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Hard exit

Immigration | For deportees to Mexico, adjusting to a new life outside the United States is hard
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/07/19, 12:58 am

When Luiz Ramirez stepped off the bus at the immigration facility in Tijuana, Mexico, he had only a prison-issued gray sweat suit and a brown paper bag carrying his personal items. A fresh deportee in an unfamiliar city, he stood dazed amid the sights and sounds of the world’s busiest border crossing: Near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, taxi drivers call out to tourists, baby-cradling mothers peddle chewing gum and peanut marzipans, street vendors hawk their wares, and pharmacy owners advertise cheap ED pills.

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Parkland deputy charged with negligence

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/04/19, 04:33 pm

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a former sheriff’s deputy with 11 crimes for failing to confront a gunman during last year’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Broward County State Attorney Mike Satz said 56-year-old Scot Peterson faces child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury charges that carry a combined potential prison sentence of nearly 100 years. The charges follow a 14-month investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Peterson was on duty as the school resource officer during the massacre on Feb.

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Virginia Beach gunman’s motive unclear

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/03/19, 12:21 pm

The resignation email a gunman sent just hours before he opened fire Friday at a Virginia Beach, Va., municipal building did not offer any foreshadowing of the attack that killed 12 people, according to a city official. Law enforcement has not cleared the email for release since it has become part of the investigation, Virginia Beach Communications Director Julie Hill said. Officials have not said why DeWayne Craddock, 40, intended to leave his job as a civil engineer in the utilities department.

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