After 15 years in prison, the women known as the “San Antonio Four” have been exonerated in a criminal case that upended their lives. Convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two little girls, the women have been found completely innocent.
A Walmart employee in Albany, New York was fired from his job after redeeming $2 worth of discarded cans he found while gathering the store’s shopping carts. Walmart didn’t have a problem with the $3.10 worth of empty beer cans Smith had found in the parking lot, but did have an issue with the $2 he received from cans…
The Supreme Court begins its fall term today, and it’s already shaping up to be a doozy. Its docket includes public employee unions, affirmative action, the death penalty, and—oh, hell, why not?— probably abortion and birth control, too. While all of these are politically contentious issues with the potential to shape…
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In a continuation of President Barack Obama’s effort to lessen penalties for nonviolent offenses, on July 13, he officially commuted the sentences of 46 people serving time for federal drug charges.
Jeanine Pirro, the bulldog former Westchester County DA-turned-TV star who went after Robert Durst for the cold-case alleged murder of his wife, is about to drop a book on the topic, and you know you can’t hardly wait.
The AP has a long story today about the long overdue “trend” of cities finally testing their backlog of rape kits. It outlines the “dramatic shift is taking hold across the country” by both police and prosecutors to process the thousands of rape kits sitting in storage across the country.
After deliberating for about 14 and a half hours, a jury in Massachusetts has voted to put convicted Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
Attorney Mark Keaton, a nightmare human being, was disbarred from practicing law in Indiana last week because he systematically harassed, threatened, stalked, and distributed naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend over the course of six long years.
Another reason to support body cams on cops: a newly released video out of San Francisco shows a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer slamming a drunk woman down to the ground rendering her unconscious in a pool of blood with multiple face fractures and broken teeth.
A U.S. district judge struck down Alabama's ban on gay marriage after two Mobile women sued the state for refusing to recognize their California marriage. Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand, who have been together almost 15 years, sought legal recourse after Alabama denied Searcy's petition to legally adopt the couple's…
The Florida authorities called the Dozier School for Boys a reformatory, a home for orphans or wayward boys who needed a little guidance. But the boys sent to the school called it Hell.
As Christmas rushes ever closer, more and more people are getting anxious about their holiday packages. Is it the mail that's slow this year or are presents being stolen, wonders everyone who hasn't received their package from Amazon Prime. And one couple, whose mail woes really was caused by thieves decided to take…
We knew this would happen. We hoped that things would be different, but we knew.
Hard to believe this isn't already illegal in ALL THE PLACES, but kudos to California's legislature and Governor Jerry Brown for making California the first state in the union to ban the use of the so-called "gay panic" or "trans panic" defense. Since, you know, your phobia of LGBT+ people is not justification for…
Remember last week's story about the woman who was kicked out of a Philadelphia public swimming pool (and driven away via mockery at another) for wearing an American Apparel bikini that—to paraphrase Mel Horowitz—LOOKS LIKE UNDAH-WEAH? Well, there's a happy ending (I guess, if you like American Apparel bikinis),…
An apartment complex resident sought justice for a stolen batch of sun tea in the grossest possible way.
An Australian judge is receiving a great amount of criticism for comments claiming that incest and pedophilia will become more acceptable over time just like gay rights.