The estate of a man who was shot dead in Portland, Oregon last year is suing the city over its approach to public safety. Portland Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler, Multnomah District Attorney Mike Schmidt, and other city officials “created a vacuum...
A former ISIS terrorist on Sept. 2 pleaded guilty to the “brutal” kidnapping, torture, and deaths of four Americans, two of whom were journalists, the Justice Department announced. Alexanda Amon Kotey, a former British citizen, served as an ISIS terrorist and participated in the captivity...
The number of “ambush-style” attacks on law enforcement officers has leapt this year, a national police union says. Data show 83 officers were shot in 67 separate ambush-style attacks between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, according to the National Fraternal Order of...
An award of up to $5 million is being offered by the U.S. State Department for information on a Chinese fentanyl trafficker. Zhang Jian, 42, a key leader of a transnational criminal organization that manufactured fentanyl and fentanyl analogues from at least...
The FBI allegedly paid a publisher of white supremacist literature more than $144,000 over 16-plus years to serve as a confidential informant, according to recent filings in an ongoing domestic extremism case. These allegations were made earlier this month by Kaleb Cole, an accused...
A human trafficking operation joined by 12 states has rescued 47 victims and arrested 102 people, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced on Aug. 27. “Using both buyer-centric and victim-centric ‘sting’ human trafficking operations, Missouri and participating states were able to rescue...
The U.S. Capitol Police late Thursday determined that the area around the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., is safe, and that there was no bomb in a truck as claimed by a suspect who sparked an “active bomb threat” near Capitol...
David Mikkelson, often writing under a pseudonym, copied and pasted entire paragraphs from news websites Snopes, a fact-checking website, has retracted at least 54 articles after finding its co-founder and CEO repeatedly plagiarized content from other websites. David Mikkelson, the Snopes...
'Largest meth drug smuggling seizure' along southwest border to date: CBP The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday announced the seizure of some 2.8 tons’ worth of methamphetamine and fentanyl powder in California. Border Patrol officers at the Otay Mesa Commercial Facility found the...
A Coast Guard vessel offloaded the largest single haul of interdicted illegal drugs worth more than $1.4 billion on Thursday in Port Everglades, Florida. Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded around 59,700 pounds of cocaine and 1,430 pounds of marijuana, the largest single...
Yeonmi Park was mugged by African-American women but was prevented from calling police by white bystanders who said it would be “racist.”
Crime and incident-tracking app Citizen is offering up to $25 per hour for people in New York and Los Angeles to livestream videos from the scenes of crimes and other incidents, such as house fires, according to the New York Post. The app, which is...
Washington D.C.’s chief of police said the city’s criminal justice system is too lenient on criminals and is now contributing to a recent spike in crime that included a shooting near the popular Logan Circle this week. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee...
In response to sharp increases in violent crime, President Biden stressed again last week that his administration is focused on “stemming the flow of firearms used to commit violent crimes.” But critics warn that this “guns first” approach ignores a basic fact—about 92% of...