NSA contractor indicted over mammoth theft of classified data

Feb 8 (Reuters) – A former National Security Agency contractor was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges he willfully retained national defense information, in what U.S. officials have said may have been the largest heist of classified government information in history. The indictment alleges that Harold Thomas Martin, 52, spent up…

Orlando police officer fatally shot, manhunt for suspect

Jan 9th 2017 11:09AM Jan 9 (Reuters) – An Orlando, Florida, police officer was fatally shot near a shopping center on Monday, prompting a manhunt for a suspect and causing area schools to be put on lockdown as a precaution. The Orlando Police Department has identified the victim as Master Sgt. Debra Clayton. Local media…

Documentary Exposes The Loophole That Led To Mass Incarceration

Angela Davis appears in the new Netflix documentary 13th, which explores how the United States became the country with the world’s largest prison population, and why a disproportional number of those prisoners are black. Netflix Like most Americans of every skin color, I wish I no longer had to think about race. It’s uncomfortable, it’s…

Three dead, dozen wounded in shooting at Los Angeles party

Oct 15th 2016 9:42AM Oct 15 (Reuters) – Three people were killed and a dozen wounded when gunfire erupted at a Los Angeles party overnight, a police spokesman said on Saturday. The wounded were transported to hospitals, and two or three were in critical condition, the spokesman at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Division…

Backpage.com CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Carl Ferrer, chief executive of advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges including pimping, as authorities investigate the company which has been accused of facilitating sex trafficking of minors. The attorneys general of Texas and California said in a statement that Ferrer had been taken into…

Cops still make a marijuana arrest every 49 seconds

Support for marijuana legalization might be at a national all-time high, but not a single minute passes in U.S. without a cop pinching someone for weed. Crime data released by the FBI shows that police made 643,000 marijuana-related arrests in 2015, the lowest it’s been in 20 years. That figure still translates to a pot…