A group of Muslim students accused of disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador at the UC, Irvine, were charged with misdemeanor conspiracy counts, ending speculation about what would come from their actions nearly a year ago.
A day once existed in America when a woman like Dena Long-Christensen, 44, would have been celebrated, admired for her "can-do" spirit, and held up as a role model for others. That day is sadly past. Now Long-Christensen—and others like her—are tre
A 7-year-old child allegedly shot a Nerf-style toy gun in his Hammonton, N.J., school Jan. 18. No one was hurt, but the pint-size softshooter now faces misdemeanor criminal charges. Hammonton Police began an investigation into the “suspicious acti
Jeremy Marks, 18, was arrested and bizarrely charged with “attempted lynching” last May after an altercation another youth had with a campus police officer in Los Angeles. Marks was among several students who watched Officer Erin Robles get into a ph
Across the country, politicians and their cronies have invested heavily in the for-profit prison systems. The more people go to jail, the more money they make: Pennsyvlania Auditor General Jack Wagner has found a way for the state to save as m
A Bulgarian man was sentenced Thursday to two years and a day in prison for stealing the identity of an Ohio boy who was kidnapped and killed at age 3. Doitchin Krastev, who used the name for more than a decade while living as an American citizen,
US appeals judges have begun considering whether a 13-year-old boy accused of murder could be tried as an adult. Jordan Brown, who was 11 at the time of his alleged crime, might be imprisoned as an adult and never be released.
Four months later, Prince says, he found the Yukon, parked three blocks from the stationhouse. He drove off, thinking everything was okay, but cops rolled up to his home and arrested him a week later - accusing him of removing police property with
In 2002, Mohamad Hammoud was found guilty of raising money for the militant group Hezbollah under a law prohibiting aid to designated terrorist groups. But he has been awaiting a new judgment since the 2005 Supreme Court ruling that determined that f
The first, and possibly the last, Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, a case that nearly unraveled when the defendant was convicted on just one of
I WANT TO GO PUBLIC WITH MY STATEMENT. PATRON IS ATTACKED BY BAR STAFF ON VIDEO, THE PROSECUTOR HIDES EVIDENCE AND PUBLIC DEFENDER FAILS TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE DEFENSE. DEFENDANT BECOMES VICTIM OF COURT INJUSTICE IN THE WITHHOLDING OFRead Letter
Federal authorities have arrested more than 100 members and associates of organized crime Thursday in a sweeping crackdown on the city's 5 Mafia families. The defendants are being held in the brig at Fort Hamilton until they are arraigned in court.
The former Calumet County district attorney who resigned after a sexting scandal says he's immune from a civil lawsuit filed by a crime victim who claims he sexually harassed her. Ken Kratz says he was a public official at the time of the alleged har
The jury had been deliberating over four days in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani when it sent a note to the judge, asking how much the defendant needed to know about Al Qaeda’s conspiracies to bomb and kill in order to be convicted.
MY DEAR FELLOW CLERGYMEN: While confined here in the Birmingham City Jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely." Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer a
In a statement, the lawyers indicated that they will try to argue that a user has the right to use the PlayStation 3 has he or she sees fit, rather than be subject to the ongoing control of the manufacturer.
Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime. Despite that, he has been detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia
[from someone who know THIS is HARD TIME] ED PFC Manning is currently being held in maximum custody. Since arriving at the Quantico Confinement Facility in July of 2010, he has been held under Prevention of Injury (POI) watch. His cell is approxim
As we approached the courthouse, our bud William said to our group “Hurry up guys. Time for justice!” trying to get us through the doors. A bailiff, stationed outside, responded laughed and said, “You’ve came to the wrong place.” He was right. Below
Jared Loughner had been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. This tragedy leads right back to Sherriff Dupnik and all the spin in the world is n
A Texas man declared innocent after 30 years in prison had at least two chances to make parole and be set free -- if only he would [lie] admit he was a sex offender. But Cornelius Dupree Jr. refused to do so, doggedly maintaining his innocence in
He does it all on a Samsung smartphone, which he says he bought from a guard. And he used the same phone to help organize a short strike among inmates at several Georgia prisons last month.
"Staff have been running around trying to breathalyze prisoners. It's been reminiscent of the end scenes of 'The Benny Hill Show' - the only thing missing was the music"
In striking down evidence obtained through warrantless GPS tracking, Delaware Judge Jan R. Jurden wrote that "an Orwellian state is now technologically feasible," adding that "without adequate judicial preservation of privacy, there is nothing to pro
After 16 years in prison, Jamie Scott, 36, is on daily dialysis, which costs the state $200,000 a year. Haley Barbour agreed to release her because of her medical condition, but 38-year-old Gladys Scott's release says she must donate a kidney within
A judge recently reopened 4 cases involving defendants who say they would not have pleaded guilty if they had known that they would be deported. In one instance this month, prosecutors sought a court order to stop the judge from reopening such cases
The Scotts were convicted in 1994 for an armed robbery in which they [supposedly] led two men into an ambush. The men were robbed of $11, and their supporters contend that the Scotts, who are black, received extraordinary punishment for the crime.
Since May, Los Angeles high schooler Jeremy Marks has been in jail—essentially for filming a school police officer hit a 15-year-old. He'll be home for Christmas, though, thanks to a Google engineer who heard about Marks on Reddit.
Grand juries are supposed to act as a buffer between prosecutors and those they accuse of committing a crime. They're intended to protect us from having our reputations ruined by reckless and meritless allegations. In reality, grand juries have
The then-senator was convicted in 2008 on corruption charges, but prosecutorial wrongdoing led Holder to ask the judge to drop the case in April 2009, after Stevens was ousted by voters. Stevens died Aug. 9 in a plane crash in Alaska.