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Are Criminals Outsmarting The IRS???

Are Criminals Outsmarting The IRS??? | Government Agencies | Scoop.it

"A government report says the IRS is paying millions in fraudulent tax refunds to prison inmates and has failed to take steps to stop the bleeding."

Law Enforcement's insight:

Fraudulent refund claims by prisoners:  137,000 totaling $1 billion in 2012.


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FBI's Violent Crime Statistics For Every City In America - CBS Local

FBI's Violent Crime Statistics For Every City In America - CBS Local | Government Agencies | Scoop.it
The FBI's violent crime report is not a ranking — there are no winners, no losers. Mostly, these statistics are here to help individual cities track their crime over long periods of time...
Law Enforcement's insight:

"The country saw a drop in overall violent crime."



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What It Feels Like to Be Released from Federal Prison After 25 Years | VICE | United States

Even the air felt different.
Law Enforcement's insight:

"Decades had passed since the last time I held a key."


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Stanford expert endorses push for federal prison sentencing reform - Stanford University News

Stanford expert endorses push for federal prison sentencing reform - Stanford University News | Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Stanford School of Law Professor David Sklansky advocates overhauling federal prison sentencing guidelines that have locked up millions of Americans – many of them young black men – for nonviolent crimes.
Law Enforcement's insight:

"There is a growing consensus for federal criminal justice reform."


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Secret Service director's mission: Fix the agency - CNN

Secret Service director's mission: Fix the agency - CNN | Government Agencies | Scoop.it
More than nine months after a knife-wielding intruder scaled the White House fence and entered what should be the most secure building in the world, the man tasked with reforming the U.S Secret Service vowed such an incident would never happen again.
Law Enforcement's insight:

"It should not have happened. And it won't happen again."


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Could the FBI See Your Selfies???

Could the FBI See Your Selfies??? | Government Agencies | Scoop.it

"FBI May Seek Facebook Data for Facial Recognition"

Law Enforcement's insight:

Facebook’s DeepFace facial recognition system has a 97 percent level of efficiency, which any government surveillance network would envy. 

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US Border Patrol Declines to Use Body Cameras After Internal Review - In Homeland Security

US Border Patrol Declines to Use Body Cameras After Internal Review - In Homeland Security | Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Body cameras on uniformed officers are controversial for various reasons. There are pros and cons, but why has the US Border Patrol declined the body cams?
Law Enforcement's insight:

"The Border Patrol's internal review revealed more drawbacks than benefits for agents."



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Texans in federal prisons make up biggest group that will be freed early - Monitor

Texans in federal prisons make up biggest group that will be freed early - Monitor | Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Texas will receive the largest number of inmates who are being freed early in the largest one-time federal prison release, an effort by U.S.
Law Enforcement's insight:

This is part of a national trend to reduce the harsh federal sentences that began with the war on drugs in the 1980's.


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Jackson County jail correctional officers are underpaid, undertrained and ... - CorrectionsOne

Jackson County jail correctional officers are underpaid, undertrained and ... - CorrectionsOne | Government Agencies | Scoop.it
By Mike Hendricks The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The first thing Jeffrey Beaber did when he got to work each day at the Jackson County Detention Center was check the overtime
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"You're in a position to fail."


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Federal Prison System Shows Dramatic Long-Term Growth

Federal Prison System Shows Dramatic Long-Term Growth | Government Agencies | Scoop.it
From 1980 to 2013, the number of offenders incarcerated in federal prisons increased from approximately 24,000 to more than 215,000, making the federal system the largest in the nation.
Law Enforcement's insight:

"Since 1980, there has been a 595% increase in prison spending."


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Hard Won Experience: Lessons from America’s Biggest Disasters and Emergencies

Hard Won Experience:  Lessons from America’s Biggest Disasters and Emergencies | Government Agencies | Scoop.it
Public officials who've been at the center of response and recovery efforts reminisce on what went wrong and right, what works and what doesn't, and how their experiences might be useful for others.
Law Enforcement's insight:

When an emergency strikes, get everyone — literally everyone possible — in the same room.


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