Former presidential candidate John Edwards was found not guilty on one of six campaign fraud charges, and the jury could not reach a verdict on the other counts, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on them. Edwards was accused of masterminding
This pretty incredible two-part post from the appellatesquawk blog demonstrates how even good policies like videotaping interrogations can be undermined by bad expert witnesses and indifferent judges.
Distracted driving laws are meant to discourage a number of risky behaviors on the road, including texting, talking on a cell phone, and eating behind the wheel. But they are also used as a basis for conducting a pretext stop for to engage in unwarra
“Child safety zones are being passed more and more at the city and county level. It’s becoming more and more restrictive. They’re not only limiting where sex offenders can live, but they’re limiting their movement as well.”
Army 1st Sergeant Matt Corrigan was woken in the middle of the night, forced out of his home, arrested, had his home ransacked, had his guns seized and was thrown in jail -- where he was lost in the prison system for two weeks -- all because the Dist
In Prince George’s Co. where hundreds of people were shot last year and 64 of them died — people convicted of gun crimes may soon be required to register, regularly check in with police and submit to home visits from officers.
Brian Banks was a former high school football star when he was accused of rape by Wanetta Gibson.
A sitting district attorney in South Texas has been federally indicted, accused of working with his former law partner and others to operate the local justice system as a criminal racketeering enterprise.
It didn’t occur to me that the six-foot fence around the perimeter was meant to keep me in. That is, until the day I decided to leave.
In Oklahoma’s Delaware County, Sheriff’s deputies were too busy figuratively raping motorists in the village of Bernice to supervise guards who were literally raping inmates in the county jail. As a result, the County Commission has put the screws to
judge in Sanford ruled Tuesday that a Lake Mary man was lawfully exercising his First Amendment rights when he flashed his headlights to warn neighbors that a deputy had set up a speed trap nearby.
Evidence released last week in the second-degree-murder case against George Zimmerman shows four key witnesses made major changes in what they say they saw and heard the night he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford. Three changed th
A federal court judge on Tuesday imposed a 40-year sentence on a White supremacist who was behind a 2004 bombing that seriously injured Scottsdale's diversity director.
There was no dispute in court Friday in Jefferson City that favorable evidence was improperly withheld from George Allen’s defense in a St. Louis murder trial almost three decades ago. What stands between Allen, 56, and freedom is the question of
U.S. District Court Judge Joan A. Lenard is keeping a man in prison even though prosecutors have dropped the charges against him, even though the FBI says he should be released, and even though the only evidence against him was from a police officer
One of the main suspects in the killings of 49 people in northern Mexico received orders from the top leaders of the Zetas cartel, a military official said Monday.
The evidence is in: the US criminal justice system produces wrongful convictions on an industrial scale – with fatal results
When the Brown County, Wis., Drug Task Force arrested her son Joel last February, Beverly Greer started piecing together his bail. She used part of her disability payment and her tax return. Joel Greer's wife also chipped in, as did his brother an
So the people got sick of it, all those criminals being coddled by all those bleeding heart liberal judges with all their soft-headed concern for rights and rehabilitation.
In the last 45 seconds, there is a faint voice, a distant yell, and the urgent dialogue between a woman and a 911 operator. “There’s just someone screaming outside,” the caller begins on the recorded line.
Jovana Renteria and Jessica Davenport are both Americans born in the United States.
After being cleared Friday of allegations that he raped his 20-month-old twin daughters, famed Malibu photographer Paul Rusconi cried. It's been almost a year since distant family members, the nanny who took care of Rusconi's two girls, and her hu
The man rsaw “a black male, wearing a dark colored ‘hoodie’ on top of a Hispanic male who was yelling for help.” The black male, “was mounted on the Hispanic male and throwing punches ‘MMA (mixed martial arts) style.'”
Includes laboratory reports that show traces of blood in Martin’s fingernails, Zimmerman’s blood on Martin’s sweatshirt and Martin’s blood on Zimmerman’s red jacket. Martin’s autopsy report shows that he had a small abrasion on his left fourth finger
Young Turks host Ana Kasparian explained how Louisiana sheriffs had an incentive to keep the inmate population high. “Non-violent drug offenders end up in these prisons for very, very long sentences just because these sheriff’s departments profit fro
Defense lawyers want to force a former CIA official who supervised what they called torture of al Qaeda captives to testify in the war crimes tribunal for five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 attacks. They argue that Jose
A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a part of the National Defense Authorization Act that opponents claim could subject them to indefinite military detention for activities including news reporting and political activism.
Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic taunted Srebrenica survivors on Wednesday at the start of his trial for genocide, running his hand across his throat in a gesture of defiance to relatives of the worst massacre in Europe since World War Two.
Court records show George Zimmerman had a pair of black eyes, a nose fracture and two cuts to the back of his head after the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The medical records were part of evidence released Tuesday that prosecutors
A Florida prosecutor has listed new video evidence from the 7-11 where slain teen Trayvon Martin reportedly bought Skittles the night he died.