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Ex-NFL player and Harvard-Westlake alumnus pleads not guilty to charges of making criminal threats

Los Angeles Times

The February post read, "When you're a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge." The image of a shotgun showed "#MiamiDolphins" on the handle and "#HarvardWestlake" on the barrel. The post included the Twitter handles of high school classmates James Dunleavy and Durall "T.J." Taylor, and former Dolphin teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey.

Freed Canadian Hostage Appears in Court on Criminal Charges

U.S. News

When they returned to Canada with three children born in captivity, Boyle said a fourth child had been murdered and his spouse raped after their capture by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network. The Taliban denied the accusations of rape and murder.

Tomorrow's Criminal Justice


Today around 20 percent of those released after an arraignment are rearrested within two years. Although the software would not replace human judges, the researchers say that their algorithm could help cut the reoffender rate in half, to 10 percent, perhaps averting more than 1,000 domestic violence arrests every year for the average large U.S. city.

Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt

U.S. News

The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix has been charged with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge's order in a racial-profiling case, leaving the 84-year-old lawman in a tough spot two weeks before Election Day as he seeks a seventh term.

Burundi to leave International Criminal Court, official says

U.S. News

A Burundi official says the country will withdraw from the International Criminal Court, months after the court said it will investigate violence sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election.