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Archive for March 13th, 2014

Attorney General Holder to Announce Reductions in Drug Sentences Today

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Saying too many Americans are spending an excessive amount of time behind bars for drugs, the Justice Department is expected to announce a proposal today that would reduce some sentences and relieve overcrowded prisons, Reuters reports.

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to deliver the speech at 9 a.m.

The change would impact about 70% of future drug trafficking defendants.

“Certain types of cases result in too many Americans going to prison for far too long, and at times for no truly good public safety reason,” Holder will tell the commission, according to an excerpt of his speech released ahead of time by the Justice Department.

According to a Justice Department estimate, the average sentence for federal drug offenders would decline from 62 months to 51 months.

Immigrant Steals Border Patrol Agent’s Gun, Pulls Trigger But Weapon Jams

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

It’s one of the greatest fears of law enforcement: A suspect wrestles away your guy,  points it at you and squeezes the triggers.

It happened Wednesday to a Border Patrol agent who was attacked by an immigrant near Encino, Texas, the Monitor reports.

Officials said the immigrant wrestled away the agent’s pistol and pointed it at him, but when the suspect pulled the trigger, the gun jammed.

After the attack, Border Patrol managed to detain eight people, including the attacker.

FBI Agent Mikulski Dies at Age 50 After Fight with Long-term Illness, Wife Says

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Mark J. Mikulski, a supervisory agent at the FBI for nearly 20 years, died at the age of 50 following a fight with multiple myeloma.

The Washington Post reports that Mikulski died Feb. 25 at Reston Hospital Center in Virginia.

Mikulski led technology programs that detected terrorist threats.

A native of Buffalo, Mikulski graduated from the University of Bufallo in 1985 and joined the FBI a decade later.

Mikulski also was a Boy Scouts troop leader and a representative to the FBI Agents Association.

 

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Threatening to Kill 2 FBI Agents in Philadelphia

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Most people are wise enough to know not to threaten an FBI agent with violence.

Not a Pennsylvania man, who is accused of threatening to kill two Philadelphia FBI agents and their families through more than 850 e-mails sent over just four months in 2012, Philly.com reports.

Justin Michael Credico has been charged with two counts each of threatening federal law enforcement officers and threatening their families.

Some of the messages are riddled with obscene language and death threats.

 

 

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