New York’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy of fighting crime, which many critics say involves racial profiling of black and Hispanic citizens, has been reduced markedly in recent months, it has been claimed.
Journalists, bloggers, relatives and supporters crowded into the courtroom for a hearing that included a “witness” who turned out to have viewed the incident online and another who declared the word “feminist” obscene if uttered in a church.
A Juneau man faces a rare DUI charge for allegedly having a 0.313 breath-alcohol content as he floated through Fairbanks on an inflatable raft Sunday night. Alaska’s driving under the influence law applies to people operating motor vehicles, water
Famed former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon says Julian Assange is neither a pirate nor a terrorist.
What the State Department needs is an office that rounds up American war criminals.
...The good news – or Lopez initially thought – was that the assault took place less than ten yards away from the 1st Police Precinct station.
A Port Orange police officer asked a woman to show him how her husband tried to strangle her and when the woman put two fingers on the policeman's neck, she got arrested, records show.
While signing a sentencing reform bill into law on Tuesday, Massachusetts Gov. Devel Patrick (D) condemned the mass imprisonment of non-violent drug offenders.
An Oregon man is expected to spend a month in jail after being convicted on nine misdemeanor charges related to his illegal use of…water.
A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater.
Christian Bale, star of the Batman trilogy of movies, paid a surprise visit Tuesday to injured victims of the recent shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo. The shooting occurred during a midnight screening of the latest Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises
Google asked a US court Friday to dismiss a lawsuit over the Internet giant’s massive book-scanning project, saying the effort is “not a substitute” for books themselves.
A rural Oregon man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had 3 reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater. Plans to appeal his conviction on 9 misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state wate
Paul Chambers, who was found guilty of sending a menacing tweet, has won his high court challenge against his conviction. Outside the court, Chambers, 27, said he felt “relieved and vindicated”, adding: “It’s ridiculous it ever got so far.”
Relatives of the victims of the Columbine school shooting in Colorado are planning to reach out to those who lost loved ones in the Aurora cinema rampage in the hope of supporting them through the dark days ahead.
At this year's Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas, attention turns from defense to offense.
US Olympic shooting competitors hope those watching the London Games do not link their firearm sports with the shooter who killed 12 people and wounded 58 others at an American theatre last week.
A man in Cape Coral, Florida on Wednesday was arrested for shooting and killing an unarmed door-to-door salesman on his property.
The New Orleans Police Department and the United States Department of Justice announced a far-reaching agreement to overhaul the city’s scandal-ridden police force and improve safety in a city that has had little of it.
There’s no doubt John Joseph Delling knew what he was doing. His carefully planned 2007 crime spree lasted weeks, covered 6,500 miles and culminated in two people dead and one seriously wounded. He had his reasons, too. Delling, then 21, had becom
In a very rare victory for the serfs and a very tiny one, too, the judge declared Mr. Brennan’s nudity “a form of protest, which is protected speech,” not the “disruption” the TSA alleged. But things aren’t over for Brennan yet. The TSA is
The killing of three US citizens, one a 16-year-old boy, in targeted drone strikes last year were unlawful and violated their constitutional rights by not affording them due process, according to a lawsuit filed by their relatives on Wednesday.
Florida will remain one of the only two states in the country that sends people to prison on drug possession charges without first proving the person knew what they were carrying was illegal.
Under the United States Constitution, prosecutors have an obligation to turn over potentially exculpatory evidence — whether it is evidence that is directly favorable to the accused and unfavorable to the government’s case, or evidence that undermine
Federal prosecutors finally have confirmed that Mr. Odom was wrongfully convicted of a 1981 D.C. rape, for which he served 20 years in prison. Mr. Odom was sentenced at age 18; this nightmare has consumed more than half his life, and all because of e
A family friend of George Zimmerman told investigators he sexually molested her on and off for nearly a decade, newly released audio tapes in the Trayvon Martin shooting case reveal. "He would reach under the blankets and try to do things," the wo
We have been following the Penn State scandal and the school’s possible culpability in the matter.
The FBI interviewed dozens of people after George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, but none of them told agents they believed the killing was racially motivated, according to evidence released on Thursday.
How is it they go after three life sentences only to drop the charges for lack of evidence. We are not condoning the actions of anyone involved in the fight. We think all parties are just as responsible, but the cops had an obvious agenda because
Roden appealed citing text messages should have been suppressed as evidence because they were protected under the Washington Privacy Act, which requires police get consent before intercepting a private communication transmitted by telephone.