Crime http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24733/BF_WIDGET_SRC en Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/suspect-kansas-city-highway-shootings-faces-18-felony-counts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kevin Murphy</p> <p>KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into vehicles and striking occupants, prosecutors said on Friday.</p> <p>Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, arrested on Thursday at his home, is believed to have acted alone in the string of shootings, said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. He is being held on $1 million cash bond.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/suspect-kansas-city-highway-shootings-faces-18-felony-counts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Disaster Mohammed P. Whitaker Murder Spree killer Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:35:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6125159 at http://www.globalpost.com Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/smuggled-cellphone-use-growing-concern-us-prisons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Colleen Jenkins</p> <p>WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan escapes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/smuggled-cellphone-use-growing-concern-us-prisons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Human Interest Penology Prison Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:54:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6124877 at http://www.globalpost.com CFB Petawawa soldier charged with more sexual assault, voyeurism offences http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140417/cfb-petawawa-soldier-charged-sexual-assault-voyeurism-offenc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PETAWAWA, Ont. - Ontario Provincial Police have laid a raft of new sexual assault and voyeurism charges against a 31-year-old soldier from CFB Petawawa.</p> <p>Cpl. Derrick Gallagher was charged earlier this month with eight counts of sexual assault and two counts of voyeurism.</p> <p>Police said Thursday that he has been charged with nine more counts of voyeurism, eight more counts of sexual assault and one count of assault.</p> <p>Police say the new charges relate to 10 more alleged victims.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140417/cfb-petawawa-soldier-charged-sexual-assault-voyeurism-offenc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Social Issues The Canadian Press Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:50:35 +0000 The Canadian Press 6124234 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran mother spares life of son's killer after campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/iran-mother-spares-life-sons-killer-after-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The young Iranian man who escaped a hangman's noose with just seconds to spare when his victim's mother intervened was the beneficiary of a high-profile campaign to save his life.</p> <p>In a case that has provoked surprise in Iran and across the world, the killer, known only as Balal, was saved dramatically on Tuesday, as a crowd looked on, awaiting his execution.</p> <p>He survived despite the mother of the man he murdered in a street fight seven years ago refusing an offer of so-called blood money until the very last moment at the gallows.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/iran-mother-spares-life-sons-killer-after-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Ethics Human Interest Human rights AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:47:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6124428 at http://www.globalpost.com Police arrest a Beltran Leyva cartel boss in Mexico City http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140417/police-arrest-beltran-leyva-cartel-boss-mexico-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 17 (EFE).- A man suspected of being the Beltran Leyva drug cartel's No. 2 boss was arrested by the Federal Police in Mexico City following an eight-month investigation, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said.</p> <p>Arnoldo Villa Sanchez, a 40-year-old native of the southern state of Guerrero, became cartel boss Hector Beltran Leyva's security chief in 2009 and developed a reputation for his aggressiveness and use of violence, qualities that helped him quickly climb the criminal organization's ranks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140417/police-arrest-beltran-leyva-cartel-boss-mexico-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Crime in Mexico Hector Beltran Leyva Mexican Drug War Agencia EFE Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:17:42 +0000 Agencia EFE 6124364 at http://www.globalpost.com Police arrest a Beltran Leyva cartel boss in Mexico City http://www.globalpost.com/node/6124365 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 17 (EFE).- A man suspected of being the Beltran Leyva drug cartel's No. 2 boss was arrested by the Federal Police in Mexico City following an eight-month investigation, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said.</p> <p>Arnoldo Villa Sanchez, a 40-year-old native of the southern state of Guerrero, became cartel boss Hector Beltran Leyva's security chief in 2009 and developed a reputation for his aggressiveness and use of violence, qualities that helped him quickly climb the criminal organization's ranks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6124365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Crime in Mexico Hector Beltran Leyva Mexican Drug War Agencia EFE Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:17:42 +0000 Agencia EFE 6124365 at http://www.globalpost.com Rape convictions fall sharply in Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/rape-convictions-fall-sharply-germany <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rape victims in Germany are finding it increasingly difficult to see their assailants convicted, a national study released Thursday showed.</p> <p>Twenty years ago, the percentage of reported sexual violence cases leading to a guilty verdict and sentencing was at about one in five.</p> <p>But by 2012, the ratio had tumbled to one in 12, according to the study conducted by the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN).</p> <p>"These findings are problematic for a state built upon the rule of law," the authors of the study said in a statement. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/rape-convictions-fall-sharply-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Ethics Rape Social Issues AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:50:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123942 at http://www.globalpost.com El Salvador to use terror charges against gangs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140416/el-salvador-use-terror-charges-against-gangs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's government on Wednesday said it would charge gang members who attack police and military personnel under anti-terrorism laws, which impose longer prison sentences, to crack down on rising homicides in the poor Central American nation.</p> <p>Justice Minister Ricardo Perdomo blamed a faction of the country's Barrio 18 gang for ordering attacks against government troops, saying there had been 60 so far this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140416/el-salvador-use-terror-charges-against-gangs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crime in El Salvador Law Organized crime Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:20:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6123509 at http://www.globalpost.com Life after 'Chapo': 'El Mayo' heads Sinaloa cartel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/life-after-chapo-el-mayo-heads-sinaloa-cartel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A veteran drug baron has taken over Mexico's powerful Sinaloa cartel, apparently averting a war of succession after the capture of kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, US security officials told AFP.</p> <p>Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada filled the void after Mexican marines backed by US intelligence arrested his longtime associate in February, the two officials said.</p> <p>Zambada inherited the crown even though Guzman has sons in the business, but they lack enough experience and respect within the cartel to take charge, the sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/life-after-chapo-el-mayo-heads-sinaloa-cartel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crime in Mexico Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Mexican Drug War AFP Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:10:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123367 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico captures Beltran Leyva cartel honcho http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/mexico-captures-beltran-leyva-cartel-honcho <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police have arrested the deputy leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in Mexico City as he visited the capital, authorities said Wednesday.</p> <p>Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested by federal police on Tuesday, three days after he arrived to see family and associates during Holy Week, said National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido.</p> <p>At a news conference, Rubido described Villa, 40, as the second highest member of the criminal group headed by Hector Beltran Leyva.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/mexico-captures-beltran-leyva-cartel-honcho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crime in Mexico Hector Beltran Leyva Mexican Drug War AFP Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:05:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123336 at http://www.globalpost.com 2 Mayors arrested on organized crime, theft charges in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140416/2-mayors-arrested-organized-crime-theft-charges-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Morelia, Mexico, Apr 16 (EFE).- The mayor of Apatzingan, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, was arrested for allegedly having links to organized crime groups, while the mayor of the city of Tacambaro was detained on theft charges, state prosecutors said.</p> <p>Uriel Chavez Mendoza, the mayor of Apatzingan, was arrested on extortion charges for allegedly intimidating three councilmen into paying 20,000 pesos ($1,527) each monthly to the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel, the Michoacan Attorney General's Office said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140416/2-mayors-arrested-organized-crime-theft-charges-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Mexican Drug War Organized crime Agencia EFE Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:03:50 +0000 Agencia EFE 6123321 at http://www.globalpost.com 2 Mayors arrested on organized crime, theft charges in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140416/2-mayors-arrested-organized-crime-theft-charges-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Morelia, Mexico, Apr 16 (EFE).- The mayor of Apatzingan, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, was arrested for allegedly having links to organized crime groups, while the mayor of the city of Tacambaro was detained on theft charges, state prosecutors said.</p> <p>Uriel Chavez Mendoza, the mayor of Apatzingan, was arrested on extortion charges for allegedly intimidating three councilmen into paying 20,000 pesos ($1,527) each monthly to the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel, the Michoacan Attorney General's Office said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140416/2-mayors-arrested-organized-crime-theft-charges-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Mexican Drug War Organized crime Agencia EFE Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:03:50 +0000 Agencia EFE 6123322 at http://www.globalpost.com Rape-prevention program cuts sexual assaults in Kenya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140416/rape-prevention-program-cuts-sexual-assaults-kenya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ronnie Cohen</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Self-defense and empowerment classes designed to arm girls with tools to prevent rape reduced sexual assaults among Kenyan students, a new study shows.</p> <p>The number of rapes dropped 38 percent among adolescents living in high-crime Nairobi settlements 10 months after the classes began, the study found.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140416/rape-prevention-program-cuts-sexual-assaults-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Environment Health Politics Rape Sex crimes Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:49:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6123148 at http://www.globalpost.com Police kill 4 gunmen in shootouts in eastern Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140415/police-kill-4-gunmen-shootouts-eastern-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veracruz, Mexico, Apr 15 (EFE).- At least four suspected criminals died in separate shootouts with police in the port city of Veracruz, Mexican officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>State police launched several operations on Monday night to find and arrest members of criminal organizations, setting off the shootouts, Veracruz state officials told Efe.</p> <p>Public Safety Secretariat and navy police officers engaged gunmen in shootouts in different sections of the city.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140415/police-kill-4-gunmen-shootouts-eastern-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Mexican Drug War Organized crime Agencia EFE Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:03:37 +0000 Agencia EFE 6122370 at http://www.globalpost.com Police kill 4 gunmen in shootouts in eastern Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140415/police-kill-4-gunmen-shootouts-eastern-mexico-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veracruz, Mexico, Apr 15 (EFE).- At least four suspected criminals died in separate shootouts with police in the port city of Veracruz, Mexican officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>State police launched several operations on Monday night to find and arrest members of criminal organizations, setting off the shootouts, Veracruz state officials told Efe.</p> <p>Public Safety Secretariat and navy police officers engaged gunmen in shootouts in different sections of the city.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140415/police-kill-4-gunmen-shootouts-eastern-mexico-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Mexican Drug War Organized crime Agencia EFE Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:03:37 +0000 Agencia EFE 6122371 at http://www.globalpost.com