Drug-related crime

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, an inmate at the Madera County Jail is taken to a housing unit at the facility in Madera, Calif. Independent researchers say that California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 led to a jump in thefts, particularly car burglaries and shoplifting. The Public Policy Institute of California reported Tuesday, June 12, 2018 that larcenies increased about 9 percent from 2014 to 2016. Thefts from motor vehicles accounted for about three-quarters of the increase. San Francisco alone recorded more than 30,000 auto burglaries in 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 13, 2018 - 8:54 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported. Larcenies increased about 9 percent by 2016, or about 135 more thefts per 100,000 residents than...
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FILE--In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a Customs and Border Patrol agent patrols the international border near Nogales, Ariz. The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent has been wounded in a shooting in southern Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Matt York, file)
June 12, 2018 - 5:52 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was wounded in a shooting on an Arizona ranch near the U.S.-Mexico border before dawn Tuesday in a remote area known for drug and migrant smuggling, the agency and the cattleman who owns the property said. The agent was taken to a hospital after the 4:30 a...
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FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, actress Rose McGowan speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in Detroit. A grand jury in Virginia has indicted the actress on one felony count of cocaine possession. McGowan's trial date will be set Tuesday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
June 12, 2018 - 12:44 pm
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A grand jury in Virginia has indicted actress and activist Rose McGowan on one felony count of cocaine possession. News outlets report a Loudoun County grand jury handed down the indictment Monday. Charging documents say cocaine was found in a wallet McGowan left behind on a...
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June 12, 2018 - 11:15 am
MIAMI (AP) — A Frenchman arrested when he arrived in the United States for a world beard-growing championship pleaded guilty in Miami federal court Tuesday to participating in worldwide online illicit drug sales using the alias "OxyMonster." Gal Vallerius, 36, pleaded guilty to drug distribution...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2015 file photo, laborers work at a construction site at the Palm Jumeirah, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A new report released Tuesday, June 12, 2018, by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies, relying on leaked property data from the city-state, described Dubai’s real-estate market as a haven for money launderers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years. Officials in Dubai said they could not comment on the report. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
June 12, 2018 - 10:12 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for their assets, a new report released Tuesday alleges. The report by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense...
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June 11, 2018 - 1:17 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights organizations called on International Criminal Court prosecutors Monday to investigate atrocities allegedly committed by the Mexican military in a crackdown on drug crime in the Chihuahua region. The rights groups presented a dossier to prosecutors...
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In this Wednesday, June 6, 2018 photo, Chicago Police remain at the scene of a shooting near 47th Street and Prairie Avenue in Chicago. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 7:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer fatally shot a 24-year-old black man who authorities said pulled a gun while running away, prompting questions from the man's family about why the encounter turned deadly. Sgt. Rocco Alioto said the "armed confrontation" Wednesday evening on the city's South...
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This undated image provided by Richmond City Sheriff's Office shows Joshua Yabut. Yabut, charged with driving an armored personnel carrier off base while under the influence of drugs insisted Thursday, June 7, 2018, he was ordered to do so as part of a training exercise and called the charges against him "completely bogus." Yabut, 29, of Richmond, Virginia, was arrested in downtown Richmond following a two-hour police chase. (Richmond City Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 3:41 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Army National Guard officer charged with driving an armored personnel carrier off base while under the influence of drugs insisted Thursday he was ordered to do so as part of a training exercise and called the charges against him "completely bogus." But a spokesman for the...
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Alice Marie Johnson, left, and her daughter Katina Marie Scales wait to start a TV interview on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Memphis, Tenn. Johnson, 63, whose life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump thanked him on Thursday for "having mercy" and said reality TV star Kim Kardashian West saved her life. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).
June 07, 2018 - 11:43 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A woman whose life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump thanked him on Thursday for "having mercy" and said reality TV star Kim Kardashian West saved her life. After flexing his clemency powers once again, Trump tweeted: "Good luck to Alice Johnson. Have a wonderful...
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This combination photo shows President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Moon Township, Pa., on March 10, 2018, left, and Kim Kardashian West at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront in New York on May 15, 2017. Kardashian West arrived at the White House for a meeting with presidential senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law. She has urged the president to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who is serving a life sentence without parole for a nonviolent drug offense. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 06, 2018 - 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing his clemency powers once again, President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the life sentence of a woman whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. "BEST NEWS EVER!!!!" was the exuberant Twitter response from Kardashian West, who visited the White...
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