Virginia is reconsidering how it administers solitary confinement at the state’s only super-maximum prison and plans to implement sweeping changes to its often-criticized practices. Nearly 500 inmates at Red Onion State Prison spend 23 hours a day
The money trail leading to the watershed law in Florida—the first of the 24 across the nation—traces primarily to one source: the National Rifle Association. When Gov. Bush conducted the 2005 signing ceremony, standing alongside him was Marion Hammer
After imprisoning a man 17 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Washington state finally sets him free . . . with $2,500 and a bus ticket. Oh, but it gets WAY better....
The amount of data leaked to ‘a foreign entity’ by a Canadian Navy intelligence officer standing trial is reportedly comparable to the alleged WikiLeaks dump by Pvt. Bradley Manning.
Trayvon Martin was suspended from school three times in the months before he was shot dead by a neighborhood watchman, it emerged today.
An 80-year-old tavern owner believes it's "unjust" that he is facing charges after shooting a burglar, but believes he will prevail in court. "It's wrong," Homer "Tank" Wright said as he walked into his bar after being released from jail. "Unjust tha
The shooting of the unarmed African-American teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer in a Sanford neighborhood renewed the national conversation about race relations, gun laws, even how young men dress.
As someone who believes in the right to self-defense, I support the existence of “Stand Your Ground” laws and believe that every person has the right to defend themselves wherever they have a right to be. I draw the line at instigating or provoking s
Facebook confirmed Friday that it has added a trove of IBM patents to its arsenal on an increasingly lawsuit-strewn technology battlefield.
As a result of recent subpoenas issued to Twitter by NY District Attorneys and prosecutors, several Occupy Wall Street protestors have re-evaluated their decision to fight charges against them.
"I'm never going to regret not taking the plea," Ravi said. "If I took the plea, I would have had to testify that I did what I did to intimidate Tyler and that would be a lie. I won't ever get up there and tell the world I hated Tyler because he was
Criminal defendants have a constitutional right to effective lawyers during plea negotiations, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a pair of 5-to-4 decisions that vastly expanded judges’ supervision of the criminal justice system.
Imagine witnessing a brutal scene of domestic violence (DV) on the street. A broken nose floods the victim’s torso with blood, a stomach punch causes collapse on the pavement, and you hear a moan for help. What would you do, how would you feel?
The case of an unarmed black teenager shot dead by a white neighborhood watch captain who police have failed to arrest will go before a grand jury, Florida prosecutors said on Tuesday.
7 years after Florida adopted its sweeping self-defense law, the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, has put that law at the center of an increasingly angry debate over how he was killed and whether law enforcement has the authority to charge the
In the final moments of his life, Trayvon Martin was being hounded by a strange man on a cellphone who ran after him, cornered him and confronted him, according to the teenage girl whose call logs show she was on the phone with the 17-year-old boy in
The city of Pittsburgh has settled with Jordan Miles for a whopping . . . $75,000. The photo at right is what Miles looked like after three Pittsburgh cops beat the hell out of him. They mistook for a weapon the Mountain Dew bottle the 18-year-old mu
SDPD said he was found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something
A former Rutgers University student convicted in the webcam spying episode that ended in his gay roommate’s suicide could be headed off to prison in a case experts say stands as a tragic lesson for young people about casual cruelties and unintended c
A 23-year old student from Sheffield Hallam University in the north of England is bound for America. That wouldn't be unusual—except that Richard O'Dwyer won't go voluntarily. The UK Home Secretary has today agreed to extradite O'Dwyer over US copyri
Everyone in the world seems to recognize the obvious crimes perpetrated by the Bush/Cheney regime.
A 7% exoneration rate may be grossly understating the problem. Garrett suspects the error rate may be as high as 17%. Of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, a whopping 76% were misidentified by eyewitnesses.
Close's resignation comes about a week after a federal judge overturned his 2001 capital murder conviction of Michael Wayne Hash. The judge in his lengthy opinion cited extreme prosecutorial and police misconduct in how the case was handled.
Suppose you work at a convenience store, at night, and you keep a gun on you because it can be dangerous employment. Now suppose the store owner you work for has a felony record. You have violated federal law.
The Manhattan-based madam, Anna Gristina, arrested last week for running a high-end escort service was warned of an impending crackdown on escort services by her client Attorney General Elliot Spitzer in 2005. Kristin Davis, who ran a Manhattan ca
The family of a 17-year-old African-American boy shot to death last month in his gated Florida community by a white Neighborhood Watch captain wants to see the captain arrested. Trayvon Martin was shot dead after he took a break from watching NBA All
Federal prosecutors brought charges against a group of men allegedly behind "LulzSec"
A Maryland teenager accused of helping a terror cell based in Ireland will plead guilty to a U.S. terrorism charge, according to court papers filed Monday. Mohammad Hassan Khalid became a rare juvenile suspect held in FBI custody after his arrest
Sein tossed the phone to his wife, Mary K. Brooks, who handed it over to police after they threatened to arrest her. Police then pounced on Sein, punching him, tackling him and forcing him into a police cruiser.
Rawesome Foods defendants James Steward and Sharon Palmer were ambushed in California court yesterday when they appeared for a preliminary hearing about the multiple felony charges that have been ludicrously placed against them for engaging in farm-f