New anti-hazing law signed in Pennsylvania after death of Penn State student

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new anti-hazing law prompted by the death of a Penn State student after a night of drinking in a fraternity house early last year was signed Friday by Pennsylvania\'s governor. Gov. Tom Wolf called it \"long overdue\" as he put his signature on legislation to enact stricter criminal penalties and permit ...

Do The Nation’s Prosecutors Need Help?

Despite their undeniable power over criminal cases, many prosecutors are overworked, understaffed, and in need of guidance from researchers. That was how some experts portrayed them at a conference held Thursday by the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academy of Sciences. The committee has sponsored studies of many criminal justice issues over the ...

State’s attorneys upset over loss of grant to fight domestic, sexual violence

By Bob Audette, Brattleboro Reformer BRATTLEBORO — For nearly two decades, state\'s attorneys and victim advocates in Windham, Bennington and Franklin counties have depended on federal funding to help pay for personnel to investigate and prosecute domestic and sexual violence. In Windham County, that money paid for a part-time investigator, a prosecutor as well as an ...

Senate easily passes sweeping opioids’ legislation, sending to Trump

The Senate passed the final version of a sweeping opioids\' package Wednesday afternoon and will send it to the White House just in time for lawmakers to campaign on the issue before the November midterm elections. The vote was 98 to 1, with only Utah Sen. Mike Lee, R, opposing it. The bill unites dozens ...

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, Los Angeles Police Department and ALTO US Announce New Crime Fighting Tool to Battle Organized Retail Crime in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- They strike quickly, criminals who are becoming increasingly more brazen and dangerous as they grab highly sought-after product from store shelves, ripping off retailers and reselling it for financial gain. Organized retail crime (ORC) is happening more often and cost the overall U.S. retail economy $49.8 billion in ...

Peter Strasser sworn in as U.S. attorney for New Orleans office

Former longtime federal prosecutor Peter Strasser took the helm of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans on Monday after a quiet swearing-in ceremony. Confirmed late last month by the U.S. Senate, Strasser becomes the first presidentially appointed U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana in 18 months, since Kenneth Polite Jr. was swept ...

Animal cruelty on the rise

KINGSLEY — Despite its scope, the animal abandonment case discovered in Kingsley in July, in which at least 38 animals were removed from a Voice Road residence and two people were arrested, is not an anomaly according to state and local records. Incidences of animal cruelty reported to the Michigan State Police rose 575 percent ...

New beginnings for local victims of domestic violence

NUECES COUNTY - Prosecutors with the newly developed Domestic Violence Bureau in Nueces Co. recognize the sensitive nature of these cases. \"These cases aren\'t like any other case. They\'re dealing with the dynamic of family relationships and emotional relationships that you don\'t see in other cases. These cases require a little bit more time and ...