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December 24, 2015

US postpones payments to police in asset forfeiture program

The move comes after Congress recently took $1.2B from the department's asset forfeiture fund - Full Story
December 24, 2015
Colo. Planned Parenthood shooter wants to act as own lawyer

Colo. Planned Parenthood shooter wants to act as own lawyer

Man who acknowledges killing three people in attack defiantly told judge he would not submit to a mental competency evaluation - Full Story
December 23, 2015

Judge upholds Seattle 'gun violence tax,' dismisses NRA suit

Measure adds $25 to price of each gun sold, plus 2 or 5 cents per round of ammo. Officials expect it to raise up to $500K a year to help offset costs of gun violence - Full Story
December 21, 2015

Some Ohio academies cool to proposed uniform police standards

If these uniform standards are adopted, applicants will have to meet a number of requirements before they are admitted - Full Story
December 21, 2015
Push for policing reforms expected in upcoming legislative sessions

Push for policing reforms expected in upcoming legislative sessions

Though national opinion is changing, passing more laws in 2016 will depend on politics and the level of public outcry - Full Story
December 15, 2015

UK newspaper examines, casts critical light on Calif. department

Local law enforcement has refused to comment until The Guardian has finished publishing its series - Full Story
December 07, 2015

Justices reject challenge to local assault weapons ban

The court left in place a lower court ruling that local governments have leeway in deciding how to regulate firearms - Full Story
December 05, 2015

Ill. police: Medical pot users can't use guns

Guns and marijuana caused a stir two years ago when the state started its medical cannabis pilot program - Full Story
December 02, 2015

LA county sheriff agrees to share records

The information is being released as part of an effort to be more transparent with the public about department activities - Full Story
December 01, 2015

IRS: Won't use phone-tracking technology without warrant

The agency was drafting a policy to follow the Justice Department's rules, which require a warrant except in emergencies - Full Story

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