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Merced Police Stop Burglary in Progress: Two Arrested Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 April 2012 13:53

MERCED  - Police were dispatched to the listed address for a burglar alarm at C&S Tow Company. Merced Police Officer’s Eduardo Chavez and Sean Green were the first to arrive at the business. While checking the perimeter of the business the officers found that the back southeast fence had been cut. Officer Green saw a subject inside of a vehicle.

When the suspect saw the officer he began to run in an attempt to escape the scene. Several other officers had arrived securing the perimeter of the business and took the suspect into custody before he was able to make it out of the fenced enclosure. This suspect was identified as Joseph Rivera.

Seizure of 1,300 Pounds of Marijuana in Multi-State Illegal Drug Trafficking Ring 14 Arrested Print E-mail
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Saturday, 31 March 2012 13:58

SACRAMENTO -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the arrests of 14 individuals across three states and the seizure of 1,300 pounds of processed marijuana as part of a multi-state illegal drug trafficking ring. The operation also resulted in the seizure of 8 firearms, $415,855 in cash, $35,000 in gold bars and silver coins and three generators valued at $20,000.

"At the California Department of Justice, our special agents target criminal enterprises running drugs, guns and human beings up and down California," said Attorney General Harris. "In this case, we have shut down a large-scale drug trafficking operation that went beyond California's borders."
MEGA Millions® Jackpot Hits World Record Territory -- $540 Million Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 March 2012 23:19
SACRAMENTO – The MEGA Millions jackpot for Friday night’s draw has officially become the largest jackpot in the history of lotteries around the world…$540 million!

Not surprisingly, players took to the internet to find out the winning numbers Tuesday night and the Lottery’s website had 1 million hits between 8-9pm. Also, as expected, “MEGA Millions jackpot” is one of the top trending topics on the worldwide web currently. Although nine Californians matched five numbers without the Mega number, no one matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s MEGA Millions draw, making Friday’s night’s jackpot worth the astounding $540 million amount.

Merced Man Arrested For Auto Theft & Weapons Possession Print E-mail
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Saturday, 31 March 2012 13:37

MERCED - Merced Police located an unoccupied stolen vehicle parked in the 3200 blk of Dublin Ave early Thursday morning. The 1999 Honda Civic had been reported stolen earlier in the day from an address in South Merced. Officer’s working in the North area set-up on the vehicle hoping to identify the driver.

Within several minutes an unidentified Asian male adult got into the vehicle and drove away. Officer Nelson along with Officer Bowen and Salyers made a felony car stop on E. Alexander & Sycamore Dr. The driver was taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded 38 caliber revolver, a small amount of Marijuana and several stolen car stereos.

FBI Using "Mosque Outreach" to Gather Intelligence Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 March 2012 08:14
FBI's Activities Raise Constitutional Concerns and Violate Federal Privacy Law
NEW YORK – For several years, the FBI's San Francisco office conducted a "Mosque Outreach" program that collected and illegally stored intelligence about American Muslims' First Amendment-protected beliefs and religious practices, according to government documents released today by the American Civil Liberties Union from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Northern California, Asian Law Caucus and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. 

The San Francisco FBI's own documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, show that it recorded Muslim religious leaders' and congregants' identities, personal information and religious views and practices. The documents also show that the FBI labeled this information as "positive intelligence" and disseminated it to other government agencies, placing the people and organizations involved at risk of greater law enforcement scrutiny as potential national security threats.  None of the documents indicate that the FBI told individuals interviewed that their information and views were being collected as intelligence, and would be recorded and disseminated.

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