House nears vote to increase penalties on ‘traveling criminals’

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The Florida House could soon vote on a proposal to dissuade thieves from venturing away from their hometowns to commit crimes.

A bill (HB 279) filed by Stuart Republican Rep. John Snyder would increase the offense level for committing grand theft if the offender commits the crime outside their home county with the intent to evade police who may be familiar with the offender, subjecting them to possibly increased prison time.

Florida breaks down felony offenses into 10 severity levels, with 10 being the most severe on the state’s criminal sentencing scoresheet, used to determine what punishment and

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Report: Criminals Will Move Off Bitcoin

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A recent report published by the pro-cryptocurrency lobbying group Crypto Council For Innovation and co-authored by former CIA deputy director Michael Morell analyzed the degree of illicit activity associated with Bitcoin and concluded that criminals will decreasingly leverage bitcoin to launder money.

The report, titled “An Analysis Of Bitcoin’s Use In Illicit Finance,” noted the fact that Bitcoin is pseudonymous (as opposed to completely anonymous) as a reason that other cryptocurrencies that better protect user privacy represent a “far larger” percent of total transaction volume for illicit activities than bitcoin.

Furthermore, it highlighted the fact that fiat currencies are often

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State awards funds to prevent criminals from reoffending

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(WWLP) – The Hampden County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with Roca as part of the Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative Grant Program awarded by the state.

The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $650,000 to provide the Hampden County Emerging Adult Reentry Initiative (HC-EARI) for people age 18 to 25 that need help before and after their release from state or county facilities. Roca, a nonprofit organization, will work with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department to advance public safety and reduce recidivism across the Commonwealth.

“Our administration recognizes the knowledge and experience that community-based

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Border agents arrest more criminals, see spike in meth and pot seizures as cartels exploit migrant surge

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EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The U.S. Border Patrol has detained twice the number of criminal migrants in the first six months of fiscal year 2021 as it did in all of 2020, newly released U.S. Customs and Border Protection data shows.

Among these were 265 sex offenders, 576 individuals convicted of assault, battery and domestic violence and 982 drug offenders. The bulk of the arrests (2,765), though, involved illegal entry or illegal re-entry after a previous deportation.

The Border Patrol also reports large increases in seizures of marijuana and methamphetamine – which are the Mexican drug cartels’ primary

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‘America’s Most Wanted’ EP on the High-Tech Reboot, the Finale’s Criminals, and More | Entertainment News

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America’s Most Wanted gets the job done: Four episodes into the reboot, — the finale of which is April 12 — and two have already resulted in criminals being caught, which means that catch counter is going up thanks to tips from viewers.

“That’s proof of concept, right? The audience needs to know that there is value in watching the show and then keeping their eyes and ears peeled as they go about their lives,” executive producer John Ferracane tells TV Insider. “A fugitive could be anywhere. A tip could come from anywhere.”

The reboot also broke a record with

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