The American Civil Liberties Union has filed Freedom of Information Act requests with five agencies for any documents pertaining to the use of drone aircraft in domestic airspace to determine how they are being used for surveillance in the United States, The Hill reports.
During a traffic stop, a Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez was shot and killed. The suspect then fled his vehicle, shot a killed a civilian driver and drove away in the stolen car, The New York Times reports.
The family of a prisoner who died in one of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging officers beat the mentally ill man and shot him with a stun gun in an unprovoked attack that marked another example of the "culture of cruelty" in the lockups. The lawsuit by the family of Ernest Atencio was the latest in a long line of legal claims against Arpaio over jail conditions and treatment, The Associated Press reports.
When the city's gang war intensified last spring, shootings became so frequent they sometimes seemed like a ghastly game of tennis, with each senseless attack followed by a vengeful response.However, the pace of homicides and shootings has slowed considerably as police step up their presence and residents challenge gang members for control of the streets, The Associated Press reports.
The number of migrants crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico appears to have risen some in the first half of 2012, while the number of migrants returning to Mexico decreased, a report by U.S. and Mexican researchers said Tuesday.It was the first time the net outflow of migrants from Mexico has increased since the 2007 economic slump caused a sharp drop in both migration and the amount of money sent home by Mexicans working in the U.S. as migrants found it harder to find work north of the border, The Associated Press reports.
Slayings that killed three women and a toddler at two homes in southern Tennessee but spared two other children may be related to a body found just across the state line in Alabama, authorities said Tuesday.On Monday, Tennessee officials found three women and an 18-month-old boy dead at two different homes in Lincoln County, about 100 miles south of Nashville, The Associated Press reports.
A paid informant for the New York Police Department's intelligence unit was under orders to "bait" Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending study groups on Islam, he told The Associated Press.
The Energy Department's inspector general found that the department failed to cut back the travel expenses incurred by its contractors after the White House called for a 30 percent reduction, The Hill reports.