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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Virginia Teen Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Support Islamic State

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The 17-year-old plead guilty Thursday to conspiring to provide support to the self-declared Islamic State. Ali Shukri Amin acknowledged raising money and helping inspire a friend to travel to Syria.

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Experiencing The 'Realities Of Being A Police Officer'

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A group that raises money for police officers subjected to investigation or lawsuits is using a simulator program to help outsiders understand the challenges of the job.

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Advocates Push To Bring Solitary Confinement Out Of The Shadows

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Some big states have been moving to limit the numbers of people they send to solitary but officials say it's necessary to maintain control and, in some cases, protect the prisoners themselves.

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Jury Acquits Ex-BP Exec Of Lying In Oil Spill

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Five years after the Justice Department vowed to hold people accountable for the largest oil spill in U.S. history, its prosecution of BP executives has foundered.

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Sen. Menendez's Corruption Trial Hasn't Begun, But Legal Sparring Has

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Justice Department indicted the New Jersey Democrat just two months ago on bribery and conspiracy charges. But lawyers in the case already seem to be getting under each other's skin.

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Sons Ask Supreme Court To Resolve Jim Thorpe Burial Case

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Lawyers for the sons of sports legend Jim Thorpe are asking for their father's remains to be moved from a roadside mausoleum in Pennsylvania back to land in Oklahoma.

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Supreme Court Sides With Immigrant Caught With Pills In His Sock

Monday, June 01, 2015

The court ruled Monday that a law requiring the deportation of immigrants who violate any kind of drug regulation did not justify deporting a man who was caught with Adderall in his sock.

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No. 2 At Justice Warns Growing Prison Budget Detracts From Public Safety

Monday, June 01, 2015

The federal government spends $7 billion a year to incarcerate about 200,000 inmates. That's money Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says could pay for more FBI agents and local police.

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#NPRreads: Diversity In The Legal Profession

Friday, May 29, 2015

We also have stories on the need for female rock critics and on the Soul Patrol, a group of police officers in Boston who patrolled areas like Roxbury in the 1970s.

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U.S. Justice Department Files Corruption Charges Against FIFA

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Justice Department unveils criminal charges against 14 people in connection with rampant racketeering and a bribery scheme at FIFA, the world's premiere soccer organization. The FBI secretly secured guilty pleas from four officials and two companies.

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Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Settlement On Police Reforms

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The agreement between the city and the Justice Department comes after federal authorities found the police engaged in a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations.

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ConAgra Foods To Face Criminal Charge For 2007 Peanut Butter Recall

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A subsidiary of ConAgra Foods is poised to plead guilty to a criminal charge and pay the largest-ever criminal fine in a food safety case after an outbreak in its peanut butter sickened at least 625 people in 47 states.

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Would Federal Involvement Actually Change Policing?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Even as the Obama administration takes steps aimed at improving trust between police and communities, there are limits to what the federal government can do.

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After Baltimore And Ferguson, Major Momentum For Criminal Justice System Reform

Thursday, May 14, 2015

There's an unusual bipartisan consensus in Washington on the need to overhaul the justice system. But there are competing proposals and, as one advocate says, "expectations are very high."

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Court Throws Out Nun's Sabotage Conviction For Nuclear Site Break-In

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sister Megan Rice's case gained attention after supporters said the 85-year-old nuclear activist was being held in unfair conditions.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley's Lawyers Say He's Ready To Be Free

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hinckley's lawyer argued that the depression and psychosis that fueled his drive to shoot President Reagan and others in 1981 is "in full, stable, sustained remission." Now it's up to a federal judge.

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Report: Inmates With Mental Disabilities Often Subjected To Excessive Force

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Human Rights Watch report says more should be done to divert nonviolent inmates out of the corrections system, and to train officers about how to de-escalate tense situations.

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Justice Dept. Hopes Investigation Will Create A 'Stronger' Baltimore

Friday, May 08, 2015

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that an investigation into the city's police department will focus on allegations of excessive force, unlawful searches and discriminatory policing.

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Baltimore Police Will Be Target Of Broad Justice Department Inquiry

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Following the death of Freddie Gray, the city's mayor and Maryland's congressional delegations had asked the federal agency to look for possible discriminatory practices by local law enforcement.

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FBI Says It Sent Bulletin On Texas Assailant Hours Before Attack

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Director James Comey says that Elton Simpson had attracted attention as someone who might attend the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, but that the bureau had no reason to believe he would attack.

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