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Colorado Sheriffs Suing Over Gun Control Laws

Colorado Sheriffs Suing Over Gun Control Laws

iStockphoto(DENVER) — Colorado’s recently approved gun control laws, passed in response to the Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., massacres, are being challenged by a delegation of sheriffs who say the laws are unconstitutional.
In March, Colora…

Texas Sheriff’s Office ‘Taking Precautions’ to Protect Elected Officials After District Attorney, Wife Slain

Texas Sheriff’s Office ‘Taking Precautions’ to Protect Elected Officials After District Attorney, Wife Slain

Hemera/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — After the second murder of a prosecutor in the past two months in Kaufman County, Texas, the sheriff said his department was “taking precautions” to protect elected officials, but stopped short of saying he believed they we…

Oregon Sheriff May Release Undocumented Immigrants to Ease Jail Overcrowding

Oregon Sheriff May Release Undocumented Immigrants to Ease Jail Overcrowding

Kevin Horan/Stone(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Multnomah County, Ore., officials say they will decide this week whether to endorse a proposed detention policy to allow undocumented immigrants jailed for nonviolent misdemeanor crimes to be released.Sheriff Dan St…

Judge, Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Stabbed in Wash. Courthouse

Judge, Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Stabbed in Wash. Courthouse

Comstock/Thinkstock(MONTESANO, Wash.) — A judge was stabbed in the neck and a female sheriff’s deputy was shot and stabbed inside the Grays Harbor District Courthouse in the tiny town of Montesano,  about 100 miles southeast of Seattle.The …

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