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Brian Hutchinson: Of course Mr. Big confessions work. They rely on coercion, inducements and threats

“Because of the nature of Mr. Big operations, concerns arise as to the reliability of the confessions they produce.”

Well, that’s putting it mildly.

Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michael Moldaver used supreme caution when he wrote the line into a 118-page decision, released Thursday, on the long, sad case of accused murderer Nelson Hart. 698 more words

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A Police Officer Had To Remind People Not To Contact Law Enforcement Over Facebook Being Down

Facebook went down for a little bit earlier today. Did you notice? It was down for a little bit, and then it came back up. That sure was a very minor inconvenience, wasn’t it? 123 more words

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New Philly police contract gives Ramsey more powers

By Troy Graham (Inquirer) – A day after six Philadelphia police narcotics officers were charged in a sprawling federal corruption probe, Mayor Nutter announced Thursday that an arbitrator has awarded police a new contract that gives the commissioner long-sought powers to transfer officers in and out of the department’s drug and internal affairs units. 243 more words

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Orchard Mesa Homicide Update 3: Suspect's Booking Photo Released #GVCopbeat

Additional information has been made public regarding the homicide in Orchard Mesa on July 13, 2014 :

At this point in the investigation we are now able to make the suspect’s booking photo public.   190 more words

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Lessons learned from a father's deadly encounter

Three years after former NFL player David Lee “Deacon” Turner was shot and killed by Kern County Sheriffs, family and friends gathered at the scene of the shooting to memorialize his death. 59 more words

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Some residents support fines to prevent graffiti

Interviews with adults and youth showed support for the city’s resolution to fine parents of minors accused of vandalizing public and private property. But to some, the fines seem disproportionate to the crime. 48 more words

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