Baltimore police received an order to “stand down” amid the recent violence and unrest surrounding the death of Freddie Gray that swept the city, according to a Maryland sheriff who was there to help guard City Hall and the Baltimore Police Department headquarters. Wicomico County Sheriff Michael Lewis revealed in an explosive radio interview that law enforcement officers were outraged about the instructions, which contributed to the widespread property damage and looting, and the injuries sustained by about 100 police officers. Critics of the mayor are calling the order "reprehensible" and wondering whether the Obama administration may have played a role in jeoperdizing police, residents, and businesses.
Two people have been indicted and one person has pled guilty in the George Washington Bridge lane closures case that prompted a 16-month federal investigation into New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration.
Last Thursday Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed into law the strongest prohibition yet by any state against accepting “free” used military equipment from the federal government.
Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seems to have a unique (one would hope) method for dealing with rioters: Let them destroy property.
David Petraeus, the former CIA director and retired four-star general who once commanded military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, was sentenced to two years’ probation and fined $100,000 by a federal judge in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 23 after pleading guilty to mishandling classified materials.
The California State Assembly is considering a bill that would permit on-the-spot drug testing of drivers by using “drug breathalyzers." AB 1356 was introduced by Assemblyman Tom Lackey, who cites the increasing use of marijuana as a cause for concern.
Hoping to “send an appropriate and much needed message” to anyone thinking of leaking classified information, the Obama administration is asking a federal judge to impose “a severe sentence” on a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer who was convicted of supplying a journalist with the details of a failed CIA plot to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program.
For decades, FBI hair examiners testified in ways that helped convict criminal defendants even when the evidence was not very strong, a review of criminal cases has found.