Review Finds Government Policies on Use of Non-Lethal Force Inconsistently Enforced
Law Enforcement
Review Finds Government Policies on Use of Non-Lethal Force Inconsistently Enforced
2021-12-16 19:00:20
by Brock Blasdell

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office released a report Thursday detailing the use and oversight of less-lethal force by federal agencies during last year’s riotous civil demonstrations in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Oregon.  The report, which was commissioned by the... Read More

Student Kills 3, Wounds 8 at Oxford High School in Michigan

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to a hospital, authorities said. Eight other people... Read More

Law Enforcement
Authorities Say They’re Ready, Come What May, for Saturday’s J6 Rally
2021-09-17 21:05:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Empty streets, a large police presence and a smattering of tourists taking photographs of the newly installed security fence lent a somber air to Capitol Hill Friday as preparations continued for Saturday’s J6 rally. It was a reminder,... Read More

Law Enforcement
Police Planning to Reinstall Capitol Fence Ahead of Rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials concerned by the prospect for violence at a rally in the nation's capital next week are planning to reinstall protective fencing that surrounded the U.S. Capitol for months after the Jan. 6 insurrection, according... Read More

Law Enforcement
Police Cannot Search Homes in Name of ‘Community Caretaking,’ Supreme Court Rules
2021-05-19 17:44:43
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that a longstanding exception to the Fourth Amendment does not permit police to search private homes without a warrant. The “community caretaking” exception originates from the 1973 case Cady v. Dombrowski, in... Read More

FBI Accessing Private Servers to Subvert Cyberattacks
2021-04-30 18:50:05
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — In a covert operation to undercut hacking groups’ attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Exchange email program, the FBI has begun accessing hundreds of vulnerable computers in the United States to remove malicious web shells.  Web shells, interfaces... Read More

Law Enforcement
Asian Americans Seek Protection Against Hate Crimes
2021-03-18 22:29:50
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The day before actor Daniel Dae Kim testified to Congress Thursday about hate crimes against Asian Americans, he talked about an attack on his sister while he was being interviewed on CNN. “She was running in her own... Read More

‘War’ Report from FBI Overlooked Before Capitol Riot
2021-02-24 14:35:41
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers repeated their conviction at a Senate hearing Tuesday that never again should insurrectionists be allowed to attack the U.S. Capitol like they did on Jan. 6 while acknowledging huge security lapses. They reviewed failures in intelligence reports,... Read More

Garland Pledges to be ‘Lawyer for the People’
2021-02-23 15:58:08
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Merrick Garland brought his middle-of-the-road opinions of justice to a Senate hearing Monday to help lawmakers decide whether to confirm him as the next U.S. attorney general. Garland is a federal judge who also is President Joe Biden’s... Read More

Pelosi Says Capitol Protectors Will Receive Congressional Gold Medal
2021-02-11 19:57:42
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she will soon bestow the Congressional Gold Medal on the Capitol Police and other law enforcement personnel who protected the Capitol when it was attacked by rioting Trump supporters on Jan.... Read More

In The News
Law Enforcement: We'll Be Ready for Joe Biden's Inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, they'll be ready. The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week. But the two events aren't... Read More

Law Enforcement
Drug Policy Analysts Tell Congress New Strategy Needed Against Cartels
2020-12-04 15:22:25
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Drug policy analysts told a congressional committee Thursday that the U.S. government has largely failed to stop illegal drug smuggling because of an unfocused strategy against the cartels. Instead, they recommended flexibility that seeks solutions based on local... Read More

Senate Watch
ME Senate: Sara Gideon (D)
2020-10-28 16:06:10
by TWN Staff

About Gideon: Sara Gideon is speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. Under governors of both parties, Gideon has shown an ability to deliver results. She’s made expanding access to affordable health care a priority by helping pass a law... Read More

Political News
Congress Reviews Police Actions Against Portland and D.C. Protesters
2020-07-29 14:30:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Recent police action against protesters fell under criticism during two congressional hearings Tuesday. Some accusations of wrongdoing were directed at U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who Democratic lawmakers accused of abusing his authority by authorizing excessive force against... Read More

Berkeley Votes To Replace Police With Unarmed City Workers in Traffic Stops
2020-07-15 15:44:02
by Gaspard Le Dem

The city of Berkeley in Northern California will become the first U.S. city to remove police from traffic stops in an effort to reduce racial profiling and avoid deadly run-ins between law enforcement and Black drivers. On Wednesday morning, the... Read More

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