NEWS & ANALYSIS

Man Wrongly Accused of Terrorism May Not Sue the U.S. Government

A federal appeals court has ruled that a U.S. citizen who was wrongly accused and held for two weeks under suspicion of terrorism may not pursue his lawsuit against the government.

Hear About a Court Ruling on "Suicide by Cop" and other issues from the December Podcast

Join editor Laura Spadanuta as she talks with staff editors and security practitioners about issues covered in this month's magazine, including the problems encountered when someone decides to commit "suicide by cop" and how stores are using technology to fight loss from internal and external theft.

Alleged 9-11 Mastermind To Be Tried in New York City, DOJ to Announce

The Department of Justice will announce today the prosecution of the self-described mastermind of the 9-11 attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and four co-conspirators in federal court in New York City, reports The New York Times.

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.

As Layoffs Increase, Retaliation Claims Surge

Layoffs may be contributing to a surge in retaliation claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Nonlethal Weapon Used on Pirates, Deployed in California by Sheriff

A long range acoustic device, used to fend off Somali pirates, radical environmentalists, and Iraqi insurgents by their adversaries, was deployed by police recently at local political events in California, reports San Diego-based East County Magazine.

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.

Watchdog Investigates Civil Rights Complaints in Federal Prisons, Most from Muslims

The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General handle dinvestigations into seven alleged of civil rights violations in federal prisons during the first half of the year, six of them involving Muslim inmates, according to a new report.

Animal Extremist Terrorism Law "Legally Vulnerable," Judge Says

A federal judge yesterday said that a new law to protect businesses from animal rights extremists "may be legally vulnerable," during a hearing for the first four defendants charged with breaking the law, reports The Mercury News.

LAFD Whistleblowers Claim Retaliation

Two top commanders within the Los Angeles Fire Department's arson and counterterrorism unit are suing the city for retaliation after they went to their superiors with information that investigations were not being properly carried out, reports the Los Angeles Times.
 




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