The International Committee of the Red Cross has revealed that hackers have stolen data on over 515,000 “highly vulnerable people,” recipients of aid and services from at least 60 affiliates of the charitable organization worldwide, forcing the aid organization to temporarily halt a program that reunites families torn apart by violence, migration or other tragedies.
Prosecutors described evidence that members of the right-wing militia group had purchased more than $15,000 worth of firearms and related supplies in the days before the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.
Police both within the United States and internationally are reporting that Apple Airtags, quarter-sized Bluetooth devices that retail for $29 each and are used as tracking tools that users can pair with the company’s Find My app to help locate lost belongings, are being used to stalk individuals and target cars for theft
A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has found that 60 percent of people awaiting trial are locked up because they can’t afford bail, but political polarization over the issue has paralyzed efforts at reform.
Families of convicted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik’s victims charge his comfortable prison conditions and ability to spread extremist views through publicized parole hearings are reprehensible.
Police departments in states like Florida and Texas, as well as local Illinois suburbs, are stepping up efforts to aggressively recruit cops from Chicago, where morale has sunk. So-called “lateral” hiring programs, which have recruited more than 50 in the past three years, save money by getting trained cops..
Republican politicians in Georgia, Florida, and Arizona are proposing to establish police forces to hunt exclusively for voter fraud and other election crimes, although none of the states have experiences significant election fraud.
New York is moving to end a requirement that law school graduates report past arrests and police interactions short of convictions in order to become practicing attorneys, following a new report finding that excessive screening discourages people of color from applying to law school and the bar.