Jose Padilla had no history of mental illness when President Bush ordered him detained in 2002 as a suspected Al Qaeda operative. But he does now. The Muslim convert was subjected to prison conditions and interrogation techniques that took him pas
A search warrant was executed and, afterward, Roach said a SWAT team pointed guns at his family, including six children ages one to 16. Then police discovered the informant had given the wrong information.
Jurors on Thursday cleared Federal Heights, Colorado Mayor Dale Sparks of criminal wrongdoing for his involvement at a local strip club, ending allegations that have dogged him for more than a year.
An Angelina County, Texas jury acquitted a man of charges of fondling two girls during an overnight camping trip at Lake Sam Rayburn two years ago.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer pieced together records concerning 63 of 92 police DUI arrests in recent years. An ordinary citizen refusing a breath test has a 16 in 17 chance of losing his license. Only one in four cops faced the same punishment.
A judge in Trinidad Monday ordered the extradition of three men wanted in the US on charges of plotting to blow up fuel pipelines supplying a New York airport. In Miami, VOA's Brian Wagner reports US officials say the three were part of an Islam
An Arizona judge ruled on Monday that a U.S. Border Patrol agent must stand trial for murder for shooting dead a Mexican immigrant in a case that prompted condemnation and increased tensions with Mexico.
2 men faced state explosives charges after police outside Charleston, South Carolina, found what a law enforcement source said was a bomb and bomb-making material in their car during a weekend traffic stop. But federal officials disputed that accoun
A former Tennessee police officer speaks out about the current state of DUI laws in the country and provides tips on how to survive a law enforcement stop. (an older article but still relevant)
A district court ruled that the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2006 raid of the Congressional office of embattled Louisiana Democratic Representative William Jefferson was unconstitutional. The court will also require the FBI to return all pri
Last week, a federal judge excoriated the FBI for not only hiding exculpatory evidence that would have exonerated four innocent men who served more than 30 years in prison, but for rewarding those who did the hiding and covering up
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales offered a narrowly drawn defense of his recent Congressional testimony on Wednesday, saying he had been truthful in denying that there had been serious disagreement within the Bush adminstration about the NSA'
A 38-year-old cameraman for the Arabic news network al Jazeera, Hajj has been imprisoned as an “enemy combatant” at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for five years, but never charged with any crime. He was arrested by Pakistani police in
In a belated attempt to win the PR battle over Guantánamo, a terrorism study center at West Point has produced a Pentagon-commissioned report, which attempts to refute the findings of a report published by the Seton Hall Law School in February 2006.
Jones is not a sympathetic figure, here. But he also isn't a murderer. And this ever-broadening scope of felony murder gets all the more disturbing when you consider the ever-lengthening list of what constitutes a felony.
Watching Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testify before Congress on July 24,2007, for the third time, was excruciatingly painful. During Gonzales' testimony, it became abundantly clear that Americans were witnessing the unraveling of the fabri
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled yesterday that being pulled over and arrested by police is not sufficient justification for them to start searching your automobile.
The FBI helped frame four men for a 1965 murder and withheld information that could have cleared them, a federal judge ruled Thursday in ordering the government to pay $101.7 million for the decades they spent in prison.
Senate Democrats called for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lied under oath and subpoenaed top presidential aide Karl Rove Thursday in a widening probe into the dismissal of federal prosecutors.
Louisiana's attorney general, denied an indictment against a doctor he alleged murdered patients at a New Orleans hospital days after Hurricane Katrina hit, asked a judge to unseal documents that he says back up his claims. An unusual move aimed
Documents indicate 8 congressional leaders were briefed about the Bush administration's terrorist surveillance program on the eve of its expiration in 2004, contradicting sworn Senate testimony this week by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Loose Change producer and Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Korey Rowe has been arrested and handed over to military officials without bail for allegedly "deserting the Army". [We own you.]
Nearly six years after it shut down the nation's largest Islamic charity for alleged ties to terrorism, the U.S. government begins the high-stakes prosecution this week of five top officials of the Holy Land Foundation, accused of funneling money
The three are facing charges that they plotted to spread violent jihad through a murderous campaign around the world. But federal prosecutors say it is unnecessary to link the terror suspects to an actual plan of terror.
Federal courts may have to revisit several drug cases in the Cleveland area after a paid government informant has admitted to lying under oath in several cases. One woman has already been released from a ten-year prison term, and charges against two
California's $7.8 billion prison reform plan will only make conditions worse behind bars, two federal judges said in ordering the creation of a judicial panel to recommend better ways to ease prison crowding.
A Champaign County, Illinois jury has acquitted a man of charges that he possessed cocaine intending to sell it.
Cory Mashburn and Ryan Cornelison, both 13, face the prospect of 10 years in juvenile detention and a lifetime on the sex offender registry in a case that poses a fundamental question: When is horseplay a crime?
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he's staying at the Justice Department to try to repair its broken image, telling Congress in a statement released Monday he's troubled that politics may have played a part in hiring career federal prose
Stephen E. Abraham's assignment to the Pentagon unit that runs the hearings at Gitmo, Cuba, seemed a perfect fit. A lawyer in civilian life, he had been decorated for counterespionage and counterterrorism work during 22 years as a reserve Army i