Do Americans who have been framed by unscrupulous prosecutors for crimes they did not commit have a right to sue the prosecutors when the fraud is finally exposed? According to the Obama administration, the answer is no.
Police are expanding their search of a convicted rapist’s neighborhood and his neatly kept home, where 10 bodies have been found in the basement, buried in the backyard, in an upstairs living room and in a crawl space. In addition to the four lat
I attend John Stuart's sanity hearing for his up and coming -- any year now -- murder trial. I come away wondering if the "judge" isn't crazy. I know the system is.
A measure sponsored by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain and Independent Joe Lieberman would block the Justice Department from spending any funds to prosecute detainees from the Cuban island jail.
the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blasted the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for committing "highly objectionable," "tainted," "reckless," "misleading" and "illegal" conduct in a 2005 attempt to seize more than $186,400 f
Gotta watch the video on this one. During an ongoing judicial hearing, a Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy walks behind the defense attorney, rummages through her legal documents and hands a few to another deputy who walks off with them. The deputy cl
Washington's vicious jihad against Muslims
A U.S. Air Force major described an al-Qaida sleeper agent as a sometimes kind, respectful man who nonetheless would attack the United States if given a chance. Air Force Maj. Deborah Sirratt testified during the first day of a sentencing hearing
Does Riqua Bary's life matter? How the authorities stacked the deck against the runaway Muslim girl from Ohio who converted to Christianity.
The first of a dozen polygamist sect members charged with abuse of women is set to stand trial today, 18 months after agents raided the group's remote ranch and carted off more than 400 children in the largest child custody case in American history.
A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk. The 62-year-old left a bar on his chair after drinking 8 or 9 beers. Prosecutors say Anderson's blood alcohol content was 0.29, more than three times the legal li
Williams "did this in retaliation because she was having a relationship" with one of the defendants. Prosecutors, who knew about the relationship during the case, dismissed Williams' new claim, and lawyers for the defendants would not discuss
"You've got a real estate company, in our opinion, with the government as a tenant, (and of course, a growing client base). We think this is a business that has very significant growth. It's going to do well in any economic environment,
[After student uncovered a wrongful conviction] the Cook County state's attorney subpoenaed the students' grades, notes and recordings of witness interviews, the class syllabus and even e-mails.
Nearly 10 years had passed since a college student was raped in Manhattan, and with no known suspect in the 1993 case, the police were not close to an arrest. But what they did have was nearly as critical: the rapist’s DNA profile.
Now one high school student is facing criminal sexual conduct charges after his streaking across the field caused a near-riot. Streaking is serious business at St. Francis High School in Minnesota. It's emerged as an annual homecoming tradition, but
We're going to examine 3 case histories of people accused of a supposed offense called "tax evasion." Our first example involves Mr. Timothy Geithner, who refused to pay Medicare and Social Security taxes for several years -- despite the fact that hi
The three suspects, because they eluded police, fell under the guidelines that justified the actions of the 20 officers who beat the three men on camera in a 14-minute video shot by Fox 29.
Members of the black community mourned one boy's death and called for another 15-year-old to be released from juvenile detention. The boy's were in a home they had permission to be in. The cop's gun went off all on its own say cops.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has ordered a review of a little-known Bush administration policy requiring some defendants to waive their right to DNA testing even though that right is guaranteed in a landmark federal law, officials said.
A roundup of wrongful conviction-related stories from the last several weeks: • Wisconsin court dismisses charges against rape and murder after the prosecutor withheld evidence of his innocence. Ralph Armstrong was convicted in 1981. In 1995, a wo
Critics say not only does Bradley Birkenfeld deserve reward for making the tax-evasion case against UBS, his former employer, but his harsh treatment is a bad example for those who want to expose fraud.
McKinnon, who suffers from a form of autism, could spend life in prison if convicted by a US court of gaining access to 97 computers in 2001 and 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The key informant in the U.S. tax evasion case against Swiss bank UBS AG faces prison next year, but his harsher-than-expected treatment by the U.S. Justice Department will undermine efforts to expose secretive offshore tax havens.
Authorities haven't ruled out the possibility that Zazi became so spooked by surveillance that he dumped any bombs or bomb components. Yet the lack of such concrete physical evidence as a backpack bomb has also forced investigators to do more painst
The arrest of a New Yorker for using Twitter to alert protesters to police movements at a meeting of world leaders in Pittsburgh last month would be deemed a human rights violation if it happened in Iran or China, rights activists charge. Pittsbur
In what may be the first of its kind, a man was arrested for using Twitter to notify protesters of police whereabouts in a case that shockingly violates First Amendment rights. Elliot Madison, 41, was arrested along with another man during the G-2
Convicted sex offender James Nichols said he was trying to better himself by going to church. But the police who arrested him explained: The church is off-limits because it has a daycare center. Now Nichols is challenging North Carolina's sex-offe
Boston officials acknowledged yesterday that they have discovered a second computer used by chief mayoral aide Michael J. Kineavy, a hard drive tucked away in a sixth-floor office that may contain the bulk of the e-mail subpoenaed by federal authorit
Whitrock says he thinks he knows why the family was targeted. "They have a very nice home and I think they are one of the only white families on that block," he said.-While the struggle continued, Stallis' mother, Rose Whitrock, ran out of the house