The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has admitted fault after an investigation revealed that parole officers had met with Phillip Garrido, the registered sex-offender who kidnapped Jaycee Dugard, 60 times in his home without noticing anything was amiss. Parole officers also ignored alerts from a GPS tracking device that Garrido was required to wear, ABC News.
A retired British soldier who trained Afghan police has said that the Taliban has infiltrated top levels of Afghan police forces, Bloomberg. The gunman who killed 5 British soldiers yesterday has been identified as a policeman called Gulbadin and he is reported to be hiding with Taliban fighters, Guardian.
The UN has relocated 600 personnel after an attack on a guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed 5 UN staff members earlier this week, Voice of America.
Clashes in Iran between police and protesters are becoming more violent. Police used tear gas to break up a demonstration today in Tehran, CNN.
Local laws in Florida and Miami have funneled about 70 registered sex offenders into living in a tent city under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami. Convicted sex offenders are prohibited from living within 2,500 feet of places children congregate- such as schools, libraries and parks. Local law enforcement actually drop the newly released off at the bridge and some have been given driver’s licenses with the bridge listed as their address, BBC News.
Craiglist killer Philip Markoff to be arraigned today. He is charged in the fatal shooting of a woman that he met on Craigslist, CNN.
The Obama administration is working on a deal with pharmaceutical companies that would cut $80 in pharmaceutical cost, Wall Street Journal.