood of solving other crimes.
Four teenagers will be charged as adults with robberies linked to the recent fatal stabbing of another teen in the Woodley Park Metro Station, according to prosecutors.
The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know whether U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. has the independence to conduct an investigation of his boss, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., as part of a contempt of Congress citation approved by the House in the botched Fast and Furious investigation.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police need to get a search warrant before installing a GPS device on private property used to tail a suspect, siding with a D.C. nightclub owner convicted in what authorities had called the largest cocaine seizure in city history.
Tuesday's Apple Inc. news conference, which launched a rather improved iPhone 4 model, the iPhone 4S, apparently was a letdown to a number of consumers and industry pundits.
D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. has settled a lawsuit that accused him of using grant money and charitable donations for personal golfing trips, hotel stays and a new sport utility vehicle, the Office of the Attorney General said Friday.
A man charged in a weekend shooting near a Caribbean Festival in Northwest was trailing members of a rival gang when he opened fire on them and instead killed an innocent bystander, according to police charging documents.
Metropolitan police arrested seven men Tuesday who they say are linked to a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing large amounts of cocaine in the D.C. area, prosecutors said.
Along with wiretaps, undercover drug buys, cooperating witnesses and other evidence typically seen in major conspiracy cases, federal prosecutors are scouring the Facebook pages of defendants for proof in a potential death penalty trial.
"It is important to remember that the ongoing proceedings involve just one of many government witnesses who testified against Mr. Guandique, including three other women who were stalked or violently attacked by the defendant, and it is premature to cast doubt on the witness' credibility at this point," U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman William Miller said.
"We do not comment on ongoing criminal investigations," Miller said in an email.