Crime & Justice

Several Dozen Suspected Gang Members Arrested In Boston-Area Raids

January 29, 2016
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, standing among other law enforcement officials, announced the indictment of 56 Boston-area suspects believed to be members of the violent Salvadoran street gang MS-13 Friday afternoon. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

Federal authorities say 56 members of the violent Salvadoran street gang MS-13 were indicted on charges related to murder, drug trafficking and weapons violations.

Suspect Shot And Killed By Police In Lynn

January 29, 2016

The man was shot after he allegedly pointed a gun at the officers and attempted to carjack a woman at gunpoint.

Lawyers For Boston Marathon Bomber File Notice Of Appeal

January 29, 2016

The notice filed Friday with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals doesn’t describe any grounds for appeal.

2 Arrested, 2 At Large In Brookline Shootings, Stabbings

January 28, 2016
A crime lab technician dusts for prints from a phone as Brookline police examine the crime scene. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Brookline police say two suspects remain at large in a daytime attack on Wednesday that left three people injured. At least one of the suspects not under arrest is believed to be armed.

Court Begins Unsealing Documents In Tsarnaev Case

January 27, 2016
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, stands with his defense attorneys as his death sentence is read in federal court in Boston last May.(Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

Hundreds of sealed documents regarding the Boston Marathon bombing were made public Wednesday — more than seven months after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for the 2013 attack.

3 Hospitalized After Shootings, Stabbings In Brookline

January 27, 2016
Brookline Police block off Harvard Street, after the report of a shooting midday Wednesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Three men are hospitalized with what police call non-life-threatening injuries after the midday incidences.

19-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Dorchester

January 27, 2016

Officers pronounced the teen dead at the scene in the area of Washington Street and Dunbar Avenue.

In Lawsuit Against Cigarette-Maker, Mass. Smokers Seek ‘Medical Monitoring’

January 27, 2016
In this 2014 file photo, Philip Morris' Marlboro cigarettes are on display at a market in Palo Alto, Calif. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

The Massachusetts smokers are arguing that Philip Morris should have to pay for their cancer screenings.

Brookline Officers Join Federal Lawsuit Alleging Racism Against Town

January 27, 2016

Eight plaintiffs, including two police officers, are suing the town and its Board of Selectmen over claims of widespread racism and cronyism.

Big Changes Coming For Some Prisoners

January 26, 2016
In this Aug. 31, 2015 photo, Josue Torres-Rubio, of Wapato, Wash., who is serving time on charges for robbery, residential burglary and possession of a stolen car, poses for a photo inside his solitary confinement cell at the Washington Corrections Center, in Shelton, Wash. For dozens of maximum custody prisoners at the facility, 23 hours each day is spent alone in a small cell with one hour to walk or run, also alone, in a recreation room with high concrete walls and a metal-grated roof. In the coming weeks, some prisoners in solitary confinement will have the option of using their hour outside of their cells to watch sunsets, mountains and underwater seascapes on video, with the hope that inmates will be calmer, and guards will have to deal with fewer outbursts or violent interactions. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

President Obama is banning the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prison, and also for low-level offenders.

Countering The Super Bowl Counterfeiters

January 25, 2016
Tickets for Super Bowl XLIV are seen on February 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Indianapolis Colts will play the New Orleans Saints in the NFL's championship game Sunday February 7, 2010. (Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Beth Willon of KQED looks at the technological race between the NFL and the people who make counterfeit tickets and merchandise.

National Leader On Community Policing To Advise Chicago Police Department

January 25, 2016
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who leads the fourth largest police department in the nation, attends an event by U.S. President Barack Obama at the Salvation Army, Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center May 18, 2015 in Camden, New Jersey. Camden was recently designated as a "Promise Zone", which uses government grants and social programs to increase the local economy. Obama spoke about how these community partnerships are vital to create many different opportunities for all Americans. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Charles Ramsey has been tapped by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to advise the city’s police department on civil rights issues.

Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Snow Plow In Dorchester

January 24, 2016

Police say the accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Dorchester Avenue and Harbor View Street.

Final Report Issued On Deaths At Florida Reform School

January 22, 2016
Anthropologists from the University of South Florida exhume gravesites at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. Ex-inmates from the 1950s and 1960s detailed horrific beatings at the notorious former reform school. (Edmund D. Fountain/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Scores of unmarked graves have been discovered at the state-run Dozier School for Boys, which closed in 2011.

Judge Says Putin ‘Probably Approved’ Poisoning

January 21, 2016
Marina Litvinenko (center) and her son Anatoly (left) listen as their lawyer, Ben Emmerson speaks during a press conference after receiving the results of the inquiry into the death of Marina's husband Alexander Litvinenko, on January 21, 2016 in London, England. Former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in 2006 with radioactive polonium-210 in the United Kingdom, after fleeing Russia and criticizing president Vladimir Putin. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

Did Russian President Vladimir Putin order the killing of one of his biggest critics? A judge in Britain says yes, he probably did.

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