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Florida inmates use criminal skills to rescue baby from car

Florida inmates use criminal skills to rescue baby from carA group of prisoners in Florida put their criminal skills to good use on Valentine’s Day – breaking into a car, to free a baby locked inside. The prisoners, on work-release, were repairing parking meters in Pasco County, north of Tampa, when they spotted the family in distress. The one-year-old child was trapped inside the car, with the keys inside. The family was unable to afford a locksmith and so, in the 56 degree Fahrenheit heat, the father was preparing to break the window. That is when the prisoners, in their black and white uniforms, offered to help, and worked in a team to pry open the front door just enough for one inmate to use a coat hanger to push a button that unlocked the 4×4’s door. In a video, which has gone viral, police are heard telling the father to "pop his head in the window" so "strange faces" would not scare the baby. Another person in the video, filmed by the baby’s mother Shadow Lantry, can be heard commenting on the "hilarious situation," with police watching the crew unlock the car. The whole endeavour took about two minutes, and ended with the group cheering.  Ms Lantry said the child was "just sitting there happy" throughout the ordeal. The parents thanked the crew, deputies and firefighters for their help.



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Feds investigating Jeff Bezos' claims, examining agreement that shielded AMI from criminal charges

Feds investigating Jeff Bezos' claims, examining agreement that shielded AMI from criminal chargesProsecutors with the Southern District of New York are investigating the claims and reexamining an agreement that has protected the Enquirer's parent company.



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Judge considers gag order for Trump confidant Roger Stone’s criminal trial: ‘This is a criminal proceeding and not a public relations campaign’

Judge considers gag order for Trump confidant Roger Stone’s criminal trial: ‘This is a criminal proceeding and not a public relations campaign’Roger Stone, the political strategist and long-time ally of Donald Trump, could be subjected to a gag order, the judge overseeing his case has said. The 68-year-old who is facing seven charges in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, has made several high profile media appearances to discuss his case since his arrest last week. ​But US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson admonished Mr Stone for treating his charges “like a book tour”.



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Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal Justice

Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal JusticeDemocratic senator Kamala Harris has announced that she is throwing her hat in the ring to run for president in 2020 — so now is as good a time as any to remind everyone of her terrible record on criminal justice. Thankfully, criminal-justice reform has become a bit of a popular issue these days among both Democrats and Republicans. As a civil libertarian, it’s my opinion that we still have a long way to go — and putting Kamala Harris in the White House would not be a step in the right direction.



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Senate easily approves criminal justice legislation

Senate easily approves criminal justice legislationBy a vote of 87-12, the Republican-led Senate passed and sent to the House of Representatives the “First Step Act,” which would ease the way for some prisoners to win early release to halfway houses or home confinement. The legislation also aims to establish programs to head off repeat offenders and protect first-time non-violent offenders from harsh mandatory minimum sentences. Earlier this year, the House passed a bipartisan bill focusing on prison reforms, which did not include sentencing reforms.



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Bipartisan criminal justice reform bill clears US Senate

Bipartisan criminal justice reform bill clears US SenateThe US Senate on Tuesday night overwhelmingly passed a sweeping federal criminal justice reform bill, paving the way for the most significant change to America’s justice system in decades. “America is the greatest Country in the world and my job is to fight for ALL citizens, even those who have made mistakes,” US President Donald Trump tweeted after the bill was passed. “Congratulations to the Senate on the bi-partisan passing of a historic Criminal Justice Reform Bill,” he said.



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Criminal justice bill passes Senate; House approval expected

Criminal justice bill passes Senate; House approval expectedWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society.



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In major shift, Mitch McConnell announces the Senate will vote on criminal justice reform bill

In major shift, Mitch McConnell announces the Senate will vote on criminal justice reform billThe bipartisan "First Step Act" aims to reduce the number of people in the nation's crowded prisons.



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Mueller says Michael Flynn provided 'substantial assistance' to the Russia probe and a mysterious separate criminal investigation

Mueller says Michael Flynn provided 'substantial assistance' to the Russia probe and a mysterious separate criminal investigationThe memo did not divulge any details about a second criminal investigation Mueller is working on, and it hinted about a possible third.



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42 Migrants Arrested in Border Clash Will Avoid Criminal Charges

42 Migrants Arrested in Border Clash Will Avoid Criminal ChargesNo criminal charges will be filed against the 42 migrants who were arrested after they clashed with Border Patrol agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, Calif. on Sunday. The only two individuals Customs and Border Protection referred for prosecution ended up not being charged because they had medical problems and could not be held at the San Diego detention center, according to reports. “Depending on their country of citizenship and their case’s final disposition, the Border Patrol may turn those people over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” said Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ralph DeSio.



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