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Wildfires burn through Colorado causing thousands to evacuate, and protests in Turkey are in 13th day. Tune in at 7am ET.
May 31st, 2013
11:25 AM ET

Is Justin Bieber Music Industry's newest bad boy?: E! Chief News Correspondent Ken Baker weighs in

Chief E News Correspondent Ken Baker on Justin Bieber's continued troubles with law enforcement. He is on 'Starting Point' with John Berman and Christine Romans on the pop-star's continued pattern of 'hostility' towards law enforcement. Bieber has had several run-ins with law enforcement over his alleged speeding and reckless driving through his California neighborhood. Other famous faces who live in the same neighborhood have expressed concerns and aggravations at the teen's behavior.

Filed under: Celebrity • Law enforcement • Music
May 31st, 2013
11:15 AM ET

Arizona Mom released from Prison: Attorney Danny Cevallos weighs in

Arizona mom released from Mexican prison after allegations of drug trafficking. Attorney Danny Cevallos weighs in on this international case with Christine Romans on 'Starting Point'. He believes that Yanira Maldonado's 'criminal charges are likely gone forever.'

'Ultimately is was this video evidence' of the Maldonado's on the bus that was presented at the Criminal Responsibility hearing that contributed to her release.

READ MORE: Arizona mom freed from Mexican jail 'screamed' for joy

Filed under: Law • Law enforcement • Mexico
July 25th, 2012
01:04 PM ET

NOLA police superintendent discusses new agreement to clean up the department

Attorney General Eric Holder announced an unprecedented agreement designed to clean up the infamously corrupt police department in New Orleans yesterday.

Among more than 100 new requirements, the police department must now issue detailed reports each time police force is used videotape all interviews with suspects to make sure that no threats of harm are made.

Ronal Serpas, New Orleans police superintendent, joins Starting Point this morning to respond to the agreement and to explain what steps the department is taking to reform its ways.

Filed under: Law enforcement
May 11th, 2012
11:54 AM ET

Ganging up on gangs: 'Clique' in L.A. County Sheriff's unit glorifies shootings

An officer's badge may not be the only badge of honor sported by a Los Angeles County police unit. Recently, a secret deputy clique was uncovered within the gang enforcement unit of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and marks its members with a different badge: permanent ink.

The "Jump-Out Boys" allegedly tattoo themselves with the image of a skull with glowing red eyes. The skull wears a bandana with the letters "OSS" - short for Operation Safe Streets, the larger initiative which established their unit to clear city streets of gangs. An ace and eight of spades, the so-called "Dead Man's Hand" in poker, fans out to the left of the image, with a skeletal hand brandishing a revolver to the right side. Reportedly, after a member is involved in a shooting, smoke is tattooed over the barrel of their gun - an enduring sort of high-five for a mission accomplished.

The tattoos harken back to other law enforcement "gangs" which branded members in a similar manner, and ultimately, Soledad said, the concern is that the ink glorifies violence - especially considering the unit's task is to comb neighborhoods labeled for "dangerous gang activity" and disarm gang members.

"Los Angeles Times" reporter Robert Faturechi explains.