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President’s Identity Theft Task Force Release Report

Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey and Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic announced this week the release of a report from the President’s Identity Theft Task Force on progress the federal government has made in addressing identity theft since the Task Force’s Strategic Plan was released last year.

By Jim Kouri - Monday, October 27, 2008 - Full Story

Afghan Drug Kingpin Charged With Financing Taliban Terrorist Insurgency

An Afghan drug trafficker charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics with intent to support a terrorist organization was arrested, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Michael J. Garcia and Acting Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Michele M. Leonhart announced on Friday.

By Jim Kouri - Sunday, October 26, 2008 - Full Story

Maddie cop continues to profit

Goncalo Amaral, who was removed from the case for his suspicion of Kate and Gerry McCann, was seen shooting part of the documentary in the apartment where Maddie disappeared, The Sun reports.

By Guest Column - Thursday, October 23, 2008 - Full Story

Colin Powell’s, “So What?” Misses the Point

The question, “Is Barack Obama a Muslim?” is perfectly reasonable in light of the fact that Obama has three Muslim names, has family connections in the Muslim nation of Kenya, and whose pastor of 20 years blamed America for 9/11.

By John Lillpop - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - Full Story

Trial starts for Muslims accused of plotting ‘jihad-inspired’ attack on US base

The suspects may have trained by playing paintball but the alleged plot to attack Fort Dix in New Jersey has been presented by the US government as one of the most serious examples of home-grown terrorism since the September 11 attacks.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - Full Story

Colombian FARC Terrorists Extradited to US on Terrorism and Drug Charges

A US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation resulted in the extradition of two Colombian citizens from the Republic of Colombia this past week, according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

By Jim Kouri - Monday, October 20, 2008 - Full Story

Leader of Colombian Drug Cartel Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Charges

Luis Hernando Gomez-Bustamante, a/k/a “Rasguno,” one of the leaders of the Norte Valle Colombian Drug Cartel, pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of leading a racketeering enterprise that engaged in murder, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and bribery.

By Jim Kouri - Sunday, October 19, 2008 - Full Story

CCRKBA hails Washington AG opinion on Nickels’ proposed gun ban

The Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is hailing an opinion issued this week by Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna that says cities cannot enact local laws to prohibit the possession of firearms on city property or in city-owned facilities, effectively nixing a plan by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to do just that by executive fiat.

By CCRKBA - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - Full Story

ACORN Faces “RICO” Lawsuit in Ohio

This isn’t quite what we were expecting but we’ve learned that the Buckeye Institute has filed suit against vote manufacturer ACORN and its vote fraud marketing arm, Project Vote, under Ohio’s Corrupt Activity Act.

By Matthew Vadum - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - Full Story

Louisiana State Senator Pleads Guilty in Federal Corruption Case

Louisiana State Senator Derrick D.T. Shepherd pled guilty on Friday before US District Judge Carl Barbier on one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, announced US Attorney Jim Letten.

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - Full Story

Terrorists Once Trained In Vegas Skies

Recent political events have inspired me to write about something I’d rather forget

By Steve Miller - Monday, October 13, 2008 - Full Story

Anthrax Preparedness:  HHS Secretary Announces New Steps

(The following is based on reports obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.)

Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt last week announced two new actions in the department’s ongoing activities to bolster the nation’s preparedness for a potential outdoor anthrax attack.

By Jim Kouri - Sunday, October 12, 2008 - Full Story

Alleged Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips Members Arrested on Firearms, Drug Charges

Yesterday, 22 federal defendants allegedly linked to the Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips street gang were arrested on firearms and narcotics charges, as federal agents and Los Angeles authorities executed arrest and search warrants this morning. Also, two state defendants were arrested during the course of this joint investigation. Fifteen federal defendants are still outstanding.

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - Full Story

Terrorist Extradited from Colombia Pleads Guilty in Cocaine for Arms Deal

Alberto Ruiz-Arroyave, aka El Primo, 46, a Colombian national extradited to the United States for his role in a $25 million arms for cocaine deal, has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide material support and resources to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia or AUC, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced yesterday in a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - Full Story

The Liberty Nuts, Part III

No matter what happens in November - 2009 is going to be a great year for liberty.

By John Longenecker - Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - Full Story

OJ Simpson In Custody!

On October 3, 1995, 12 jurors shocked the world by acquitting defendant OJ Simpson of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. On that dreadful morning, Judge Lance Ito had no choice but to order Simpson released “forthwith,” ending 473 days in custody.

Simpson left the courtroom and immediately began looking for the real killer. Not surprisingly, OJ’s search did not produce any results, except when he gazed into a mirror.

Thirteen years later to the day , criminal justice finally arrived in the life of OJ Simpson. Without the “dream team” to wrangle on his behalf, Simpson was convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery and 10 other charges.

By John Lillpop - Saturday, October 4, 2008 - Full Story

Major Drug Company Agrees to Pay $34 Million to Settle DEA Case

Cardinal Health Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors of pharmaceutical drugs, has agreed to settle allegations that it violated federal reporting provisions relating to its handling of certain controlled substances regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

By Jim Kouri - Friday, October 3, 2008 - Full Story

ICE Arrests More Than 1,700 During Largest Ever Nationwide Gang Surge

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested nearly 300 gang members and gang associates here in the Los Angeles area over the last four months as part of a far-reaching law enforcement operation by ICE that generated more than 1,700 arrests nationwide, according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

By Jim Kouri - Friday, October 3, 2008 - Full Story

Justice Department Announces $240 Million in Grants for Crime Prevention

(The following is based on a report submitted to the National Association of Chiefs of Police by the US Department of Justice.)

Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey today announced nearly $240 million in grant awards that support communities and law enforcement in preventing crime. These grants are administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO) within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP).

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, October 2, 2008 - Full Story

Nuclear Security: Los Alamos National Laboratory Faces Continued Challenges

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is one of three National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories that designs and develops nuclear weapons for the U.S. stockpile. LANL employees rely on sensitive and classified information and assets that are protected at different levels, depending on the risks posed if they were lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised. However, LANL has experienced several significant security breaches during the past decade.

By News on the Net - Monday, September 29, 2008 - Full Story