Tag: Crime

Sessions: ‘Whole of Government Effort’ to Take Down Drug Cartel, ‘They Are in Our Crosshairs’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference on Tuesday with officials from the Department of Justice, U.S. Treasury, and State Department to announce a “whole of government effort” to take down the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG). Sessions said the drug cartel is “one of the five most dangerous transnational criminal organizations on the […]

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Treasury Employee Accused of Leaking Confidential Manafort Docs to BuzzFeed

Federal prosecutors have charged a Treasury Department employee with leaking confidential banking reports to a reporter. Authorities say Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards was found with a flash drive containing the confidential reports when she was arrested Tuesday. The 40-year-old Edwards is a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. She’s accused of leaking the […]

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AG Sessions Forms Task Force, Designates Gang Threats ‘Off Our Streets for Good’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday a new strategy to take out the transnational gangs and drug cartels operating in the United States, including MS-13 and Sinaloa Cartel. This action is part of fulfilling President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13773, “which directed the federal government to “ensure that Federal law enforcement agencies give a […]

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Georgia Senator, asked about voter suppression, mugs constituent for his phone

US Senator David Purdue (R-GA/@sendavidperdue), a grown-ass human being elected to high office in the most powerful nation in the land, was asked a question about Brian Kemp, who is both a (monumentally unhinged) candidate for governor of Georgia and Georgia’s Secretary of State, in charge of overseeing the election in which he is […]

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Suitland man arrested for death of cyclist in DC last month

WASHINGTON – The search is over for the driver of a sedan D.C. police say struck and killed a cyclist in downtown D.C. last month. Police arrested 20-year-old Phillip Peoples of Suitland, Maryland, on Friday and charged him with second degree murder in the Sept. 24 hit-and-run crash. A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered Peoples […]

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Parolee arrested after making and posting video on how to remove ankle monitor with butterknife

Dustin W. Burns, 33, of Springfield, Missouri, on probation after violating a restraining order, was arrested again after he allegedly made an instructional video on how to remove an ankle monitor with a butterknife and posted the clip on Facebook. “This is how you take an ankle bracelet off,” says the voice in the […]

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VIDEO: DC police seek public’s help in Tenleytown hit-and-run

WASHINGTON — D.C. police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the car responsible for a Sept. 5 hit-and-run in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Northwest. The video shows a car turning left from Albemarle Street onto Wisconsin Avenue and striking pedestrians who were crossing Wisconsin. The incident occurred around 7:20 p.m., police said. Anyone […]

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DC police ID woman fatally stabbed while jogging near Logan Circle

WASHINGTON — Police in D.C. say the woman fatally stabbed near Logan Circle Tuesday evening was an avid runner out jogging when she was attacked in the bustling residential neighborhood. During a news conference Wednesday afternoon, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham identified the woman as 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez, of Northwest D.C. Newsham, who called […]

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DC community holds vigil for teen killed while he was walking to a store

WASHINGTON — On a humid night in D.C., people flooded Stanton Road near the Wellington Park neighborhood in Southeast. Holding candles and releasing balloons in remembrance, they gathered at the site where 18-year-old TaQuan Pinkney was gunned down Sunday. “It is just so hard, to wake up every day and know he’s not in the […]

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Guess what crime ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ writer was just charged with

A Portland, Oregon-based romance novelist has been charged with a crime she once wrote about. Nancy Crampton Brophy, author of an instructional online essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband,” has been charged in connection with the death of her husband, Daniel Brophy. He was a chef. She shot him in the kitchen where he […]

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Crime down across DC metro region for the 5th year in a row

WASHINGTON — Crime is down in the D.C. region, and that’s especially true for crimes such as murder, assault, robbery and car theft. A report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments shows the drop in crime is part of a five-year trend. The numbers are encouraging, said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik, who […]

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Bombshell claim: Defense attorney says Daron Wint’s 2 brothers killed DC family, housekeeper

WASHINGTON — The defense attorney for the Maryland man charged with torturing three members of a D.C. family and their housekeeper three years ago claims it was actually Daron Wint’s two younger brothers who planned and carried out the brutal crime. In a bombshell opening statement on the first day of Wint’s trial, defense attorney […]

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Crime Wave Britain: Six Police Officers Stabbed, Rammed, Run over in 72 Hours

Attacks against police officers are increasing amid a violent crime wave in Great Britain, with six officers injured in one force area over a three-day period. West Midlands Police covers a wide geographical area which includes Birmingham, Britain’s multicultural second city, and Wolverhampton, the former seat of the late anti-mass migration campaigner Enoch Powell. The first […]

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Double whammy: Car theft victims also hit with speed camera tickets

WASHINGTON — It’s bad enough to have your car stolen, but victims of theft are often hit with a double whammy in places such as Maryland and D.C. where speed cameras are becoming more and more prevalent. If a car thief runs a red light or speeds in front of a camera, those tickets go […]

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Potential jurors in DC mansion murder trial quizzed ahead of opening arguments

WASHINGTON — Jury selection is underway in the trial of Daron Wint, the man charged with killing three members of a D.C. family and their housekeeper in 2015. As lawyers question potential jurors — including asking whether they could remain impartial after seeing graphic photos of the victims — prosecutors shed light on some key […]

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Tortured and killed in Kalorama: Revisiting 2015 mansion murder case as trial nears

WASHINGTON — Three years after three members of a D.C. family and their housekeeper were tortured and killed, the case remains one of the most heinous crimes in recent memory. Now — even as several frustrating, agonizing questions remain unanswered — jury selection has begun in the trial against the only man charged with their […]

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Baltimore pastor pleads guilty to setting apartment on fire in insurance scheme

WASHINGTON — The pastor of a Baltimore church pleaded guilty Monday to setting fire to an apartment he rented in Southeast D.C in a scheme to collect insurance money. The Department of Justice; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the D.C. police said in a statement that Jamel Carelock, pastor of Lead Church, intentionally […]

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3rd arrest made in fatal 2017 shooting of woman found in burning car

WASHINGTON — Maryland police arrested and charged a third man Tuesday in connection to the fatal shooting of a woman found in a burning car in Southeast D.C. last year, D.C. police told WTOP. Officers charged Malique Lewis, 20, of Southeast, with first degree murder in the shooting in the 800 block of Adrian Street on […]

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Police: 2 teens arrested for assault of off-duty officer in Southeast DC

WASHINGTON — Police arrested two teenage boys Tuesday in connection to an assault of an off-duty officer and attempted carjacking in D.C. last week. A 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy face carjacking and assault charges, D.C. police said. Around 12:15 p.m. Friday, police said three suspects approached an off-duty officer on his scooter in […]

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