Turns out Portland does include a dress code of sorts. As in, you've got to be dressed. A 25-year old man who was naked and playing a violin outside the federal courthouse in Portland was arrested for indecent exposure.
When Hammond left his sentencing courtroom, he held his fist in the air and proclaimed; “Long Live Anonymous!” “Hurrah for anarchy!” Some people are cut out for a life of anarchy. Others, not so much. Monsegur may have had the chops
A billionaire businessman at the heart of a $2.6 billion state bank scam in Iran, the largest fraud case since the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution, was executed Saturday, state television reported.
In juvenile courts across the country, children often face the full weight of the criminal justice system without the protection of a defense attorney. Children may be pressured by judges or prosecutors to waive their right to an attorney.
Recently discovered pages from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service suggest the men died not from suicide, but torture. The new evidence includes an eyewitness account of al-Zahrani on the night of his death which indicates
I do not accept United States dollars, as it is the preferred currency of criminal organizations such as the FBI, DOJ, ATF, and Federal Reserve and I do not assist criminal racketeering enterprises.
Richard Humphrey was sentenced to 29 months in prison for selling pirated copies of movies. Once in prison, Humphrey was a bit surprised when he sat with other prisoners watching clearly pirated movies shown by the state.
A United States District Court Judge held a hearing in the Chang litigation over the mass arrests during the World Bank/IMF protests to specifically explore the possible sanctions to be imposed against the District of Columbia
On June 23, 2012, Florida Department of Corrections officers locked a 50-year-old mentally ill inmate into a shower with scalding water until he died as punishment for defecating inside his cell at the Dade Correctional Institute
Below is a disturbing video from the Summit County (Ohio) jail where Siobhan Householder, 35, is shown being thrown to the ground and having her jaw pried open by deputies because she had taken Tylenol while waiting in a prisoner-holding room. She wa
Did the Oklahoma Corrections Department violate international law during the botched execution of Clayton Lockett? United Nations officials believe that might be the case. New examinations of the body reveal the prisoner was subject to attack fro
U.S. justice officials are interested in allegations that truants put into detention in Knox did not benefit first from appointed legal counsel. Irwin has refused to allow local lawyers to set up a project at court to offer free representation
.... their father "was Tased over five times, physically restrained by multiple officers, placed in a hobble restraint and handcuffed and then placed in a fatal choke hold, all while possibly suffering from cardiac arrest....
A female Occupy Wall Street activist in the United States has been found guilty of assaulting a police officer and now faces between two and seven years in prison.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued statements he made to authorities after he was arrested should be thrown out because he was questioned for 36 hours in a hospital room while suffering from gunshot wounds
“Wow, I can’t believe this is happening again.”...That was Adam “Ademo Freeman” Mueller’s first thought when he learned last month that he was being retried on wiretapping charges stemming from an attempt to hold New Hampshire public officials accoun
“Wow, I can’t believe this is happening again.” That was Adam “Ademo Freeman” Mueller’s first thought when he learned last month that he was being retried on wiretapping charges stemming from an attempt to hold New Hampshire public officials accou
Scripture seems to back most Americans' view that he would oppose capital punishment—but that hasn't translated into widespread opposition.
"The district court ... misjudged the damage to national security that could result from disclosing the FISA applications and orders," the appeal said. "Disclosure may lead to an unacceptable risk of compromising the intelligence-gathering process an
FBI supplied fake explosives for alleged Space Needle, Walmart, gas station bombings
A federal judge Thursday blocked Montgomery from collecting traffic fines from three indigent plaintiffs, saying the city failed to follow federal and state law on collecting fines from those who cannot pay.
A California man has been taken off death row after the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office declined to retry the penalty phase of his murder trial. Miguel Bacigalupo’s death sentence was vacated by the California Supreme Court late last year due
Under New York state law, defendants have the right to face trial within 180 days of being arrested. But in the Bronx, a felony defendant can wait up to 1,018 days between indictment and trial — more than double the wait times in wealthier boroughs
We’ve done several exposés on the prison system in America, including The Prison System Runs Amok, Expands at Frightening Pace (Sept 6, 2012) and Selling the American Dream is the Biggest Market of All (Sept. 30, 2013), but there’s still much more to
If you were like me, you never heard the term “Communications Management Units.” They are a prison where certain prisoners are housed with limited or no access to communications or family visitations. First initiated at US prisons in
Driving with good posture, with hands at the classic ten and two position on the wheel, is sufficient reason to pull over a driver with a bad complexion, according to the Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals. A unanimous three-judge panel approved
Frazier Glenn Cross, the man accused of murder in the shootings of three people outside Jewish facilities in Kansas last week was, for all practical purposes, born at the age of 49. The federal government gave him that name when he was release
Four Muslim men accuse the FBI of using the "no fly" list as an threat to coerce them into cooperating with terror investigations. It's easy to see how it would be an effective threat: the highly secret no-fly list essentially creates a form of house
Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles is beyond the jurisdiction of United States courts according to his attorney.
When an esteemed police detective discovered that an innocent woman had spent years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit, he notified his supervisors and tried to make the tragic error known. Instead of seeing that the new evidence came to light