Crime

Peter McFarlandIn Marin County, California, a man has filed a lawsuit against the county Sheriff's department in response to an incident in which officers tasered him in his own home.

When a drunken young white man stabbed a Muslim cab driver in New York early this week, the reaction came swiftly. The New York Daily News termed him a “boozed-up bigot” in the first four words of its story. “Rider Asks if Cabby Is Muslim, Then Stabs Him,” ran the headline in the New York Times. “Was the Muslim Cab Driver Slashing the First ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Hate Crime?” The Village Voice asked.

CIAThe CIA is worried that the United States will become known as an exporter of terrorism, according to a recent revelation by the Internet whistleblower site WikiLeaks.org.

Notable in the statement from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week that it was charging the State of New Jersey with securities fraud was the lack of fines, punishment, or names of the guilty. The fraud began in 2001 and wasn’t uncovered until the New York Times exposed it in April of 2007.

Joe Frank Garza, a former district attorney for the Texas counties of Brooks and Jim Wells, was indicted late Wednesday, August 18, by a special Jim Wells County Grand Jury.�

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