CRIMES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CRIMES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Balko: Colorado cops taking pot shots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790808-82/pot-crime-denver-marijuana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790808-82/pot-crime-denver-marijuana.html.csp">Balko: Colorado cops taking pot shots</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Radley Balko</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T15:53:38.244-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 03:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Radley Balko The Washington Post After three months with legal marijuana, Denver has not turned into an urban wasteland. In fact, as Vox reported this week, crime in the first two months of 2014 is down across the board from the first two months of 2013. Yes, it’s still early. But the numbers so far don’t suggest that Denver is about to succumb to a crime wave fueled by pot-addicted hooligans (as some law enforcement officials warned). This makes an Associated Press report from Friday all t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790808@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:53:38 MDT Petition started to keep Jets’ Vick away from camp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790698-77/vick-jets-petition-camp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790698-77/vick-jets-petition-camp.html.csp">Petition started to keep Jets’ Vick away from camp</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.237-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A petition seeking to ban quarterback Michael Vick from New York Jets’ training camp at SUNY Cortland this summer because of his dogfighting-related crimes had over 2,600 signatures as of late Monday night. The petition on change.org includes a photo of an abused dog and calls Vick “a monster and a disgrace.” It’s addressed to SUNY Cortland president Erik J. Bitterbaum, saying “if we welcome Vick onto our campus, we are complicit in his crimes.” Vick, who recently signed with the Jets...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577906982014-04-09T16:58:04.237-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.237-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790698@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park neighborhood’s crimes, charted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57754919-224/pioneer-crimes-http-neighborhood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57754919-224/pioneer-crimes-http-neighborhood.html.csp">Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park neighborhood’s crimes, charted</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T18:45:22.273-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 06:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Crime is down around Pioneer Park. That’s what the numbers show, anyway. But that’s not how Mary Woodhead, a city planning commissioner, feels. For her, the downtown Salt Lake City neighborhood is “excruciatingly frightening.” Along with the return of spring comes a return in public anxieties about the swelling homeless population in and around Pioneer Park. &lt;freeform&gt; As city planners and leaders continue to make decisions about how to respond to the crime in the area, it can be helpful t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57754919@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:45:22 MDT DOJ trains cops to work with transgender people http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741075-68/transgender-police-community-crimes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741075-68/transgender-police-community-crimes.html.csp">DOJ trains cops to work with transgender people</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC TUCKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T19:30:28.352-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 07:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Justice Department launched a program Thursday to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals, a population authorities say is disproportionately harmed by violence. The new initiative is aimed at helping police identify hate crimes and build trust with a community that law enforcement officials say is too often reluctant to report crimes. “It’s clear that such a training is as necessary as it is overdue,” Associate Attorney General Tony West said...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57741075@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:30:28 MDT Cache County deputies raid home, arrest man on child porn possession http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713005-78/arrest-cache-county-images.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713005-78/arrest-cache-county-images.html.csp">Cache County deputies raid home, arrest man on child porn possession</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T13:07:27.851-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Mendon man has been arrested after Cache County sheriff’s investigators raided his home and seized computing equipment allegedly containing pornographic images of children. Sheriff Lynn Nelson said the Thursday afternoon arrest of the 28-year-old man came after his office, through involvement of some of its staff in the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, learned the images had been downloaded to a computer at the home. Armed with a search warrant, deputies went to the residence and se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57713005@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:07:27 MDT Bloomberg View: Justice demands an end to capital punishment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591438-82/death-penalty-punishment-capital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591438-82/death-penalty-punishment-capital.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Justice demands an end to capital punishment</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">From Bloomberg view</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T11:05:01.84-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A grisly new consideration may start a necessary debate over capital punishment in the United States, which is unique among advanced nations in its use of the death penalty. The distinction isn’t one to be proud of and should be brought to an end. Since the 1980s, the use of lethal injection has made executions seem a little more clinical and a little less barbaric. But recently pharmaceutical companies have refused to supply some of the fatal drugs, and some executions have raised doubts that t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57591438@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:05:01 MDT Bloomberg News: China should oppose N. Korea crimes against humanity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57568590-82/china-kim-korea-regime.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57568590-82/china-kim-korea-regime.html.csp">Bloomberg News: China should oppose N. Korea crimes against humanity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T01:01:03.74-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The United Nations’ report on human rights in North Korea is a sickening document. It should give China’s leaders pause. Supporting the despicable regime of Kim Jong Un is not in their interests. North Korea’s chubby, basketball-loving leader invites mockery, but the report released Monday makes plain that he and his regime are no joke. U.N. investigators provide an appalling catalog of horrors: children beaten for not performing well at mass games honoring the Dear Leader, citizens jailed for d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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