12, Oct 2014 - Mason, WA White House denies considering executive action to close Guantanamo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday denied a report that President Barack Obama is putting together options for executive action to close the controversial U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in defiance of congressional wishes. The Wall Street Journal, citing administration officials, reported that the White House was "drafting options" to close the facility by ...
12, Oct 2014 - Mason, WA Deaths In Local Jails Rose During 2012; State Prison Deaths Remained Stable
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During 2012, 958 inmates died while in the custody of local jails, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was an 8 percent increase from the 889 deaths in 2011 and marked the first annual increase in the number of jail deaths since 2009. State prisons reported 3,351 deaths in 2012, which was nearly equal to the number of ...
12, Oct 2014 - In 2013 The State Prison Population Rose For The First Time Since 2009
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. state and federal prisons held an estimated 1,574,700 inmates on December 31, 2013, an increase of 4,300 prisoners over yearend 2012, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was the first increase in the state prison population reported since 2009.While the state prison population increased by ...
12, Oct 2014 - Mason, WA White House intruder was armed with knife: officials
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Texas man arrested on Friday for charging at the White House was armed with a knife when he climbed a fence and made it into the executive mansion after President Barack Obama had departed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Saturday. Previously, the U.S. Secret Service had said Omar Gonzalez, 42, had been unarmed. Gonzalez was charged with unlawfully ...
11, Oct 2014 - Police Say Legal Marijuana Allows Them to Focus on More Serious Crime
By Kara Mason - Three jurisdictions, Washington, D.C., Oregon and Alaska, are following Colorado and Washington’s path to legalizing marijuana. It’s on the November ballot in all three jurisdictions.
10, Oct 2014 - Man arrested for charging White House had knife: U.S. attorney's office
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Omar Gonzalez, the man arrested on Friday after climbing the fence at the White House and making his way into the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, was armed with a knife, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Saturday.