Software makers Microsoft Corp and Symantec Corp said they disrupted a global cyber crime operation by shutting down servers that controlled hundreds of thousands of PCs without the knowledge of their users.
At the time of his death, Swartz was facing a potential conviction of 35 years and up to $1 million in fines for allegedly downloading thousands of scholarly articles from the online database JSTOR with a hidden computer connected to the MIT's networ
Starting this week, Chicago police are changing their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longe
The man accused of gunning down former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, a prominent military sniper, and a second man at a Texas shooting range has been arraigned on two counts of capital murder, the Texas Department of Public Safety said on Sunday.
The archbishop of Los Angeles stripped his predecessor of all church duties as he released files on more than 100 clerics, as required under a 2007 lawsuit deal over alleged sex abuse. Archbishop Jose Gomez said retired Cardinal Mahony
A 21-year-old Somali-American arrested here in late 2010 after pushing a cellphone button to trigger what he believed was a huge car bomb, in fact an elaborate and inert F.B.I. decoy device, was convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruc
The New York City medical examiner’s office said it had discovered more than 50 cases in which it failed to upload critical DNA evidence samples from crime scenes to the state’s DNA database, preventing those samples from being compared to genetic ma
A county prosecutor in this small town southeast of Dallas was fatally shot on Thursday morning near the courthouse by one or perhaps two gunmen, whom witnesses described as wearing masks, black clothing and tactical-style vests, the authorities said
If the Keystone Kops included a prosecuting attorney, it would doubtless be Carmen Ortiz: In the latest setback for Boston’s beleaguered U.S. attorney, red-faced feds admit they may have arrested the wrong man during a massive gang and drug takedown
After being attacked without cause on his own property, Goss removed the Taser barbs and then knocked the weapon out of the assailant’s hands. This act of self-defense was later described as the supposed crime of “disarming an officer.”
In a major triumph for property rights, a federal court in Massachusetts dismissed a civil forfeiture action against the Motel Caswell, a family-run motel, handing a complete victory to owners. In one of the most contentious civil forfeiture fights
Conner Floyd was a freshman when the food fight broke out. He was tackled by a teacher as he tried to leave. That teacher claimed Conner assaulted him. With support from the school, the teen was charged with aggravated assault -- a felony.
Laws that proscribe innocent behavior are tolerated so that they can be used against people who are clearly guilty of something when that guilt is hard to prove in court. ... This kind of system serves the public interest only if prosecutors actually
US Attorney Carmen Ortiz is now busy attempting to absolve herself from any responsibility for Aaron Swartz's suicide. (This is the 2nd suicide for her colleague, Stephen Heymann, which may explain his silence.) Her defenses are bullshit.
A chemist at a state crime lab tampered with drug evidence, authorities said in Massachusetts, where a chemist at another lab was accused last year of faking test results in a scandal that threw thousands of criminal cases into question.
"We will enforce the rights guaranteed to our citizens by the Constitution, No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our constituents and take from the what the Bill of Rights...has given them."
The thing is, inmates don’t always go peacefully into “the chair.”
And when they don’t, deputies are authorized to use what at first glance might be seen as violent methods to force compliance.
In official police reports, those
A federal judge tossed out the conviction of a man who has spent 23 years in prison ... ruling the trial prosecutor was “overzealous and deceitful,” the man’s lawyers were “indolent and ill prepared,” and the decisions of the trial judge were “incomp
"We remained committed to this civil rights cause and the struggle of plural families, both religious and non-religious....seeking only to be allowed to live according to our beliefs and not be declared felons simply because we are different.”
The first part looks at the 15-year-old murder of Kathy Mabry, which was only solved last month thanks to two defense attorneys at the Mississippi Innocence Project. Mabry's brutal murder devastated the small Delta towns of Belzoni and Isola.
People across the country were shocked last week to learn that a Georgia pedestrian who did not even own a car could be convicted of vehicular homicide in the death of her 4-year-old son, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Prosecutors have enormous power. Even investigations that don't result in any charges can ruin lives, ruin reputations, and drive their targets into bankruptcy If a prosecutor wants to ruin your life, they can. Even if you've done nothing wrong,
Does morality precede law or does law precede morality? Are all laws necessarily moral? Should a judge insist on sticking to the letter of a law, no matter how immoral it may be? Take a moment, send this letter to the judge just do it Roll the Bones!
Several hundred civilians have taken up arms in two towns in a southwestern Mexico state and are arresting people suspected of crimes and imposing a curfew, leading authorities to promise to reinforce security forces in the area.
Osman Barre, a Somali-born software engineer living in Portland, Oregon, was concerned that his teenage son was being radicalized by exposure to jihadist literature. Barre expressed his concerns to the FBI
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