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Cook County judge arrested after dropping loaded weapon in courthouse lobby
July 11th, 2018

A longstanding judge in Cook County, Illinois was arrested on a misdemeanor gun charge after he dropped a loaded firearm in the criminal courthouse lobby last week. Authorities say deputies arrested Joseph Claps, a criminal court judge on July 3rd. According to a sheriff’s incident report, Claps reportedly walked into Leighton Criminal Court when deputies…

Border Protection: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail illegally crossed the border

Associated Press – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The mayor’s office flatly denied the allegation….

Two jailed mayoral candidates in Mexico win elections – from behind bars
July 7th, 2018

Two candidates running for mayoral positions in Mexico won their respective elections despite being incarcerated for multiple offenses including organized crime, abduction, and even murder. In the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Francisco “Kiko” Lopez Villafranca was elected mayor of San Carlos, even though he has been in jail since May 2nd, according to El Universal. Lopez…

Report: ‘Zero tolerance’ border policy by Trump Administration strengthens organized criminal groups

Five reasons why the ‘zero-tolerance’ border policy enacted by the Trump Administration strengthens organized crime groups Written by Steve Dudley InsightCrime The Trump administration’s stated purpose of “zero tolerance” of illegal immigration on US borders is to lower crime rates, but research shows that the net effect may be the opposite. The policy is to…

Man accused of threatening Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, family with ax
July 3rd, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he and his family were targeted by someone threatening to attack them with an ax. Paul told reporters Monday in his home state of Kentucky that Capitol Police issued an arrest warrant for a suspect. Then in a tweet, Paul thanked Capitol Police for arresting the…

New Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vows to reach understanding with US Pres. Donald Trump

Mexico elects Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as the new president Mexico’s newly elected leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed Monday to “reach an understanding” with U.S. President Donald Trump in the wake of an unsettled relationship for two nations seeking to reach an accord on a multitude of serious issues including cooperation on security,…

Indiana Police seize Trump shaped ecstasy pills
July 2nd, 2018

Indiana authorities revealed that drug traffickers appear to be using an image of President Donald Trump to brand ecstasy pills. According to a news release, State Police conducted several drug raids over a six-day period concluding on Friday, making 129 arrests in northern Indiana and recovering an apparent photo describe as orange “Trump-shaped ecstasy pills.”…

Former Mexican agents identified as hitmen in assassination of congressional candidate
July 1st, 2018

Former Mexican agents implicated in the assassination of congressional candidate Fernando Purón following a political debate A former Mexican police officer has been identified as the gunman responsible for the slaying of a congressional candidate in Piedras Negras, Coahuila. The former officer’s brother, a retired Mexican military officer, reportedly helped with the assassination. New information…

Two more Mexican Mayoral candidates assassinated in a single day
June 30th, 2018

Drug cartel hitmen murdered two Mexican mayoral candidates in under 24 hours in the state of Michoacan in Mexico, making the current electoral season one of the most violent in history. In the last 10 months leading up the upcoming elections, Mexico experienced the killings of over 130 political candidates. The most recent slaying occurred…

Federal Judge orders thousands of children be reunited with immigrant parents
June 28th, 2018

A woman at the center of a lawsuit against the separation of immigrant parents from their children says she hopes the court’s ruling will result in quicker action by the U.S. government. The mother from Brazil who identified herself only as Jocelyn because of her pending asylum case said Thursday she hadn’t seen her son…