Category Archives: Crime and Incidents

Jaco Booyens: Trafficking Epidemic Fueled by Lockdowns, Police Cuts, and a Porous Border

Sex trafficking has spiked during the pandemic, as kids and teens in lockdown spend much of their waking hours on social media where traffickers and pimps can easily reach them, says anti-trafficking activist Jaco Booyens. Near the U.S.-Mexico border, traffickers

Washington Post Reporter Sues Paper, Alleging Discrimination After She Went Public as Sexual Assault Survivor

A man walks past The Washington Post in Washington on Aug. 5, 2013. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Killing Young Amish Woman

Justo Smoker (Lancaster County District Attorney's Office/East Lampeter Township Police Department)

3 Decades Later, Georgia Man Is Charged With Killing Boy, 8

James Michael Coates is seen, in Roswell, Ga., in an undated photo. (Roswell Police Department via AP)

$1 Million in Fines After Nitrogen Kills 6 at Georgia Poultry Plant

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh testifies during a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related…

29 Victims Rescued, 363 Human Trafficking Arrests In Florida

Police car. (Mario Anzuoni/File Photo via Reuters)

Border Patrol Encounters Large Group of 197 Illegal Immigrants, Mostly Children: CBP

A sign in Carr Canyon warns of possible smuggling and illegal immigrants in the area, near the U.S.-Mexico border in Sierra Vista, Arizona, on May…

Texas Begins Arresting Illegal Immigrants for Trespassing as Part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Border Security Plan

File photo showing the Dolph Briscoe Unit correctional facility in Dilley, Texas, on April 6, 2020. (Tom Reel/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Man Who Filmed Ashli Babbitt’s Death Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor

An eight-foot-tall steel fence topped with concertina razor wire circles the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 29, 2021. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

2 People Shot Outside Restaurants In Washington DC, Diners Flee For Safety

Police Chief Robert Contee speaks to reporters, with Mayor Muriel Bowser, after a shooting in Washington, on July 22, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)