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Justin Lindsay is a US National Correspondent for JURIST, and a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He served 10 years as an Officer in the United States Army. Threats to election safety are rising to a crescendo in the United States. The US “midterms” (called that because they occur between presidential [...]

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The FBI Wednesday released its 2021 annual crime report, estimating that murders reported in the US increased from 22,000 in 2020 to 22,900 in 2021, constituting a 4.3 percent increase. The overall violent crime volume decreased by 1 percent across the US from 1,326,600 incidents in 2020 to 1,313,200 incidents in 2021. The amount of [...]

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“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.” — T. Roosevelt On August 8, 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executed a [...]

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During the Barack Obama presidency, the Justice Department prepared a 16-page unsigned, undated “White Paper” that outlined the administration’s legal reasoning justifying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-targeted killings of terrorism suspects if an informed high-level official decided that the target was a high-ranking al-Qaida figure or affiliate who posed an imminent threat of violent attack against [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Wednesday announced the arrest of three Florida residents. The three individuals, Leslie Gray, Traci Isaacs and Luis Hallon of St. Cloud, Florida were charged in connection with their actions in the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.  The complaint filed in the District of Columbia stated: “Gray is charged with civil [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Friday announced three new initiatives aimed to address rising hate crimes. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the DOJ reported a rise in hate crimes. Last year, the DOJ implemented the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to combat hate crimes and hate incidents in the US. On Friday, the DOJ [...]

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A grand jury in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey Wednesday convicted three El Salvadoran nationals on various Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) charges, including murder in aid of racketeering. The three mens’ crimes stem from their participation in Mara Salvatrucha, a violent international criminal racketeering enterprise commonly known [...]

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released its yearly crime statistics report Monday. The Bureau reported that “for the first time in four years, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased when compared with the previous year’s statistics” and cited a 5.6 percent rise in violent crime. In 2019, the rate of [...]

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