Drug-related crime

Jose Conde, center, listens to news media while seated between his mother, Rosa Conde, and attorney Bret Royle at Royle's office in Phoenix on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Recently released Mesa police videos show officers punching Conde, who was unarmed, and later mocking him while was lying on a hospital room floor after his Jan. 28 arrest. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)
June 14, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The attorney for an Arizona man seen on police video being beaten and mocked while bleeding on a hospital floor last winter said Thursday that it's further evidence an already embattled suburban Phoenix police department has a pattern of acting above the law. For the third time this...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, an inmate at the Madera County Jail is taken to a housing unit at the facility in Madera, Calif. Independent researchers say that California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 led to a jump in thefts, particularly car burglaries and shoplifting. The Public Policy Institute of California reported Tuesday, June 12, 2018 that larcenies increased about 9 percent from 2014 to 2016. Thefts from motor vehicles accounted for about three-quarters of the increase. San Francisco alone recorded more than 30,000 auto burglaries in 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 13, 2018 - 8:54 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported. Larcenies increased about 9 percent by 2016, or about 135 more thefts per 100,000 residents than...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, an inmate at the Madera County Jail is taken to a housing unit at the facility in Madera, Calif. Independent researchers say that California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 led to a jump in thefts, particularly car burglaries and shoplifting. The Public Policy Institute of California reported Tuesday, June 12, 2018 that larcenies increased about 9 percent from 2014 to 2016. Thefts from motor vehicles accounted for about three-quarters of the increase. San Francisco alone recorded more than 30,000 auto burglaries in 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 13, 2018 - 2:19 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported. Larcenies increased about 9 percent by 2016, or about 135 more thefts per 100,000 residents than...
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June 12, 2018 - 11:15 am
MIAMI (AP) — A Frenchman arrested when he arrived in the United States for a world beard-growing championship pleaded guilty in Miami federal court Tuesday to participating in worldwide online illicit drug sales using the alias "OxyMonster." Gal Vallerius, 36, pleaded guilty to drug distribution...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2015 file photo, laborers work at a construction site at the Palm Jumeirah, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A new report released Tuesday, June 12, 2018, by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies, relying on leaked property data from the city-state, described Dubai’s real-estate market as a haven for money launderers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years. Officials in Dubai said they could not comment on the report. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
June 12, 2018 - 10:12 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for their assets, a new report released Tuesday alleges. The report by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2015 file photo, laborers work at a construction site at the Palm Jumeirah, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A new report released Tuesday, June 12, 2018, by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies, relying on leaked property data from the city-state, described Dubai’s real-estate market as a haven for money launderers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years. Officials in Dubai said they could not comment on the report. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
June 12, 2018 - 3:42 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for their assets, a new report released Tuesday alleges. The report by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense...
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June 11, 2018 - 1:17 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights organizations called on International Criminal Court prosecutors Monday to investigate atrocities allegedly committed by the Mexican military in a crackdown on drug crime in the Chihuahua region. The rights groups presented a dossier to prosecutors...
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June 08, 2018 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Dykstra says an Uber driver kidnapped him last month in New Jersey in an incident that led to criminal charges against the former baseball star. Dykstra said Friday in New York that the driver threatened him after Dykstra asked to change the trip's destination. Linden Police...
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In this Wednesday, June 6, 2018 photo, Chicago Police remain at the scene of a shooting near 47th Street and Prairie Avenue in Chicago. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 7:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer fatally shot a 24-year-old black man who authorities said pulled a gun while running away, prompting questions from the man's family about why the encounter turned deadly. Sgt. Rocco Alioto said the "armed confrontation" Wednesday evening on the city's South...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2003, file photo, attorney Todd Macaluso speaks during a news conference in Santa Monica, Calif. Macaluso, a disbarred lawyer who represented Casey Anthony, was sentenced Thursday, June 7, 2018, to 15 years in prison for conspiring to fly a plane filled with $13 million worth of cocaine from Ecuador to Honduras. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A disbarred lawyer who once represented Casey Anthony has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiring to fly a plane filled with $13 million worth of cocaine from Ecuador to Honduras. Todd Macaluso was sentenced on Thursday. The San Diego, California, resident was convicted...
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