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Crime & Law Enforcement

2010 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to CRIME & LAW ENFORCEMENT, January through May, 2010.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


Courier Views
Abolish the death penalty [editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/4/2010

Tom Bell
Death versus dollars [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tony Rizzo
Failed execution hasn't altered states' protocol
Kansas City Star, 1/4/2010

Tim Carpenter
Crimes with body armor could mean harsher time
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2010

Mike McGraw
Issue of human trafficking draws attention in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2010

Ashley P. Anstaett
Six creates human trafficking advisory board
Junction City Daily Union, 1/13/2010

David Clouston
Corrections programs hinge on tax plan
Salina Journal, 1/13/2010 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holman
Transparency helps build trust [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2010

Scott Rothschild
Senate panel acts on K2 bill
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2010

Prison time discussed
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/15/2010

Special to The Daily Union
Grant will add police on weekend patrols
Junction City Daily Union, 1/15/2010

Jim Sullinger
State confronts a DNA backlog
Kansas City Star, 1/16/2010

Jim Sullinger
Kinzer's bill would restore sentences
Olathe Daily News, 1/16/2010

Ron Sylvester
Roeder case stirs global reactions
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2010

Ann Marie Bush
Judge can force blood test
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2010

Adrielle Harvey
Lawmaker pushes for bill regarding domestic violence
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2010

Jeannine Koranda
Bill to abolish death penalty goes to hearing
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2010 [Newsbank article]

Robert T. Stephan
Lack of respect for women
Salina Journal, 1/18/2010 [Newsbank article]

Chris Walker
Tremendous cost [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 1/18/2010

Associated Press
Kan. panel to review death penalty
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/18/2010

Barbara Hollingsworth
Senator cites need for talks
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2010 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Senate to review death penalty
Wichita Eagle, 1/19/2010 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Legislative panel to review death penalty
Lawrence Journal World, 1/19/2010

Jeannine Koranda
Penalty no deterrent, panel told
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2010 [Newsbank article]

Rick Plumlee
Defense wants info limited on past conviction
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2010 [Newsbank article]

Barbara Hollingsworth
Ending death penalty at issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2010

David Klepper
Kansas lawmakers again look at ending death penalty
Kansas City Star, 1/20/2010

Tim Carpenter
DUI hearings recommended
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2010

Associated Press
Death penalty debate begins in Kansas Legislature
Manhattan Mercury, 1/20/2010

Barbara Hollingsworth
Panel considers death penalty bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2010

Associated Press
Sanderholms testify in Topeka
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/21/2010

Erin Mathews
Man's life sentence is switched to 5 years
Salina Journal, 1/21/2010 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Victim's families argue to keep death penalty
Wichita Eagle, 1/22/2010

Associated Press
Families testify in support of Kansas death penalty
Manhattan Mercury, 1/22-23/2010

Paul R. Koontz, Sr.
Pro death penalty
Kansas City Star, 1/27/2010

Chuck Kurtz
Senate committee considers death penalty bills
Johnson County Sun, 1/27/2010

Political cartoon
Chanute Tribune, 1/27/2010

Robert T. Stephen
Handmaiden of murder [reader forum]
Hays Daily News, 1/27/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Convicted man wants pardon
Manhattan Mercury, 1/28/2010

David Klepper
Senate considers trafficking law
Kansas City Star, 1/28/2010 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Bill toughens penalties for human trafficking
Wichita Eagle, 1/28/2010 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Sex with inmates by guards is faulted
Kansas City Star, 1/29/2010

The journal opinion line
Salina Journal, 1/29/2010

David Klepper
Repeal advances for death penalty
Kansas City Star, 1/30/2010 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Death penalty bill goes to Senate
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2010 [Newsbank article]

Barbara Hollingsworth
Death penalty repeal bill advances to full Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2010

John Milburn
State committee endorses death penalty repeal
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/30/2010

John Milburn
Death penalty debate now inevitable
Hutchinson News, 1/30/2010 [Newsbank article]

Shaun Hittle
Opponents of state's death penalty law mobilizing
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2010

Tim Carpenter
Advocates seek tag for domestic violence
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2010

Barbara Hollingsworth
Parents seek safer child care
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2010

Jeannine Koranda
Senate bill would toughen sex-crime law
Wichita Eagle, 2/2/2010

Jesse Fray
Tougher penalties sought for hit & run
Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/2010

Scott Rothschild
Parents push for domestic violence bill
Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/2010

Jonas Hogg
If Lowry didn't do it, them who did?
Manhattan Mercury, 2/2/2010

Barbara Hollingsworth
House OKs ban on K2
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/3/2010

David Klepper
Kansas|Ban on synthetic marijuana draws closer
Kansas City Star, 2/3/2010

Scott Rothschild
House advances proposed K2 ban
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2010

Larry Williams
Death penalty repeal could write checks our grandchildren can't pay [letters to the editor]
Chanute Tribune, 2/3/2010 [Newsbank article]

Eagle Staff
20 people charged in meth bust
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kansas House passes K2 ban
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2010

John Hanna
House OKs bill banning synthetic pot
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

Jonas Hogg
Rape suspect is held
Manhattan Mercury, 2/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
20 arrested in meth sweep
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/4/2010

University Daily Kansan (Lawrence)
Time to repeal Kansas' death penalty [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/4/2010

Tribune Staff
Twenty arrested in area drug sweep
Chanute Tribune, 2/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

Jesse Fray
FDA shuts down Lawrence store
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2010

Mike Hendricks
K2 brings big sales and big problems
Kansas City Star, 2/5/2010

Mike Hall
Charges filed in 1981 rapes
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2010

Joe Lambe
Capital murder charge is filed
Kansas City Star, 2/5/2010 [Newsbank article]

David Burress
End death penalty [letters to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2010 [Newsbank article]

Melissa Smith
Reduction of bond denied for Lansdown
Chanute Tribune, 2/5/2010 [Newsbank article]

Shaun Hittle and Jesse Fray
Supplier charged after Sacred Journey raid
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2010

Our Views
Repeal death penalty law
Junction City Daily Union, 2/6-8/2010

Associated Press
Man gets life term in 1998 slaying of boy
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2010

Associated Press
Lawrence 'remedy' seller faces drug charges
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2010

Tim Carpenter
Former worker appeals ruling
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2010

John Milburn
Death penalty to be reviewed
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2010

Associated Press
Kansas distributor of pot-like substance called K2 arrested
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2010 [Newsbank article]

Rick Plumlee
Etheredge jury begins its deliberations
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2010 [Newsbank article]

Steve Fry
Judge postpones Cheatham ruling
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2010

R. Vance Hall
Kansas death penalty [letters]
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2010

Martin Hawver
House bill would keep guns just between us
Junction City Daily Union, 2/9/2010

Associated Press
Defense seeks new trial in abortion shooting
Garden City Telegram, 2/9/2010

Mike Hendricks
Kansas pretends the system is working
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2010 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hall
This law makes no sense, man
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2010

Gwyn Mellinger
What's a repeal worth?
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2010

Bobbi Mlynar
Sheriff: Don't text to 911
Emporia Gazette, 2/12/2010 [Newsbank article]

Barbara Hollingsworth
Death penalty debate ending
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2010

David Klepper
Death penalty debate seems stalled
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2010

David Klepper
Measure to repeal state's death penalty on hold
Wichita Eagle, 2/13/2010 [Newsbank article]

Anne L. Haehl
Death penalty [public forum]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2010

Scott Rothschild
Senate bill to abolish death penalty stalls
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2010

David Klepper
Traffickers' assets at risk
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2010

Death penalty worthy issue [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2010

David Klepper
Trafficking bill toughens penalty
Wichita Eagle, 2/16/2010

Associated Press
Senate advances bill that strengthens human trafficking law
Salina Journal, 2/16/2010

Bob Sigman
County chosen for pilot project
Johnson County Sun, 2/17/2010

Associated Press
Death penalty
Emporia Gazette, 2/17/2010

Associated Press
Bill to repeal Kansas death penalty in limbo
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/17/2010

Gwyn Mellinger
Confront death penalty issue now, not later
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2010

Tim Carpenter
Death penalty statute up for debate today on Senate floor
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2010

Associated Press
Senate debates death penalty
Garden City Telegram, 2/19/2010

Mark Rumold
End death penalty [letters to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2010

Jeannine Koranda
Senate bill fails; death penalty not eliminated
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2010

David Klepper
Death penalty repeal fails in Kansas Senate
Kansas City Star, 2/20/2010

Barbara Hollingsworth
Death penalty remains alive
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2010

Scott Rothschild
State Senate halts bill against death penalty
Lawrence Journal World, 2/20/2010

Associated Press
Senate rejects bill abolishing state death penalty
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/20/2010

John Milburn
Senate rejects bill abolishing death penalty
Junction City Daily Union, 2/20-22/2010

Progress on the death penalty [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/22/2010

Darcy Gray
Bill not stopping sales
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2010

Tom Bell
Repeal will come eventually [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/23/2010

The Capital-Journal
Local doctor's license suspended
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2010

Kathleen Holmes
Kansas dealth penalty [letters]
Kansas City Star, 2/21/2010

Rhonda Holman
At least Senate had debate, vote [eagle editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 2/23/2010

Chuck Kurtz
Police say Kelsey's Law is valuable investigative tool
Johnson County Sun, 2/24/2010

Bill would change sheriff replacement law
Lawrence Journal World, 2/24/2010

John Milburn
Kansas legislator seeks to change gun law
Junction City Daily Union, 2/24/2010

John Milburn
Legislator seeks changes to concealed gun law
Leavenworth Times, 2/24/2010

Scott Rothschild
Senate panel agrees to House K2 ban
Lawrence Journal World, 2/25/2010

Harold Campbell
Altoona rep proposes 'adequate security measures' for concealed carry
Chanute Tribune, 2/25/2010 [Newsbank article]

Heidi Unruh
Protect life
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Ban on K2 goes to governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2010

K2 measure headed to governor
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2010

Legislating pot, pseudopot [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/27/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tyler Gaskill
Trackers see sign others may miss
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/27/2010

Sherman Smith
Legal experts discuss ruling
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2010

Tim Carpenter
Gun bill would void sign use
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2010

Scott Rothschild
Appeals keep executions a long way off
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2010

Darcy Gray
House measure would include 'tagging' of cases
Garden City Telegram, 3/2/2010

Donald and Eleanor Kaufman
An insightful book
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
KBI urges reform of cell phone law
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2010

Darcy Gray
Domestic violence tracking aim of bill
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2010 [Newsbank article]

Steve Fry
State may revive cold case squad
Lawrence Journal World, 3/6/2010

James Carlson
Affidavit talks 'dead' now
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2010

Mark Sherman
Phelps case court to hear
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2010

Associated Press
Proposal allows suits by child porn victims
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2010 [Newsbank article]

Proposal allows child porn victims to sue
Junction City Daily Union, 3/9/2010

John Hanna
Bill would allow children to sue porn producers, promoters and users
Leavenworth Times, 3/9/2010

George Will
Supreme Court to rule on local gun laws
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2010

Barbara Hollingsworth
K2 ban will be law in days
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2010

David Klepper
Synthetic marijuana is outlawed
Kansas City Star, 3/11/2010

Associated Press
Law bans chemicals used to make synthetic pot
Wichita Eagle, 3/11/2010

Parkinson signs bill banning K2 chemicals
Lawrence Journal World, 3/11/2010

Darcy Gray
K-2 ban set; shop in Hutch adjusting
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2010 [Newsbank article]

Cal Thomas
Phelpses' speech shouldn't be protected
Lawrence Journal World, 3/13/2010

Curt and Christie Brungardt
Kansas needs stronger domestic-violence law [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/13/2010

Tim Potter
Baby's death brings plea for law change
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2010 [Newsbank article]

Don Saxton
Phelps case, heading to high court, raises tough questions
Kansas City Star, 3/18/2010

Associated Press
Body armor penalty
Emporia Gazette, 3/18/2010

House expands concealed carry
Junction City Daily Union, 3/25/2010

David Klepper
Bill would put 'johns' on registry
Kansas City Star, 3/25/2010

A misguided gun proposal [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/25/2010 [Newsbank article]

Rachael Gray
Leoti man charged with first-degree murder
Garden City Telegram, 3/25/2010

Christina Hansen
Strip clubs fear the pinch
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2010

Janet Reid
D.A. urges overhaul of vehicular homicide law
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2010

Our View
Abuse cycle [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 3/27/2010

Jeannine Koranda
MADD upset car lock isn't part of DUI bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/30/2010

Rick Babson
More guns in public an expensive idea [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 3/31/2010

Gwyn Mellinger
Concealed carry comes at a cost
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2010

Joe Lambe and Meredith Rodriguez
Firm to release records
Kansas City Star, 4/1/2010

Carried away
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2010

Dena Sattler
Use restraint with gun law [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 4/3/2010

Roxana Hegeman
Site of shooting affected sentence
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

Erin Mathews
Attorney asks judge to reconsider
Salina Journal, 4/6/2010 [Newsbank article]

Staff and Wire Reports
New law expands sex offender registrations
Salina Journal, 4/7/2010

Rachael Gray
Grant County attorney takes position with state AG office
Garden City Telegram, 4/7/2010

David Klepper
Topeka|Sex offender listings in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 4/7/2010

Tim Carpenter
Rape suspect returns to state
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2010

Suspect in rape cases returned to Kansas
Lawrence Journal World, 4/10/2010

Ken Lewis
Sexually oriented businesses [letters]
Kansas City Star, 4/11/2010

Joe Lambe
Do bigger rewards work?
Kansas City Star, 4/12/2010

Tim Carpenter
Sex offender budget cut
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2010

John Milburn
AG Six seeks sex predator program funds
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/17/2010

GPS oversight [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/18/2010 [Newsbank article]

Star's Editorial
Sexual predator screening cuts make Kansas more vulnerable [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 4/19/2010

Associated Press
Kan. gov. AG hosting crime victims' conference
Manhattan Mercury, 4/20/2010

Scott Rothschild
Domestic violence law praised by victim's parents
Lawrence Journal World, 4/21/2010

Tim Carpenter
Domestic abuse bill targets violence
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2010

Associated Press
Woman sentenced for Medicaid fraud
Leavenworth Times, 4/22/2010

Star's Editorial
A border debacle [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 4/27/2010

Associated Press
Veterans' group pickets Phelpses and Westboro Baptist Church
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2010

Tim Carpenter
Porn legislation approved
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2010

John Milburn
Tie vote stalls adult business bill
Lawrence Journal World, 4/29/2010

Ric Anderson
Stripper vote was too much
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2010

Associated Press
Court sides with KSN in Valadez case
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
State to honor Deputy Brian Etheridge
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2010

Flags to be lowered for fallen law enforcement officers
Chanute Tribune, 5/6/2010

The News Staff
Lowered flags will honor law enforcement officers
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2010 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Bill will raise fines for traffic violations
Wichita Eagle, 5/7/2010 [Newsbank article]

House OKs one-handed hunting knives in Kansas
Hays Daily News, 5/9/2010

Barbara Ackerman
Budget cuts wrong [letters]
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2010

Safehome wins state award
Johnson County Sun, 5/12/2010

Matthew Clark
Child pornography victims bill signed into law by governor
Leavenworth Times, 5/14/2010

Associated Press
Parkinson signs child porn law
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/14/2010

The Capital-Journal
Child porn victims could sue under bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2010

Cost of shoplifting [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/15/2010 [Newsbank article]

Chris Hunter
In plain sight hidden
Salina Journal, 5/16/2010 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Six backs lawsuit against church
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2010

Ron Sylvester
Wait for results can be long
Garden City Telegram, 5/21/2010

Cemetery trust funds serious crime [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/26/2010

Bobbi Mlynar
Appeals court overturns rape conviction
Emporia Gazette, 5/26/2010

Mary Sanchez
Opposing Phelps honors U.S. soldiers
Kansas City Star, 5/27/2010 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
47 states join A.G.'s Westboro brief
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/28/2010



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