Dan Balz, The Washington Post Published 9:19 am PDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, seen here on May 3, 2017, founded an organization, American Possibilities, to support Democratic efforts in the midterms. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, seen here on May 3, 2017, founded an organization, American Possibilities, to support Democratic efforts in the midterms. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By David Paul Morris Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., seen here on Sept. 5, are both considered to be prospective presidential candidates. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., seen here on Sept. 5, are both considered to be prospective presidential candidates. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Matt McClain John Hickenlooper, governor of Colorado, waves while arriving on stage during … [Read more...] about Will the Democrats wake up before 2020?
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Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — It wasn't even close. Voters in North Carolina's largest county, which includes Charlotte, ousted their sheriff last week in a Democratic primary fought over immigration and criminal justice reform. Advocates like the American Civil Liberties Union, which invested an unusually large amount of money in the race, hope to use it as a model as they look for ways to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown at all levels of government. "We are absolutely seeking to put folks on notice," said Ronald Newman, the director of strategic initiatives for the civil liberties group. The ACLU spent $175,000 in Mecklenburg County — almost three times the amount the winner on Tuesday raised in the first quarter of the year — helping to turn around a race that internal polling showed was the incumbent's to lose. Garry McFadden, a retired … [Read more...] about North Carolina voters dump Democratic sheriff who backed ICE deportation program
A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who's serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also fed the remains of her dismembered lover to neighbors at a barbecue in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Investigation Discovery, a crime-themed cable network that reaches 85 million U.S. households, will air the true crime thriller "Dead North" about Kelly Cochran, a Northwest Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of her husband, Jason Cochran, at their home on the 7100 block of Mississippi Street of Hobart. Cochran told Hobart police she injected her husband with heroin and smothered him with a pillow as revenge for the murder of her lover Christopher Regan, who she lured to her other home in Iron River, Michigan, with the promise of sex. Her husband burst out of the basement and shot Regan in the head with a .22 caliber rifle during the act, which the couple had plotted after making a "pact to kill off … [Read more...] about Documentary: Hobart woman may have fed dismembered lover to neighbors at barbecue, killed up to nine people
Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Department of Justice is prosecuting a Taylor County law enforcement officer for releasing police records to producers of a national television show about unsolved crimes.Taylor County Detective Sgt. Steven Bowers faces 1½ years in prison and a felony conviction for releasing records in 2017 related to two unsolved murders. Police records are public under the law, but agencies often withhold them from release on grounds they could compromise an investigation, an explanation rarely challenged in court.Bowers was not authorized to turn over the additional records and violated the sheriff department’s policy not to release “any information” regarding death investigations, according to the criminal complaint. DOJ argues Bowers should be held accountable for disclosing “confidential” information and is charging him with felony misconduct in public office. There is no crime associated with releasing public records.The … [Read more...] about AG charges law enforcement officer with felony for unauthorized release of police records
A film crew has been prowling around Libertyville, digging up history on the Rouse murders and awakening youthful memories that still give me chills.In June 1980, I was finishing my junior year at Libertyville High School when my dad read the horrifying details in the newspaper. Darlene and Bruce Rouse, prominent owners of a chain of gas stations, had been brutally shot at close range in their bedroom overnight. Bruce Rouse had also been stabbed multiple times and beaten."They think one of the kids did it," my father said. I could hear the tension in his voice.Did I know the family? Not really. But the three Rouse siblings ran in some of the same circles as my friends. They were among the wealthier families in the community, and lived in a woodsy estate in unincorporated Libertyville, just outside the village boundary.My dad must have wondered how anyone my age could be capable of such a thing.Back then — and today — Libertyville prided itself on its image, and with good … [Read more...] about New look at Rouse murders stirs chilling memories