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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to law enforcement officials about transnational organized crime and gang violence at the Federal Courthouse Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Boston. Sessions has called crime groups, like MS-13, "one of the gravest threats to American safety." (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Violent crime, homicides in U.S. on rise: FBI

Violent crime rose by 4 percent and homicides by 8 percent in the United States in 2016, marking the second consecutive year of increases those categories, according to FBI crime data released Monday. Published September 25, 2017

In this June 8, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Comey greeted by jeers from students at Howard University appearance

Protesters attempted to drown out remarks given by former FBI Director James Comey as he delivered a convocation address at Howard University on Friday. The protest began as Mr. Comey took to the podium, with a group in the back of the auditorium singing "We Shall Not be Moved" and later chanting slogans including "No justice, no peace." Published September 22, 2017

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 8, 2017, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing, "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election." (Associated Press) **FILE**

Sally Yates to join Georgetown Law as lecturer

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, who was fired after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend President Trump's original travel ban in court, has landed a new position at Georgetown Law. Published September 21, 2017

Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Manafort calls for probe into wiretap, release of intercepts

The Justice Department's Inspector General should investigate leaks that indicate U.S. authorities wiretapped President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and transcripts of the intercepts should be publicly released, his spokesman said Tuesday. Published September 19, 2017

In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Andrew Harnik File)

House passes federal asset forfeiture reform bill

The police practice of seizing cash or property linked to suspected criminal activity is taking flak on Capitol Hill, and groups advocating for reforming federal asset forfeiture rules see the effort taking off this year. Published September 18, 2017

In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a press briefing the State of Texas Emergency Command Center at Department of Public Safety headquarters in Austin, Texas. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Sanctuary city compliance doesn't bother some police departments

Law enforcement agencies across the country have used Justice Department grants to pay for everything from new police dogs to body-worn cameras for officers — funds the Trump administration has threatened to pull if cities decline to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Published September 14, 2017

In this file photo taken Aug. 18, 2014, police are in riot gear work to disperse a crowd of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Groups seek moratorium on military surplus program

A coalition of civil rights groups is asking Congress to implement a moratorium on a controversial program that provides surplus military equipment to local police departments until lawmakers can improve oversight of the program. Published September 13, 2017