Carrie Johnson http://wrti.org en FBI Still Struggling With Supreme Court's GPS Ruling http://wrti.org/post/fbi-still-struggling-supreme-courts-gps-ruling Earlier this year, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/01/23/145656654/top-court-police-need-warrant-for-gps-tracking" target="_blank">Supreme Court said police had overstepped</a> their legal authority by planting a GPS tracker on the car of a suspected drug dealer without getting a search warrant. It seemed like another instance in a long line of cases that test the balance between personal privacy and the needs of law enforcement.<p>But the decision in <em>U.S. v. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:04:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 3471 at http://wrti.org FBI Still Struggling With Supreme Court's GPS Ruling Without Parole, Juveniles Face Bleak Life In Prison http://wrti.org/post/without-parole-juveniles-face-bleak-life-prison We hear a lot about juvenile offenders when they commit a crime — and again, when they're sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison. But not much is known about what happens after the prison gates slam shut.<p>For the first time, researchers are starting to fill in the blanks — with <a href="http://sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/jj_The_Lives_of_Juvenile_Lifers.pdf" target="_blank">a survey of nearly 1,600 young people serving life</a> without the possibility of parole. They say the U.S. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:11:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 3444 at http://wrti.org Without Parole, Juveniles Face Bleak Life In Prison Obama Needs To Share More About Patriot Act Program, Senators Say http://wrti.org/post/obama-needs-share-more-about-patriot-act-program-senators-say Two Senate Democrats want the Justice Department to share more details about how it interprets a key provision of the Patriot Act. The lawmakers say the public has a right to know about a sensitive intelligence gathering program.<p>So Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden and Colorado Democrat Mark Udall have sent a letter of complaint to the attorney general. The senators say people would be stunned to know how the government is going about getting business records and other information under the U.S. Patriot Act.<p>But the Justice Department says those issues require secrecy. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:05:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 1510 at http://wrti.org Report: Prosecutors Hid Evidence In Ted Stevens Case http://wrti.org/post/report-prosecutors-hid-evidence-ted-stevens-case An extraordinary special investigation by a federal judge has concluded that two Justice Department prosecutors intentionally hid evidence in the case against Sen. Ted Stevens, one of the biggest political corruption cases in recent history.<p>A blistering report released Thursday found that the government team concealed documents that would have helped the late Stevens, a longtime Republican senator from Alaska, defend himself against false-statements charges in 2008. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:56:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 1494 at http://wrti.org Report: Prosecutors Hid Evidence In Ted Stevens Case As Gangs Move To New York Suburbs, So Does Crime http://wrti.org/post/gangs-move-new-york-suburbs-so-does-crime Over the past few years, authorities have arrested more than 200 gang members in an unexpected place: the tree-lined suburbs along the Hudson River in New York.<p>Drug traffickers with ties to the Bloods, the Latin Kings and other gangs have put down roots there. Authorities say they brought shootings and stabbings with them.<p>Middletown, N.Y., is 90 minutes northwest of the city. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 1401 at http://wrti.org As Gangs Move To New York Suburbs, So Does Crime Congressman Proposes Stiffer Penalties For Those Who Lie To Buy Guns http://wrti.org/post/congressman-proposes-stiffer-penalties-those-who-lie-buy-guns A Democratic Congressman has introduced legislation that would impose tough new penalties on people who lie when they buy guns.<p>Rep. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 1246 at http://wrti.org To Solve Hacking Case, Feds Get Hacker Of Their Own http://wrti.org/post/solve-hacking-case-feds-get-hacker-their-own <blockquote><p></blockquote><p>Federal prosecutors have charged five men with responsibility for some of the biggest computer hacks in the past few years. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:54:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 1163 at http://wrti.org To Solve Hacking Case, Feds Get Hacker Of Their Own FBI Offers $1 Million For Information Leading To Safe Return Of Retired Agent http://wrti.org/post/fbi-offers-1-million-information-leading-safe-return-retired-agent The FBI is offering a <a href="http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2012/march/levinson/levinson">$1 million reward</a> for information leading directly to the safe return of one of its retired agents.<p>Robert Levinson disappeared five years ago this week on Kish Island, Iran. He worked at the FBI for 22 years before he retired, taking as a private detective. It was that job that sent him to Iran in March 2007, where he went missing.<p>U.S. government officials believe he may be a hostage, held by a group in Afghanistan or Pakistan. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:40:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 1151 at http://wrti.org FBI Offers $1 Million For Information Leading To Safe Return Of Retired Agent Holder Spells Out Why Drones Target U.S. Citizens http://wrti.org/post/holder-spells-out-why-drones-target-us-citizens It's one of the most serious actions the U.S. government could ever take: targeting one of its own citizens with lethal force.<p>Since last year, U.S. drones have killed three Americans overseas. But Attorney General Eric Holder says the ongoing fight against al-Qaida means those kinds of deadly strikes are now a way of life. And judging from the reaction to his national security speech at Northwestern University Law School on Monday, so is the hot debate over the legality of the U.S. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:34:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 1133 at http://wrti.org Holder Spells Out Why Drones Target U.S. Citizens Holder Addresses Killing Of American Terrorism Suspects http://wrti.org/post/holder-addresses-killing-american-terrorism-suspects Attorney General Eric Holder spoke in Chicago on Monday on the legal rationales for targeting and killing Americans suspected of terrorism overseas. Carrie Johnson talks to Melissa Block. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 1126 at http://wrti.org