Maryland’s top law enforcement officials are pushing back against a recent Court of Appeals decision that prohibits DNA collection from suspects charged — but not yet convicted — of violent crimes, saying the ruling will allow dangerous criminals to
Federal prosecutors on Friday acknowledged errors in the scientific evidence that helped send a Washington man to prison for 28 years for murder and took the extraordinary step of agreeing to have his conviction overturned.
“Structuring,” as readers may recall, is the federal criminal offense of splitting up bank deposits so as to keep them under a threshold such as $10,000 above which banks have to report transactions to the government.
Using a hammer as a weapon, a "complete stranger" with no significant criminal history allegedly chose a family at random and attacked them in their home, killing a woman and her daughter, in a brutal crime that left investigators both baffled and ag
Transit Board Wants Gov To Appoint Special Prosecutor For Subway Crimes
John Kristoffer Larsgard, 33, faces 7 1/2 years in an Arizona prison, largely as a result of some erratic driving that frightened and angered people at the Winslow street festival. Prosecutors said Larsgard turned his car into a weapon, hitting one w
Forty thousand Norwegians flooded the streets of Oslo in the pouring rain to defy mass murderer Anders Breivik after he derided the popular children's song “Children of the Rainbow” as a Marxist tool to brainwash children.
The nation’s largest private prison company, the Corrections Corporation of America, is on a buying spree.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is guilty of "aiding and abetting" forces in Sierra Leone that committed war crimes and other atrocities during a war that lasted more than a decade and left more than 50,000 people dead.
Andy Worthington is a superb reporter who has specialized in providing the facts of the US government’s illegal abuse of “detainees,” against whom no evidence exists.
Connecticut abolished the death penalty on Wednesday, but the repeal will not affect 11 people still on death row, including two men convicted over a gruesome 2007 “home invasion” attack.
A military judge refused on Wednesday to dismiss the charges against an Army private accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history. Army Col. Denise Lind denied the defense motion during a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade in the
There is an interesting story out of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn District Attorney routinely releases the names of charged individuals — as do all prosecutors.
"Don't use pepper spray," [the cop] told the Zimmermans, according to a friend. "It'll take two or three seconds to take effect, but a quarter second for the dog [a pit bul] to jump you," he said. "Get a gun."
Former BP engineer charged with destroying evidence in Gulf oil spill
By the time John McClellan Jr. was found dead inside Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Cresson last May, he had long been categorized as “special needs” for his history of addiction and mental instability. Yet prisoners and staff
Question to appear on November ballot after more than 500,000 people signed up to back the proposal.
Because Mr. Mehanna’s conviction was based largely on things he said, wrote and translated. Yet that speech was not prosecuted according to incitement to “imminent lawless action” but intent to support a foreign terrorist organization.
Carlos Miller is a Miami multimedia journalist who has been arrested twice for taking pictures of law enforcement. He has publicly posted on social networks that he will be taking pictures today in order to document the eviction.
Apparently, the only guaranteed way to earn the unwanted title of “stalker” in the Beaver State is to criticize the local police and the corrupt municipal cabal it serves. That’s a reasonable inference to draw from the bizarre experience of Sunriver,
A 2007 Newsweek cover featuring the former presidential candidate could prove key in helping Edwards’s team discredit the government’s star witness.
Trayvon Martin shooter charged with 2nd-degree murder bonded out of jail overnight.
Geir Haarde to learn on Monday if he was grossly negligent in his handling of the country's 2008 financial crisis.
George Zimmerman was released around midnight Sunday from a Florida county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
Dershowitz continued, “An affidavit that willfully misstates undisputed evidence known to the prosecution is not only unethical but borders on perjury because an affiant swears to tell not only the truth, but the whole truth, and suppressing an impor
Federal Judge Kimba Wood dismissed an indictment of jury tampering against Julian Heicklen, who stood outside courthouses in New York and elsewhere passing out pamphlets that urged jurors to vote their conscience.Entered By: Powell Gammill
In a dramatic courtroom appearance, George Zimmerman took the stand at his own bail hearing today and apologized to Trayvon Martin's family, saying he was "sorry" for the shooting as a judge set bail at $150,000. Zimmerman will not be immediately
A new photograph obtained exclusively by ABC News showing the bloodied back of George Zimmerman's head, which was taken three minutes after he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, gives possible credence to his claim that Martin had bashed his
Cristian Fernandez has been incarcerated since March of 2011. He faces two separate trials – one of which carries a mandatory life without parole sentence if he is convicted. Cristian was barely twelve when he was arrested