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Chinese Drones Banned by Tech Supplier to U.S. Police

A supplier of drone technology to dozens of state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies, located in the U.S. and a handful of other countries, will stop working with Chinese drone manufacturers, citing security concerns. Cape, a Redwood …

New Hampshire Owners Not Liable if Stolen Gun Used in Crime

The New Hampshire House has voted to grant immunity in civil cases to gun owners whose weapons are stolen and used in the commission of a crime. The House voted 211-151 to send the bill to the Senate after rejecting …

UN: Drug Abuse Kills Tens of Thousands of People

Drug abuse worldwide is stagnant but still kills about 200,000 people a year, the U.N.’s drug-fighting agency said in a report released Tuesday. Based on 2010 figures, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime also said global treatment for …

Skateboarding Without a Helmet in Hawaii Could Be a Crime

Skateboarding without a helmet could become a crime under a bill moving through the Hawaii legislature. The House Health Committee on Friday approved a bill that would require children under 16 to wear properly fitted helmets while skateboarding, or risk …

Facebook Page at Miss. Crime Scene Leads to Arrest

A Facebook page left up on a computer at a burglary scene has resulted in the arrest of a Jackson, Miss., man. The Clarion-Ledger reports that prosecutors told a judge Monday that the Facebook page is a key piece of …

Report: Arizona Sees 60% Drop in Vehicle Thefts

A crime data analysis released by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission shows that the state has seen its crime rate drop by nearly a third over the past 10 years. The commission’s analysis of FBI crime data shows that Arizona’s …

Report: Guns in Bars Have Little Impact on Crime in Virginia

The number of gun crimes at Virginia bars and restaurants declined slightly during the first year of a new state law that allows people with permits to carry concealed firearms into establishments that serve alcohol, a newspaper reported Sunday. According …

U.S. Retailers Report Rise in Organized Crime, Cargo Theft

Sophisticated technology, less staff at stores and more gang activity are all contributing to more U.S. stores being hit by organized crime, according to a survey by an industry group. Of 129 retailers, primarily national store chains, surveyed this spring …