January 23rd, 2014
09:46 PM ET

Police: Justin Bieber arrested for DUI, resisting arrest

Life in the fast lane came to a screeching halt for Justin Bieber, when the 19-year-old pop star Justin Bieber was arrested for drag racing and driving under the influence in Miami Beach Thursday morning.

According to police, the arresting officer "immediately smelled an odor of alcohol" and saw "bloodshot eyes" after pulling Bieber over in a yellow Lamborghini.

Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arrest charges

Bieber allegedly dropped several f-bombs during the incident saying "Why the F–k are you doing this? and What the F–K did I do?"

Appearing before a Florida judge, Bieber was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license. He was then released on a $2,500 dollar bond and met by hundreds of fans who waited to catch a glimpse of the wanna-be bad boy.

OutFront: Jim Moret, chief correspondent for "Inside Edition," Katrina Szich, an entertainment journalist, and former child stars Corey Feldman and Barry Williams.

Filed under: Justice • News
January 23rd, 2014
09:28 PM ET

Justin Bieber faces the music, the media

Fame, fortune and an army of fans and yet Justin Bieber's life has become a real drag.

And the media took notice.

CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.

Filed under: Jeanne Moos • Justice
January 23rd, 2014
09:25 PM ET

Real-life "Goodfellas" arrested in '78 Luthansa heist

A break in a nearly four-decade-old robbery case and one of the largest in U.S. history.

In an early morning raid, the FBI arrested five members of the Bonnanos organized crime family, who were allegedly behind the massive Lufthansa heist at New York's John F. Kennedy airport here 36 years ago.

FBI arrests reputed mobsters on charges straight out of 'Goodfellas'

A band of robbers stole about $5 million in cash and nearly $1 million in jewels from a Lufthansa jet

The story has been immortalized in Martin Scorcese's 1990 mob classic, "Goodfellas", film about organized crime in New York.

And Thursday's indictment opened with a primer on the hierarchical structure of the mob or "La Cosa Nostra" and one of its most notorious families, the Bonnanos, with explanations of the roles of its boss, "consigliere" or underboss, administrations, crews, captains, soldiers, associates and "goodfellas."

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OutFront: Murray Weiss, the Criminal Justice Editor at DNAinfo.com.

Filed under: Justice • News
January 23rd, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Richard Sherman: "Thug" is polite version of N-word

"Thug" - is it the new N-Word?

The discussion is heating up after the Seattle Seahawk star Richard Sherman said he was troubled by the frequent use of the word "thug" to describe him after his rant to Erin Andrews.

"The reason it bothers me is because it seems like it's an accepted way of calling somebody the N-word now," he said. "It's like everybody else said the N-word and then they say 'thug' and that's fine. It kind of takes me aback and it's kind of disappointing because they know."

But reaction to that statement has been mixed.

But in a Gawker article, "How Richard Sherman Became America's Newest Thug", they appear to agree with Sherman.

"Thug" might have once described people actually deserving of the term-Wall Street swindlers or cops who harass and kill citizens with impunity. But now it's mostly deployed to attack the character of black Americans, many of whom have done nothing wrong but be offensive to a white person's sensibilities..."

So what is it?

OutFront: Olympic Broadcaster Lewis Johnson and Sheryl Underwood, co-host of "The Talk."

Filed under: News • Richard Sherman post-game rant • Sports
January 23rd, 2014
09:01 PM ET

Privacy Review Board: NSA phone records program illegal

An independent oversight board tasked with reviewing the National Security Agency's surveillance program has concluded the bulk collections of data is illegal and should end.

Privacy Board: NSA telephone records program illegal

Moreover, the board says, the NSA's bulk phone data collection program has been largely useless in thwarting terrorism.

"We have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation," the board wrote in the report released Thursday.

The board said it had identified only one instance in which the program helped authorities identify a terrorist in the last seven years. But the board said law enforcement would have found the suspect anyway, even without the NSA program.

The board doesn't have any legal teeth, so its recommendations won't change government practices the way a court ruling might.

OutFront: Joining me now, Jesselyn Radack is a Legal Adviser to former NSA Contractor Edward Snowden; and Jeffrey Toobin is CNN's Senior Legal Analyst.

Filed under: News • NSA • NSA Leaker Edward Snowden
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