A former state trooper took a plea deal in the 1965 slaying of a black man that prompted the "Bloody Sunday" march at Selma and helped galvanize America's civil rights movement. He was sentenced to six months in jail.
Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, will probably remain in military detention without trial for the foreseeable future, according to Obama administration officials.
Central City Business Association manager Paul Lonsdale said the music had helped residents and retailers reclaim the mall. "It is much more pleasant now. People sit in that area now because they feel safer," Lonsdale told the Christchurch Press n
Last week, Missouri Circuit Court Judge Judge Warren McElwain declared Dale Helmig innocent of killing his mother in 1993. Helmig was convicted in 1996. In his ruling, McElwain declared Helmig to be “the victim of a fundamental miscarriage of justic
A DNA test on a single hair has cast doubt on the guilt of a Texas man who was put to death 10 years ago for a liquor-store murder - an execution that went forward after then-Gov. George W. Bush's staff failed to tell him the condemned man was asking
If you've ever bought a house or arranged for refinancing pre-2003, you know it's a serious process with lots of people in the room including buyers, sellers, lawyers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, title company agents and whoever else needs
Phoenix Arizona 11/09/2010 Neo CON Karl Rove comes to the Sheraton Hotel - Downtown Phoenix 340 N. 3rd Street (3rd Street & Adams) The Petition United States of America, plaintiff v. Karl Christian Rove, defendant Under the authority provided pr
A fund manager for Smith Barney is getting off without felony charges after he allegedly ran over a cyclist with his Mercedes and fled the scene in Eagle, Colorado, because, the DA says, felony charges would be bad for the fund manager's business.
I recently wrote a letter to your Attorney General, I am posting that letter here, I hope you print it. Charles B Vance 18906 Atascocita Forest Dr Humble,Texas 77346 November 8, 2010 Terry Goddard Phoenix Office 1275 West WashingtoRead Letter
A new federal appellate court ruling involving a Tucson man could throw roadblocks in the path of police and prosecutors trying to catch and convict people of sending child pornography over the Internet. In a unanimous decision, the 9th Circuit Court
A state appeals court reversed a woman's murder conviction in her baby daughter's burning death in a microwave oven. There was prosecutorial misconduct and the trial court erred in not allowing a material witness to testify in China Arnold's defense
Jailers regularly use stun guns to “soften up” inmates who pose no threat and often use the guns on inmates who are disabled, pregnant or under the influence of drugs, and to shock naked and restrained prisoners and to punish inmates for routine rule
Farooque Ahmed, a naturalized citizen arrested Wednesday, was a married father who had a good job with a telecommunications company. Authorities say he also was eager to kill Americans in Afghanistan and committed to becoming a martyr.
A Pakistani-born Virginia man was arrested Wednesday and accused of casing Washington-area subway stations in what he thought was an al-Qaida plot to bomb and kill commuters. The bombing plot was a ruse conducted over the past six months, the FBI sai
The dirty little secret is that the current prison system is not designed to succeed. In fact a recent study of prison population growth since 1960 revealed that if the growth rate curve continues on its current trajectory that the prison population
The Mothers Behind Bars report explores the egregious practice of shackling women during childbirth and other important issues affecting pregnant and parenting women—the vast majority of whom are non-violent, first-time offenders.
A former middle school teacher in Idaho is facing up to 10 years in prison for downloading Simpsons porn—that is, pornographic cartoons depicting child characters from The Simpsons engaged in sexual acts. After a search warrant led to the discovery o
Recently, the issue of non-unanimous verdicts was under discussion, with the question asked but not answered as to why Oregon and the military have chosen to accept a less than unanimous verdict as sufficient to convict in a criminal case. In Apodac
A federal jury found four men guilty of placing explosives outside New York synagogues and plotting to shoot down military aircraft. Defense lawyers said their clients were improperly lured into the case by an overzealous paid government informant an
It was not the kind of crime to cause a stir. No one was hurt and $11 was taken. Jamie was 21 at the time and Gladys 19. What happened to them takes your breath away. They were convicted and handed the most draconian sentences imaginable
Chinese authorities are detaining the wife of jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Price laureate Liu Xiaobo at her Beijing apartment, a U.S. human rights group said on Sunday.
A former Department of Public Safety trooper who was accused of using excessive force during a traffic stop now faces criminal charges.
A soldier who recorded the terror of last year’s deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos. The footage could have been vital evidence at the military hearing to decide if Maj. Nidal Has
The government's most comprehensive crime survey shows violent and property crimes continue to decrease last year even as the nation's economy slumped, confirming an earlier FBI report. The National Crime Victimization study showed violent and pr
Citing evidence of "inedible'' food, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected efforts by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to escape an order that he serve meals that meet federal dietary guidelines. In an unsigned ruling Wednesday, the judges s
A man accused of helping to build a truck bomb used in a 1998 terror attack on a U.S. embassy was a member of an al-Qaida cell that was determined to kill Americans, a federal prosecutor told jurors Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the Tanzanian ma
John Stuart's next court hearing is this Wednesday 10/13/10 9:00 am at 101 West Jefferson, Phoenix, East Court Building, Courtroom 513, Judge Davis. 1. Judge Gottsfield denied John's motion to dismiss the case for the public defenders failure t
A federal class-action lawsuit claims a teenage inmate was sexually abused at a youth offender facility where other juveniles were forced to go hungry, endure hot and moldy conditions, and sleep on the floor. A 15-year-old boy who had been held there
A judge barred prosecutors from calling their most important witness at the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee, delaying the trial and delivering a setback to the government's effort to build criminal cases with evidence got from tortu
15-year-old Ashley was facing trial in Family Court for lying to police after she told officers she didn't know who had assaulted her on the way to school. As she waited in the court's holding area juvenile counselor Simmons came to the handcuffed gi