October 2015 Archives

Federal drug crimes and Illinois residents

Between 1980 and 2012, the federal prison population in America grew by close to 800 percent. Over half of the 200,000 federal prisoners are there for drug crimes, and most of the crimes were related to drug trafficking. Furthermore, 35 percent of those convicted of a drug crime and sent to prison had never committed a major crime or had previously spent time in prison.

Police say driver live-streamed while drunk

Illinois residents may have heard the recent story about a woman who is accused of live streaming while she drove drunk. The 23-year-old woman used the social media app Periscope to film herself while she drove in Lakeland, Florida, on Oct. 10. While the video was being broadcast live, several Periscope users alerted authorities about what they noticed in the woman's live stream.

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