SPRINGDALE - Hour after hour, for four full days, Adriana Torres-Flores was locked away and forgotten in 8 1/2-by-9 1/2-foot cell in the Washington County Courthouse,
As doctors struggle to eradicate polio worldwide, one of their biggest problems is persuading parents to vaccinate their children. In Belgium, authorities are resorting to an extreme measure: prison sentences.
Eliot Spitzer knew how to catch bad guys by following the money. As attorney general, he once broke up a call-girl ring and locked up 18 people on corruption, money-laundering and prostitution charges. He ruthlessly investigated the pay packages of W
FINANCIERS, real-estate agents and car salesmen might be suffering from America's economic malaise, but bulging jails have triggered a profit boom for corrections companies. The US leads the world in the number of people it incarcerates and go
Maybe it's the pressure of being in court, but here's the funniest 18 things RAPH found that people actually said under oath. It's all in the transcripts.
When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales held a press conference in the summer of 2006 on the arrests of 7 young men for plotting to bomb Chicago's Sears Tower, he sounded defensive, his voice lingering a beat on each thing the men allegedly did.
Threats against federal judges and prosecutors are on pace to rise for the fifth consecutive year. In response, federal officials are expanding their surveillance efforts to include suspects who have threatened state and local authorities
A judge has dismissed a felony charge against a former US Border Patrol agent accused of equipping his private car with red lights and pulling over speeders in his neighborhood. A felony police impersonation charge was dismissed after the ex-agent
Barry Bonds won an initial courtroom skirmish when a federal judge found that steroid perjury charges against him were improperly structured, a finding that complicates the government case against the U.S. baseball home run king.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Navy must abide must abide by limits on its sonar training off the coast of Southern California because the exercises could harm dozens of species of whales and dolphins
A state law requiring parental notification before a minor can get an abortion will remain on hold, a federal judge ruled, the latest in decades of complex legal wrangling.
A federal judge in San Francisco who had ordered the shutdown of a whistle-blowers' Web site where private bank documents were posted changed his mind Friday, conceding his original ruling might not have been constitutional.... ya think?
A bicyclist participating in an illegal "bike challenging traffic" race gets killed by an SUV. The racers, called "alley cats" are now blaming the SUV driver.
Behind closed doors at the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, Eric Bayles, who stumbled across the remains in a wash near remote Cross Canyon, was given a check for $75,000. Bayles’ wife, Sharon, is upset the FBI didn’t give her husband the full rewar
According to a new report, for the first time in the nation’s history and with the world's largest incarceration rate, more than one in 100 American adults is behind bars.
CBS's 60 Minutes broadcast on the alleged political prosecution of Democratic Alabama governor Don Siegelman went dark in Alabama last night. According to the local CBS affiliate, they had a technical malfunction. But . . . ;-)
The story of James and his struggles against the police, heroin and an urban legend.
Feds convicted Enzyte owner and his mother of fraud. Is Smiling Bob out of work? [3 videos - Smiling Bob commercials]
A man claiming to be Jack Bauer rammed a van, chased the driver on foot yelling, "I'm Jack Bauer! He's a terrorist and he's kidnapped my family!" The man received probation when the van driver gave police a fake address and didn
This is a leaked official RIAA training video produced with the National District Attorneys Association telling U.S. prosecutors why they should bust music pirates: It'll lead them to "everything from handguns to large quantities of cocaine
The U.S. Justice Department, on the heels of a split verdict in its tax evasion prosecution of actor Wesley Snipes, is planning a crackdown on the so-called tax protester movement. The protesters, or tax deniers, assert a constitutional right to avoi
Sherry Jackson was taken into custody on Feb. 14th. She was sentenced to 4 years for speaking the truth about the illegality of the income tax. She is still in Atlanta for the next 4 to 6 weeks, then they want to ship her off to Florida to be away fr
A sheriff's deputy who was videotaped dumping a paralyzed man from a wheelchair onto a jailhouse floor has been charged with abuse of a disabled person, a third-degree felony, said Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee.
The secrecy shrouding government files on terror suspects is bogging down the Pentagon's effort to hold trials at Guantanamo Bay, with defense attorneys accusing the government of withholding potential exculpatory evidence.
Hearts unmoved by such cases [the spectacle of sadistic violence being inflicted on dusky-skinned foreign terrorist suspects] tend to melt at the spectacle of a slender, helpless woman shrieking in fear and impotent rage as she is pinned down and vio
16 real cop comments made during arrests. Taken from in-car videos.
Tales of a Pakistani immigrant dealing with racial profiling, the Patriot Act and the INS as he tries to make a life in New York City.
In an unusual closed session, a federal appeals court will hear arguments today in three cases alleging KBR knowingly sent civilian contractors along a dangerous route in Iraq, where they suffered a deadly attack.
Superior Court Judge Russell Duke presided over the final step in securing the first criminal conviction stemming from the deadly actions of Blackwater, the Bush administration's favorite mercenary company. Lest you think you missed some earth-sh
[guilt by Arab] Two Egyptian college students arrested near a South Carolina Navy weapons station last year were carrying low-grade fireworks, as they claimed, not the dangerous explosives as charged by federal prosecutors, the FBI has determined.