NEWS & ANALYSIS

Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Retaliation Case

A jury has found that a woman was wrongfully terminated after she gave negative information about a coworker during an internal investigation.

DHS Employee Working in Georgia a Fugitive

A female employee of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of DHS, was arrested recently in Georgia after having been a fugitive for two years after she was indicted for insurance fraud in New Jersey in December 2007.

Dog-Scent Lineups Called Junk Science

Dogs, especially their noses, have been an important law enforcement tool for ages, whether its scent tracking or sniffing out drugs or explosives. But one use has come under harsh criticism recently: the dog-scent lineup, reports The New York Times.

Philadelphia-Area Schools Invest in Sex Offender Screening Software

School districts in the Philadelphia area are installing a visitor tracking software solution to screen out sex offenders and other undesireables to prevent them from gaining access to their school buildings' hallways and classrooms, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Research Shows DNA Evidence Can Be Faked

They say there's nothing certain in life but death and taxes. Still, when it comes to prosecuting a criminal case or defending against it, it seemed that DNA evidence was hard to challenge. Now, a team of Israeli researchers shows why we can't be so certain of that either.

LAPD Officer Under Investigation for Smuggling Guns and Ammo

A veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department is under federal investigation for smuggling ten handguns and ammunition to the security firm he runs in the Central American nation of Belize.

Staffing Shortages at FBI Hamper Financial Crime Investigations

Since 9-11, the FBI has reassigned one-third of its agents to counterterrorism and intelligence duties, depleting its criminal investigations units.

Spain Arrests 13 for Harboring Jihadists

Media reports say some of the suspects arrested yesterday helped suspects in the Madrid train bombing attack of 2004 elude police.

U.N. Staffers' Security Failures Blamed for Algiers Terrorist Attack

An independent panel also blamed the security failure on the U.N.'s security management system which was poorly resourced, designed, and implemented.

EU Fears New U.S. Pilot Program Acts as Visa in Disguise

The U.S.'s new Electronic System for Travel Authorization mandates that all foreign travelers from visa-waived countries fill out an online questionnaire three days before entering the country.
 




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