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AG Sessions Directs Federal Prosecutors to Focus on Violent Offenders

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“Use every tool we have” to investigate and prosecute violent offenders. That was the order given by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to federal prosecutors across the nation yesterday as part of his effort to crack down on the recent uptick in serious crime.

House Passes Amendment Defunding Sessions' Criminal Asset Forfeiture Proposal

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On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment, sponsored by Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Jamie Raskin(D-MD), and John Conyers (D-MI), blocking funding for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ proposed reinstatement of civil asset forfeiture, a controversial procedure used by law enforcement agencies to seize the belongings of those accused of a crime.

Local Law Enforcement Able to Use Military Equipment

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference to announce that he would begin implementing President Donald Trump’s rescission of President Barack Obama’s decision to prevent local law enforcement from accessing surplus military-grade equipment.

Watch: Who Killed the Smart Gun?

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A small team of gun enthusiasts is striving to change firearm technology. The players behind this movement to create user-authenticated firearms, or so-called smart guns that only fire in the hands of approved users, are blocked at every turn.

Watchdogs Concerned about DOJ’s Spending, Technology

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Lawmakers and watchdogs are concerned the Justice Department cannot adequately track its spending on contracts, its staffing deficiencies, and its use of unreliable tech equipment.

This Week on FEDtalk

Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion of ethics and accountability in the federal government. The guests will cover the Professional Review process for government attorneys and other government ethics considerations.

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FLEOA Scores Legal Victory for Agents with Hearing Loss

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National President Nathan Catura released a statement earlier this week that detailed a settlement impacting agents with hearing loss.

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