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Finding Mercy in the Justice System

Nov 29
Law professor Mark Osler, a leading advocate for sentencing reform and clemency in the U.S. justice system, discusses the relationship between religious ideas of "mercy" and "justice."

FBI Warned of Attacks on Reproductive Health Care Clinics Months Ago

Nov 29
After the Congressional fight over funding Planned Parenthood a few months ago, the FBI reported an increase of threats to their facilities.

Defense Misgenders Victim of SF Trans Assault

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Nov 29
As the couple accused of attacking a transgender woman in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood pleaded not guilty recently, the attorneys representing them repeatedly misgendered the victim.

Accused Chair-Wielding Dallas BBQ Assailant Countersues: Claims He's the Victim

Nov 27
Don't you hate it when you're left with no other option than to bash a chair over the head of someone half your size in order to make a quick escape?

Woman Fined $1,000 for Trashing Worker's Office with Glitter

Nov 27
A former clerk at an Ohio county's fiscal office has been fined $1,000 for trashing a co-worker's office with glitter and purple Silly String.

In Mexico, Fear As Victims Vanish at Hands of Police

By Christopher Sherman | Nov 26
It was common knowledge that police were errand runners for gangsters, but it was not widely acknowledged that local and state police were disappearing people, too.

Officer Charged with Murder in Teen's Death; Video Released

By Don Babwin and Jason Keyser | Nov 25
A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

Anti-Gay Tweets Will Be Admitted As Evidence in Philly Gay-Basher Trial

Nov 25
Things might have gotten a little rougher for accused Philadelphia gay-basher and suburban police chief's daughter Kathryn Knott. A judge ruled Tuesday that her history of anti-gay tweets could be introduced into her assault trial next month.

Gay Porn Star Arrested in Atlanta for Beating Boyfriend

Nov 25
A gay porn star was arrested in Atlanta, Ga., earlier this month for attacking his boyfriend during a late-night incident, which marks the fifth time he's been arrested for similar altercations.

Man Arrested in Va. After Found Naked in Garden & High on Bath Salts

Nov 25
A man who was allegedly high on bath salts was arrested and charged Sunday after he was found naked and screaming in a flower bed in Crystal City, Va.

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