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Arpaio not conceding that his office racially profiled Latinos

The sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. won't appeal a federal court's ruling that his office violated the constitutional rights of Latinos. That's not, Sheriff Joe Arpaio would have the world know, because he acknowledges that his office racially profiled Latinos – as some media outlets have recently reported.

TSA declines to arm officers

In response to the killing of a Transportation Security Administration officer in Los Angeles last year, the agency Wednesday called for increased law enforcement presence at checkpoints.  TSA decided not to arm its own officers, however.

Arpaio may be violating terms of anti-profiling injunction

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office may be violating the terms of a federal injunction ordered last year by a judge who concluded the office racially profiled Hispanics.

Arizona officials: Rural areas neglected in border security

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The last two decades of border security efforts may have improved public safety in heavily populated areas in southwestern border states – but much of the crime has simply moved to rural areas, two Arizona officials said. Sheriff Mark Dannels of Cochise County said that smugglers are a major problem in his area.

LAX needs better mass notification system to respond to incidents, report says

The Los Angeles International Airport needs to update its public mass notification system and adhere to basic incident command structures to better respond to events such as last year's shooting that resulted in the death of a Transportation Security Administration officer, according to a new report.

Report: Far-right groups declined last year

President Obama's re-election and the co-opting of fringe ideas by mainstream Republicans appear to have led to a decline in far-right extremist and hate groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Study: Global warming will bring more crime

Hotter weather caused by climate change could lead to 22,000 murders from 2010 through 2099 that otherwise would not have happened, according to a study from the  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. The  study  analyzed crime and weather data for nearly 3,000 counties in the United States over the course of three decades.

Soghoian: Technology has minimized the procedural costs of surveillance

Technology has allowed law enforcement and intelligence to expand surveillance not just because it has lowered costs but because they encounter less resistance from judges and companies, Christopher Soghoian of the American Civil Liberties Union said.

The false promise of enforcement alone in curbing illegal immigration

Law enforcement alone – whether in the form of strengthened border barriers, dismantling smuggling organizations, or going after illegal workers or those who employ them – will fail to solve the problem of illegal immigration, finds a new report from Migration Policy Institute.

DOJ to depose Arpaio in discrimination lawsuit

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a former top aide will be deposed by Justice Department officials in early March as part of a lawsuit the DOJ launched against the Arizona sheriff in 2012.