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Woman charged in Utah homicide case sentenced to prison 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A woman accused with two others of killing and robbing Steven Louis Valdez at his West Valley City home in 2015 has been sentenced to prison. Bernadette Josette Ramirez, 49, who had pleaded guilty in 3rd District Court to second-degree felony manslaughter, was sentenced last week to one to 15 years at the Utah State Prison. Ramirez, along with Arturo Frias-Gonzales, 26, and Eddie Salazar, 42, were each charged with first-degree-felony counts of murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnappin... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Ohio girl pleads ‘true’ to lesser charge in dad’s slaying 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old girl charged in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father pleaded “true” to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced Monday to one year in jail. The girl’s attorney has said she shot her 41-year-old father last July to stop him from abusing the family. The girl, […]
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Utah man sentenced to prison for shotgun slaying during argument over stolen money 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to prison for up to life for fatally shooting another man on an Ogden street two years ago during an argument over stolen money. Andrew Dominic Esquer, of Ogden, was found guilty in March by a 2nd District Court jury of first-degree felony murder for the shotgun slaying of 32-year-old William Hicks on July 6, 2015. Jurors also found Esquer guilty of second-degree felony obstructing justice for hiding evidence. Last week, Judge W. Brent West sentenced Esquer t... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Second lawsuit says Kentucky police framed person for murder 22.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Tennessee man says he spent five years in jail for a murder he did not commit because a State Police detective and a former Kentucky sheriff lied to protect a man who was related to the detective and had bribed the sheriff. William Anderson filed a lawsuit in federal court […]
Trump Watch, Volume 9: Trump urged Comey to jail journalists 22.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Trump Watch, Volume 9: Trump urged Comey to jail journalists
Adelanto wants to be the 'Silicon Valley of medical marijuana' 22.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In a plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and aging factories, developer James Previti — in a suit coat and Louis Vuitton shades — watches as construction workers build the roof of a concrete building that from afar looks like a future Costco.

Previti has spent years developing homes around...

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Police investigated six prior sex assault allegations against man charged in rape of Dixie State student 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In the two years before Samuel H. Butler allegedly raped a Dixie State University student, police agencies across Utah investigated six prior allegations that he had sexually assaulted someone, according to recently released reports. Three cases involved adult women he met via online dating apps, who each reported to police that he had assaulted them on first dates. And, in 2015, Butler allegedly told an officer he had inappropriately touched three young girls years earlier — a statement that le... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Man accused of vandalizing Fort Collins Islamic Center expected to enter plea next month 21.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
Joseph Giaquinto, a 35-year-old Fort Collins resident, was arrested March 27 after Fort Collins police used surveillance footage from the mosque to connect him with the broken windows and damage inside the building discovered early the morning before, according to an arrest affidavit.
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One suspect in Tuesday murder surrenders, one still at large 21.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
One of two teenage murder suspects who were identified Friday surrendered Saturday to Denver police but the other remained at large.
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Harsh sentences for IS sympathizers in Brazil test new law 21.5.2017 AP Top News
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- After months of trading messages on social media praising violence by the Islamic State militant group, Leonid El Kadre de Melo said it was time to act....
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Utah man in jail accused of sending threatening letter to judge 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A man in a Utah jail is now accused of writing the judge in his case a letter threatening to rape her and bomb the courthouse. Authorities say 47-year-old Norman Eric Pierce sent the letter while in custody at the Salt Lake County Jail. He’s been held behind bars since April for violating parole. The letter received in May threatened to rape the 3rd District Court judge involved in his previous criminal cases. Charging documents indicate that Pierce also claimed he would blow up the courthouse, ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike as Trump Visits Israel 20.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Demonstrators rally outside the Best Buy store in Manhattan's Union Square to support a mass hunger strike launched by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli detention on April 21, 2017. (Photo: Joe Catron / Flickr ) As Donald Trump arrives in Israel, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners are participating in a hunger strike to protest their mistreatment. On April 17, Palestinian Prisoners' Day, approximately 1,500 prisoners began refusing food, ingesting only salt water. Will the US call Israel on its human rights violations? Demonstrators rally outside the Best Buy store in Manhattan's Union Square to support a mass hunger strike launched by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli detention on April 21, 2017. (Photo: Joe Catron / Flickr ) This story was published only because of readers like you. Support independent journalism: Make a donation to Truthout today! As Donald Trump arrives in Israel, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners are participating in a hunger strike to protest their mistreatment. On ...
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Harsh sentences for IS sympathizers in Brazil test new law 20.5.2017 Washington Post: World
After months of trading messages on social media praising violence by the Islamic State militant group, Leonid El Kadre de Melo said it was time to act.
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Harsh sentences for IS sympathizers in Brazil test new law 20.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After months of trading messages on social media praising violence by the Islamic State militant group, Leonid El Kadre de Melo said it was time to act. “I want to be clear,” he wrote in a message recovered by Brazilian authorities on the eve of the Rio 2016 Olympics. “My […]
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Theft suspects busted in hamburger drive-thru line in Pueblo, drugs found 20.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A couple in a stolen SUV, cued up at a fast-food hamburger drive-up window in Pueblo, were arrested Friday by sheriff's deputies.
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Southern California D.A. Admits Jailhouse Snitches Are 'Probably' Liars 20.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
LOS ANGELES ― Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, whose office faces three investigations over the use of jail informants, told a “60 Minutes” reporter that those informants probably shouldn’t be believed. Yet Rackauckas’ office has been using jailhouse snitches to help secure convictions for decades, presenting them as credible witnesses with credible evidence. The interview comes from a preview of a “60 Minutes” segment that will air  Sunday on CBS about the county’s unfolding jail informant scandal, which HuffPost has been reporting on since it began to explode in 2014 . In the segment, “60 Minutes” correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi interviews longtime Orange County informant Mark Cleveland about the ways he has helped Rackauckas and his office. Cleveland tells the news show that for years he has been placed in jail cells with or near defendants whom prosecutors had targeted in attempts to obtain damaging information that could secure convictions.  Cleveland claims in the interview that he ...
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Co-defendant in shooting death of Denver cabbie gets 25 years in prison 20.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
A man who pleaded guilty in connection to the 2015 shooting death of Denver taxi driver was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.
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Woman who lied about having breast cancer ordered to repay nearly $130,000 in donations 20.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A woman was sentenced to nearly six months in jail Thursday after she lied about having breast cancer and bilked donors out of thousands of dollars for treatments she never received, prosecutors said.

Lacy Johnson, who pleaded no contest in January to grand theft, was ordered to repay the nearly...

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Youth jail: Voters have spoken 20.5.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

Thank you for the important column, “Sadly, King County still needs youth-detention beds.” Democracy is under attack from the extreme right in the White House, and from the extreme left in the Seattle City Council. After exhaustive discussions, local voters approved the much needed new Children and Families Justice Center with about half of the […]
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Police: 81-year-old man kills wife, drives himself to jail 20.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 81-year-old Ohio man killed his wife after an argument and then drove himself to jail. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2q1JwsU ) Donald Cleaver showed up at a county jail early Friday after 70-year-old Mary Cleaver was stabbed to death at the couple’s home in Dayton. Police say […]
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