Crime http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24733/all en 3 Suspects arrested in killings of officials in western Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140423/3-suspects-arrested-killings-officials-western-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 23 (EFE).- Three hitmen suspected of participating in a plot to destabilize the government by killing security and justice officials in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have been arrested, federal officials said.</p> <p>The suspects, who were arrested on Monday, planned attacks on Michoacan Public Safety Secretariat and Attorney General's Office personnel sent by President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration to the state, the federal commissioner for security and development in Michoacan, Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, 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/140423/3-suspects-arrested-killings-officials-western-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Mexican Drug War Organized crime Technology Agencia EFE Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:32:55 +0000 Agencia EFE 6128658 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico arrests 110 posing as vigilantes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/mexico-arrests-110-posing-vigilantes <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>Mexican authorities have detained more than 110 people posing as vigilantes battling a drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan in the last two weeks, an official said Tuesday.</p> <p>At least 46 suspected members of criminal groups were arrested in recent days in the town of Huetamo, where they acted as members of "self-defense" militias that spread in Michoacan in the past year, said senior federal official Alfredo Castillo.</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/140422/mexico-arrests-110-posing-vigilantes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Mexican Drug War Organized crime AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:04:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128002 at http://www.globalpost.com El Salvador church leaders call for new gang truce http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140422/el-salvador-church-leaders-call-new-gang-truce <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 Nelson Renteria</p> <p>SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Church leaders in El Salvador on Tuesday said they want to revive a fragile truce between the country's powerful street gangs in order to curb a resurgence of violent crime.</p> <p>Catholic Bishop Fabio Colindres, who helped broker a 2012 deal between gang leaders, proposed that religious leaders establish new talks with gang leaders.</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/140422/el-salvador-church-leaders-call-new-gang-truce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Business Crime Hospitality Law Organized crime Politics Religion Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:03:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127993 at http://www.globalpost.com 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