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Jul 03, 2013 Commit any felonies lately?

QUOTE: two broader phenomena. One is the militarization of domestic law enforcement. In recent years, police departments have widely adopted military tactics, military equipment (armored personnel carriers, flash-bang grenades) — and, sometimes, the mindset of military conquerors rather than domestic peacekeepers. The other phenomenon is the increasing degree to which civilians are subject to criminal prosecution for noncriminal acts, including exercising the constitutionally protected right to free speech.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Sep 04, 2011 Ex-Premier Faces Charges for Iceland’s Fiscal Woes

QUOTE: The dust from Iceland’s spectacular financial disaster — the failure of its three biggest banks and then the collapse of its economy in the fall of 2008 — had barely begun to settle when the country set about finding someone to blame... it is pursuing criminal charges against a politician, former Prime Minister Geir Haarde, for his government’s failure to avert the catastrophe.

New York Times
Jul 15, 2009 Exchange students live American nightmare

QUOTE: Danielle Grijalva, director of the Committee for Safety of Foreign Exchange Students, said she once worked in the industry. The agencies, which she calls unregulated travel agents, can make millions of dollars enticing rich foreigners and lobbying for State Department grants to lure scholarship-eligible students here for a year of study.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Nov 19, 2008 Britain Grapples With Role for Islamic Justice

QUOTE: This is Islamic justice, British style. Despite a raucous national debate over the limits of religious tolerance and the pre-eminence of British law, the tenets of Shariah, or Islamic law, are increasingly being applied to everyday life in cities across the country.

New York Times
Aug 07, 2006 15 States Expand Right to Shoot in Self-Defense

QUOTE: 15 states have enacted laws that expand the right of self-defense, allowing crime victims to use deadly force in situations that might formerly have subjected them to prosecution for murder.

New York Times
Jul 10, 2001 Hamptons Assault Case Brings Out Class Divisions

QUOTE: "It's pretty bad that she's not in prison just because she has money," said Ms. Hunt, an American Airlines flight attendant who lives in Southampton year round. She was referring to Elizabeth S. Grubman, the Manhattan publicist charged with backing a sport-utility vehicle into a crowd outside a trendy nightclub here last weekend.

New York Times