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December 31, 1994 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the killing of a Florida abortion clinic doctor and his escort last summer raised fears of a nationwide conspiracy, U.S. deputy marshals were dispatched to protect dozens of clinics in cities around the nation. But the clinics in Brookline, Mass., where two women were shot to death Friday, were not among them because there was "no perceived threat" there, a Marshals Service spokesman said, even though clinics in the Boston suburb were frequent targets of protesters.
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March 7, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
An off-duty deputy U.S. marshal shot and killed an armed employee at a Hollywood tattoo parlor after the man intervened in a dispute between the agent and his wife, police said Thursday. The shooting was reported shortly before midnight Wednesday in an alley behind the 7300 block of Melrose Avenue after a fight between Ryan Daniel Gonzalez, 26, of Ontario and the marshal, whose name was withheld pending the outcome of the investigation, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.
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August 9, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The airline uses conventional passenger jets and makes scheduled stops at more than three dozen cities across the United States. Aside from that, "Con Air" is a little different. There are no movies to watch, magazines to read or pillows to make a nap more comfortable. Window shades stay up, seats don't recline and tray tables are stowed even when lunch is served.
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November 3, 2006 | Mima Mohammed, Times Staff Writer
More than 10,700 fugitives were rounded up last month in a weeklong sweep by federal, state and local law officials, Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales announced Thursday. The operation, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, was conducted Oct. 22-28 in 24 eastern states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Those arrested are considered "the worst of the worst fugitive felons," wanted for murder, robbery, kidnapping, carjacking and other serious crimes, Gonzales said at a news conference.
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July 30, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The federal government's long and embarrassing role as a major owner of the Bicycle Club Casino, one of California's biggest card clubs, may come to an end with a $25.3-million deal announced Monday to sell the federal share to the American arm of a vast British gambling concern. Federal trustee Frederick S. Wyle said in a brief statement that the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opening a new legal front in the fight over the Bicycle Club casino, a group of investors filed a $150-million lawsuit Thursday against their partners--the U.S. Justice Department and its federal Marshals Service. The suit was announced outside the Bell Gardens casino, where employees and investors waved signs saying, "Feds get out." The U.S. government has operated the casino since 1990, when it seized a controlling interest after a drug and money-laundering investigation.
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December 31, 1994 | ELIZABETH MEHREN and JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two women were killed and five other people were wounded in nearly identical shooting attacks at two abortion clinics here Friday morning by a man clad entirely in black and wielding a .22-caliber hunting rifle. The FBI immediately entered the case, joining local law authorities in a block-by-block search for the mysterious gunman, who may have been wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a security guard at one of the clinics. The guard was one of the injured.
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May 14, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Marshals Service ended a worldwide Computer Age manhunt that resulted in the arrest of 166 fugitives, some who had been on the run from drug smuggling and dealing cases for 11 years, officials announced Wednesday. A force of 104 deputies arrested 44 other people on a variety of drug-related charges during the 10-week effort. Sam Cicchino, chief of the U.S. Marshals Service in Los Angeles, said more arrests--18--were made in the Los Angeles area than in any other city.
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August 7, 1999 | Associated Press
President Clinton will nominate a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall to head the U.S. Marshals Service, the White House said. John Marshall, who would succeed Eduardo Gonzales, has been U.S. marshal at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., since 1994. His father, the first black justice, died in 1993. Marshall's brother, Thurgood Marshall Jr., is an assistant to the president for Cabinet affairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1997 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven months after her attorneys first demanded she be moved--and one week after the American Civil Liberties Union joined the suit on her behalf--former Whitewater partner Susan McDougal was transferred from a Los Angeles County jail to the federal Metropolitan Detention Facility. A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service said McDougal was picked up from the downtown Twin Towers Correctional Facility and moved to the federal facility at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. "It's clear to me that the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. Marshals Service in Los Angeles may automatically shackle detained defendants' legs when they make their initial court appearance. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, ruling on a lawsuit brought by 18 defendants, said the marshals could shackle individual defendants during their initial court appearance to protect those inside and outside the courtroom.
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November 16, 2005 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned the U.S. Marshals Service's policy of shackling defendants' legs when they make their initial appearances in district court. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the marshals had not adequately explained why leg shackling was needed. However, the court said the policy could be reinstated if a justification based on past or present problems was presented.
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March 6, 2004 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
A multiagency task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 187 fugitives from the Inland Empire in the last week, seizing firearms, marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine, officials announced Friday. Authorities arrested fugitives wanted for drug possession, spousal battery and check forgery, officials said. "All of these individuals arrested, all 187, needed to be taken off the street," U.S. Marshal Adam Torres said. Authorities in San Bernardino and Riverside counties asked for assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service in November.
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April 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Police Chief David Bejarano will be wearing a new badge by the end of the month when he starts his new job as head of the U.S. Marshals Service for San Diego and Imperial counties. Bejarano, 46, said Wednesday that the U.S. Senate had approved his nomination to the post by President Bush.
NEWS
August 7, 1999 | Associated Press
President Clinton will nominate a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall to head the U.S. Marshals Service, the White House said. John Marshall, who would succeed Eduardo Gonzales, has been U.S. marshal at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., since 1994. His father, the first black justice, died in 1993. Marshall's brother, Thurgood Marshall Jr., is an assistant to the president for Cabinet affairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opening a new legal front in the fight over the Bicycle Club casino, a group of investors filed a $150-million lawsuit Thursday against their partners--the U.S. Justice Department and its federal Marshals Service. The suit was announced outside the Bell Gardens casino, where employees and investors waved signs saying, "Feds get out." The U.S. government has operated the casino since 1990, when it seized a controlling interest after a drug and money-laundering investigation.
NEWS
December 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal marshals say they have spent more than $360,000 on safely transporting Manuel A. Noriega to and from jail since the deposed dictator was escorted out of Panama after the U.S. invasion. The Marshals Service has cited "the extraordinary costs of security details" each time Noriega makes a court appearance in Miami, 24 miles away. The information was obtained by the Miami Herald on a Freedom of Information Act request.
NEWS
September 9, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
In his last days in office, former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III took several actions that are causing problems for department officials and that his successor, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, now may have to confront. Although the most notable of these was Meese's 11th-hour order to subject Congress to investigations by independent counsels, several other actions have gone unnoticed but are also controversial.
NEWS
October 3, 1997 | From Associated Press
A judge dismissed a state murder charge Thursday against a man accused of killing a federal agent in the Ruby Ridge shootout, saying he can't be tried again after being acquitted of murder in federal court in 1993. Magistrate Quentin Harden ruled Thursday that the Idaho charges against Kevin Harris violate a state law barring prosecution of someone who faced the same charges in another "state, territory or country."
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