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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Police Respond To Reports Of Active Shooter In San Bernardino, Calif.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Law enforcement in San Bernardino, Calif., is responding to reports of an active shooter at a social services center. Local police have described multiple victims on Twitter.

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U.S. Authorities Have Arrested 56 ISIS Sympathizers This Year, Report Finds

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The FBI says it is investigating possible ISIS sympathizers in all 50 U.S. states. A new report out Tuesday looks at what is known about ISIS supporters in America, where and who they are.

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Why Courts Use Anonymous Juries, Like In Freddie Gray Case

Monday, November 30, 2015

Experts trace the first completely anonymous jury to 1977. That's when a judge worried about possible jury tampering by a drug kingpin named Leroy "Nicky" Barnes, a man also known as Mr. Untouchable.

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Freddie Gray Case Reignites Debate Over Use Of Anonymous Juries

Monday, November 30, 2015

Defense lawyers for one of the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have asked for an anonymous jury. The practice has been used in mob and corruption cases but it's controversial.

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Obama Administration Says House Bill Would Give 'Cover' To White-Collar Defendants

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A bipartisan bill to overhaul the criminal-justice system has hit a snag. Its higher bar to prove guilt is something the Department of Justice says could benefit top-level executives.

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Effort To Change System For Nonviolent Drug Criminals Hits Snag

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Obama administration officials are warning that a recent plan adopted by the House Judiciary Committee threatens to make the justice system worse not better.

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After 3 Decades Behind Bars, Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard is Free

Friday, November 20, 2015

Jonathan Pollard has been released from a federal prison on Friday after serving nearly 30 years on charges he spied for Israel. To some he's a patriotic hero to others he remains a traitor.

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FBI Official In Washington, D.C, Reviews Security Posture Amid ISIS Threats

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The new leader of the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office gives his first interview to NPR about security posture in the U.S. capital in the face of threats by the Islamic State.

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Justice Department Pledges To Help Investigate Paris Terror Attacks

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the U.S. government is working "around the clock to uncover and disrupt plots" aimed at Americans.

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Authorities Conduct Widespread Investigation Into Paris Terror Attacks

Monday, November 16, 2015

France's president said the attacks in Paris were planned in Syria, organized in Belgium and carried out in France. Authorities are carrying out a wide-reaching investigation to figur...

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Delivers Statement On Paris Attacks

Friday, November 13, 2015

NPR discusses the FBI response to the attacks in Paris. Lynch said in her statement that the U.S. "stands in solidarity with France."

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Indiana Mayor: Police May Be Stepping Back In Some Cities

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"I know it is happening in some communities," Gary, Ind., Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said, adding voice to a controversial phenomenon known as the Ferguson effect.

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States Do Better Cracking Down On Child Sex Trafficking, Report Says

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Shared Hope International, which tracks how many states have passed laws against trafficking, finds many states are doing better at stopping the practice than when the first report was issued in 2011.

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Poor Criminal Defendants Face 'Too Many Barriers' To Get Lawyers, Says DOJ

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The criminal justice system can be difficult to navigate, and without a lawyer, it's even harder. Yet the government says it's still too difficult for poor defendants to get representation.

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Police May Be 'Reluctant To Engage' In Viral Video Age, DEA Chief Says

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Acting Drug Enforcement Administration Chief Chuck Rosenberg added a new voice to the debate over public scrutiny of law enforcement Wednesday.

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After Thousands Of Inmates Released Early, Probation Officers Will Be Watching

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

U.S. Courts has hired new officers to deal with the release of drug offenders. Some "are not going to succeed. ... It's our job to minimize the harm they are going to create," chief of probation said.

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For This Released Inmate, Freedom Tastes Like Pizza For Breakfast

Monday, November 02, 2015

Dana Bowerman is one of about 6,100 prisoners just released as part of a change in the way the U.S. punishes people convicted of federal drug crimes. "It still feels weird, different," she told NPR.

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Thousands Of Federal Inmates Released Following Sentencing Changes

Monday, November 02, 2015

Several thousand federal inmates are being released early as a result of changes to U.S. Sentencing Commission guidelines on drug crimes.

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What You Should Know About The Federal Inmate Release

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Thousands of federal inmates are being released because of a change in the way the U.S. government sentences drug criminals, but few are going straight from prison to freedom.

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In Phases, Federal Prison Release Of Inmates Has Begun

Saturday, October 31, 2015

About 6,000 inmates convicted of federal drug crimes are being released from prisons and halfway houses. It represents the first wave of early releases as the U.S. reconsiders how it punishes drug crimes.

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