May 30, 2015

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Use of video visits for inmates rise — as do concerns

RICHMOND, Texas — Four-year-old William Cole saw his father’s face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen. The facility in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, is among a growing number of jails and prison systems across the U.S. in which video visitation has Read More…

Arizona apartment searched in connection with Texas prophet contest shooting

GARLAND, Texas — Federal agents are searching an apartment in Phoenix in an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday. Police officers shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Read More…

Newly-released video shows police officer ramming robbery suspect

TUCSON, Ariz. — Dramatic dash-cam video shows a police officer in a Tucson suburb using his cruiser to ram an armed suspect, sending him flying in the air before the car smashes into a wall. The man survived the Feb. 19 crash, and prosecutors cleared the officer of any wrongdoing. The video released Tuesday and Read More…

High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward. The court did not throw out the state provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they suspect is in the United States illegally. Even Read More…