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Criminal Justice System

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Reuters

More than a dozen people have been arrested in the US on suspicion of trying to provide money and weapons including surface-to-air missiles to Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, U.S. officials said. [Only the gov't. can supply weapons.]

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USA Today

[We will owe the Ramseys an apology for thinking the worst, if true.] A former schoolteacher was arrested in Thailand in the slaying of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey, a sensational murder case that frustrated police for nearly a decade.

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Detroit Free Press

Charges against two groups of Arab Americans arrested with hundreds of prepaid cell phones teetered in Michigan and collapsed in Ohio as authorities said they lacked evidence that the men intended to use the phones for evil.

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NY Times

The men had just exchanged their prison garb for jeans, T-shirts and slip-on sneakers but were still in handcuffs as they boarded the plane, where they were shackled to bolts in the floor and surrounded by more than 20 armed soldiers. About 14 hours

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AP

Prosecutors plan to keep an eye on Madonna's weekend concert in Duesseldorf to see if the pop diva repeats the mock crucifixion scene that has drawn fire from religious leaders. [Some people will do anything to get into a concert.]

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AP

Arizona's Counter-Terrorism Information Center issued an advisory to law enforcement officials statewide saying there is a possible increase in suspicious purchases of prepaid cellphones occurring nationwide.

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AP

[Terrorism charges all in vogue.] The FBI said it had no information to indicate that the three Texas men arrested with about 1,000 cell phones in their van had any direct connection to known terrorist groups.

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BBC News

[Meanwhile doctors are prosecuted for mercy killing those they had to abandon.] In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while thousands fled New Orleans, the city's prisoners were trapped. What really happened to those left behind, and how crucial

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CNET News

Josh Wolf, a 24-year-old freelance journalist, made headlines last week as the first known blogger to be thrown into federal prison for not cooperating with judiciary officials. One of the Internets earliest video bloggers, Wolf refused to testify

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AP

Homemaking entrepreneur Martha Stewart will pay about $195,000 and cannot serve as the director of a public company for five years under a settlement on civil insider trading charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Reuters

Thousands of criminal cases are backed up after Katrina flooded 80 percent of New Orleans, destroying evidence, leading many police who were witnesses for potential prosecutions to move away, and damaging jails and offices of the city district attorn

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Washington Post

Complicating the lawyers' task is the classified nature of much of the evidence and the difficulty they have in meeting with Padilla, who is kept in his maximum-security cell at a federal detention center 23 hours a day.

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LiveScience.com

Labeling idleness a crime may have been a bit strict, but the justice system in medieval England should never be considered backwards. Punishments for offenses in those days were perhaps even more sensible and humane than they are now, say some histo

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Reuters

A federal judge rejected arguments that the retrial of a Jordanian accused of lying about whether he knew one of the September 11 hijackers should be moved because jurors in New York were biased. Lawyers for Osama Awadallah, 26, had argued for a c

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Washington Post

A draft Bush administration plan for special military courts seeks to expand the reach and authority of such ''commissions'' to include trials, for the first time, of people who are not al Qaeda members or the Taliban and are not dire

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Washington Post

The military's top uniformed lawyers criticized key provisions of a proposed new US plan for special military courts, affirming that they did not see eye to eye with the senior Bush administration political appointees who developed the plan and p

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Las Vegas Sun

City marshals blocked a radio personality from feeding homeless people at a City Hall park, and issued summonses to a television news crew covering a publicity protest against a ban on "mobile soup kitchens."

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AP

... claim rogue police officers were involved in the killing. The lawsuit ended in a mistrial last year when it was discovered that a police detective intentionally hid statements by a jailhouse informant linking the killing to 2 former officers.

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