PBUS News Update
Nov. 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from the PBUS
We at PBUS wish you and your family a very "Happy Thanksgiving!" As you enjoy time with your family and a wonderful dinner remember and give thanks to those who are in distant lands protecting our country. More

Crime, bond reform panel recommends changes to bond installment plan
VideoBriefA crime panel formed by Columbia, S.C., Mayor Steve Benjamin has drafted a list of recommendations aimed at violent crime and bond reform. One of the recommendations listed are changes to the bond system and keeping repeat offenders off the streets.More

Madison County, Ill., resident files objection to jail bond petitions
Belleville News-Democrat
A Madison County, Ill., resident has filed an objection to the jail bond petitions. Recently, Bonds on Ballot presented an estimated 23,000 signatures to the Madison County Clerk's office calling for the $18 million jail bond issue to be placed on the March ballot for public vote. More

Fugitive captures increase in Western Pa. thanks to task force
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force has muscled into a force that took 512 suspected killers, sex offenders, gang members and others off the streets in the past year. "The great performance of the fugitive task force makes Western Pennsylvania safer," U.S. Attorney David Hickton said recently. More

Will jail overcrowding only worsen?
The Record
The passage earlier this month of Measures A and B promises more police officers on the streets of Stockton, Calif. And it raises the question: What will a larger police force do to a County Jail that is bursting at the seams?More

Report shows violence between intimate partners on the decline
United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
This report examines nonfatal intimate partner violence, including rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault committed by the victim's current or former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend.More

Personalized gun technology revives legal debate in New Jersey
The Wall Street Journal
A law that injects technology into the gun debate has lain dormant for more than 10 years. Now it may be about to wake up. In 2002, New Jersey passed a law saying that once technology is available to prevent a gun from being used by an unauthorized person, only that type of handgun may be sold in the state.More

FBI's Internet crime pilot project considered a success so far
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
An FBI pilot project rolled out to address the growing threat of Internet crime is seeing success. The project is a new way to share analyzed and detailed intelligence among all levels of law enforcement. Precise intelligence is collected from the Internet Crime Complaint Center — or IC3 — which receives Internet-related complaints from the public. More