President Trump and his aides repeatedly blame MS-13 gang violence on undocumented immigrants, but officials say few detained minors have gang ties.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin alleged defamation over an editorial that linked the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) to an ad circulated by Palin that put Democratic districts in crosshairs. The Times issued a correction, saying there was no link between political rhetoric and the shooting of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ).
In 2008 Sandra Hutchens vowed to be a “change agent” and clean house in the Orange County, Ca., Sheriff’s Department. Nearly a decade later, facing mounting criticism over her department’s handling of jailhouse informants and the brazen escape by inmates last year, she announced she will not seek re-election.
The judges unanimously upheld a state law that prisoners deemed dangerous can be held at a secure mental health facility after completion of their criminal sentences.
The US Sentencing Commission’s quarterly report shows a decrease in the total number of criminal cases since 2016, despite a slight uptick in the last quarter which appears to be driven by immigration offenses. Immigration and drug crimes made up over 62% of criminal cases in the U.S. between October 2016 and March 2017, with firearms offenses a distant second at 11.8%.