Despite a disciplinary board recommending two dozen firings, most of the agents involved in a racist private Facebook group received nothing more than suspensions and letters of reprimand. Only two were actually fired, and one who posted some of the most offensive images was allowed to retire with disability and benefits.
California has given away at least $20 billion to criminals in the form of fraudulent unemployment benefits, confirming a number smaller than originally feared but one that still accounts for more than 11 percent of all benefits paid since the start of the pandemic.
As part of the latest overhaul by the Biden administration aimed at treating cyber threats as a top-tier national-security issue, the State Department is creating a new bureau of cyberspace and digital policy to be led by a Senate-confirmed ambassador-at-large and a new, separate special envoy for critical and emerging technology.
Federal Judge Theodore D. Chuang has decided to consider adding a “terrorism enhancement” to the prison terms of Patrik Mathews and Brian Lemley Jr., two white supremacists who prosecutors said plotted to carry out deadly violence at a Virginia guns-rights rally last year to provoke what one of them called “a full-blown civil war.”
Authorities in Cook County have identified Francis Wayne Alexander, a native of North Carolina who was living in Chicago at the time of his death, as another victim of John Wayne Gacy by using DNA evidence and expanding genealogical databases.
Plaintiffs in the long-delayed lawsuit in federal court against two dozen organizers of the August, 2017 far-right march in Charlottesville, N.C., are accusing the collection of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, Klan sympathizers and other adherents of extremist ideology of plotting to foment the violence that left at least 19 people injured and one woman dead.
Experts say new data confirm fears that the latest gun violence surge has killed more children and teens than in recent years. Some cities getting hit the hardest are New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia.
An attack directly after a natural disaster could create a domino effect leading to a loss of electrical power, water, and disruption of telecommunications and other infrastructure, according to Pew Stateline.
Police Chief Louis Dekmar, who has run the LaGrange, Ga., Police Department for 26 years, is training his officers to shoot for the legs, pelvis or abdomen in situations where they think it could stop a deadly threat without killing the source of that threat.