October 30, 2001 |
A coalition of civil rights groups on Monday called on the Justice Department to release the names of the estimated 900 prisoners the FBI has arrested or detained since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Filing a Freedom of Information request, 20 civil rights groups also demanded that the government release the nature of the charges filed against the prisoners, the dates they were detained and where they are being held.
September 15, 2001 |
As authorities put names Friday to the hijackers who destroyed the World Trade Center and flattened part of the Pentagon, they asked local police to hunt down more than 100 people wanted for questioning about the terrorists and urged everyday Americans to help find anyone who knew them. "It's pretty clear that there were probably others involved in these endeavors," Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft told reporters. "And it's in our interest to track those individuals down."
June 21, 2001 |
Federal agents have arrested 261 people in connection with a Mexico-based drug trafficking cartel responsible for putting millions of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana on the streets of 16 U.S. cities, government officials said Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration, working with agents of the FBI and Customs Service and assisted by local law enforcement, made 76 of the arrests in the early morning hours Wednesday in more than a dozen cities, adding to 185 arrests made previously.
December 5, 2000 |
Hearing arguments in a case that could affect anyone who drives a car, Supreme Court justices debated whether people can be arrested for traffic violations punishable only by a fine. A Texas woman who was arrested, handcuffed and jailed because she and her children weren't wearing seat belts asked the justices Monday to rule that the police violated her constitutional protection against unreasonable arrests.
April 14, 2000 |
Federal authorities said Thursday that they have broken up a Los Angeles-based drug trafficking operation that used the Federal Express overnight delivery system to ship tons of marijuana across the United States.
June 14, 1999 |
Increased public awareness and the threat of stricter penalties contributed to an almost 20% drop in nationwide arrests for drunk driving from 1986 to 1997, according to activists and a Justice Department study released Sunday. At the same time, the number of people behind bars or on probation for driving while intoxicated soared to more than 500,000, a jump of 90%--an indication that drunk drivers are receiving tougher sentences.