Hispanics Comprise Almost Half of All People Sentenced to Federal Prison

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The prison system has many more Hispanics than it did 10 years ago.

Hispanics now comprising half of all people sentenced for felony crimes in the U.S.  Programs like Operation Streamline, institute a “zero tolerance policy” for illegal border crossings where immigration crimes have skyrocketed.

 

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Katie’s Law – New DNA Law Has Linked Felons to 40 Unsolved Crimes

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“Katie’s Law” which was passed in 2009 and created the expanded DNA sampling program.

A law that expanded the number of people who must submit DNA samples has linked crime suspects to 40 unsolved sex assaults, burglaries, arsons and robberies across Colorado, authorities say.

 

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Woman Jailed for Sending Threatening Text Messages to Herself

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Woman sends threatening text messages to herself.

Everyone has days when they  really don’t like themselves very much.  However, if they feel a need to write these feelings down it is usually in a hidden place on your computer or in your diary where no one else will see them.

It seems, though, that Jeanne Mundango Manunga, a 25-year-old woman from Santa Ana, Calif., took a slightly different philosophical approach.

 

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Run a Total Background Check on Yourself with Free Online Tools

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Consumer-advocate blog Consumerist is always looking to help you keep tabs on Big Brother and any of your personal information He’s tracking. Toward that end, their comprehensive list of online background-checking tools is worth a look.

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‘Felony Franks’ Hot Dog Stand Hires Convicts

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Risky Business?

A Chicago alderman says he doesn’t mind that a businessman plans to open a hot dog stand in his ward and hire former convicts to work there, but he does object to the stand’s crime-linked theme.

Alderman Fioretti said on Friday his Second Ward on the city’s West Side has major crime problems, so he thinks the stand’s name, Felony Franks, is simply not in good taste.

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‘Sexting’ Laws Stir Up Controversy In The Legal System

So-Called ‘Sexting’ Laws Too Cloudy

“Sexting” — the act of sending naked pictures via text message — has stirred controversy in many communities and in the legal system at large as teenagers have been charged with pedophilia and forced to register as sex offenders for transmitting and receiving nude photos of underage individuals.

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