ICYMI: Best of the Week
Happy Monday Law Streeters! Catch up on what you missed last week with Law Streets’s top stories. An innocent man seeks a new trial after Gov. Mike Pence declined to pardon him, Crime in America has release the top ten most dangerous cities under 200,000, and an NSA contractor has been arrested for stealing and leaking classified codes. ICYMI–Check out these top stories below!
1. Innocent Man Seeks New Trial After Governor Mike Pence Declined Pardon
Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence is being criticized for his response to a controversial case in which a man was wrongfully convicted. Now the man is asking to go back to court for another trial since Pence, as Indiana’s Governor, won’t grant him a pardon until he has tried all other judicial options. Read the full article here.
2. Crime in America 2017: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000
Rockford, Illinois, is the most dangerous city in the U.S. with a population between 100,000-200,000 people, displacing Little Rock, Arkansas, which now ranks as #2. Tallahassee, Florida moved onto the list at #8 after just missing the cut at #12 last year; Odessa, Texas also moved from #11 to #9. Many of the rest of the positions held steady and only saw small increases or decreases in their violent crime rates. Read the full article here.
3. NSA Contractor Arrested For Stealing and Leaking Classified Codes
The FBI secretly arrested a National Security Agency contractor suspected of stealing and leaking highly classified material that is used for hacking foreign governments’ networks. The suspect, Harold Thomas Martin, has been in custody since August and worked for the same firm as famous whistleblower Edward Snowden, Booz Allen Hamilton. This firm is responsible for some of the most secretive and sensitive operations of the NSA. Read the full article here.