When Raj Rajaratnam (left), founder of Galleon Management, was convicted on all 14 counts of insider trading earlier this month, it made the phones ring in lawyers’ offices all across the country. Rajaratnam was only one of 47 people charged but he was by far the biggest fish caught in the net set by United States attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara. It took Bharara’s office 9 months of wire-tapping Rajaratnam’s phone, and 18 months of additional investigative work to get the convictions, and Bharara was ecstatic: “The message today is clear – there are rules and there are laws, and they apply to everyone, no matter who you are or how much money you have. ”

A confrontation earlier this year between Philadelphia police and Mark Fiorino over the Pennsylvania man's open carrying of a firearm has led to charges of disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment against Fiorino, with a possible two years of imprisonment if he is convicted, Fox News reported.

immigrationFor Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata …

It was 11 days until Christmas and Detroit-born Brian Terry was looking forward to leaving the U.S.-Mexico border at the end of the week for a holiday visit with his family in his home state of Michigan. He had joined the Border Patrol three and one-half years before and had quickly excelled, becoming a member of the elite BORTAC (Border Tactical) Unit detailed out of the Naco, Arizona, station. A rugged, muscular, 6-foot-4 athlete, prior to the Border Patrol he had served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps — including a combat tour in Iraq during Desert Storm — had gone on to college, and then served nine years as a police officer in Lincoln Park, Michigan, a downriver suburb south of Detroit.

After Omar Thornton gunned down eight men at Hartford Distributors in August, the major media quickly began assigning blame — to Hartford Distributors.

The U.S. Secret Service pulled a 7th grader out of class for questioning at a Tacoma middle school about a posting he made on Facebook, prompting outrage from the boy’s mother who says she was not consulted by authorities. Now, the story is attracting international attention.

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