In 2004, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson performed at the Super Bowl halftime show. During this performance, Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson’s nipple—covered by a pasty, but still—to millions of Americans, causing an international crisis from which the world is still reeling.
The fallout from Harvey Weinstein being outed as a sexual predator has been more explosive than anyone could have predicted. More than two dozen other high-profile men have been accused of misdeeds, a fact that is both uplifting (women are speaking out, and action is being taken) as it is depressing (is anyone not…
After a long legal battle, Jane Doe, the unidentified, undocumented 17-year-old girl who sued the Trump administration for blocking her request to obtain an abortion, has successfully terminated her pregnancy.
Over the weekend, a man drinking a Lime-a-Rita and claiming to be an NYU-educated lawyer was filmed shouting racist slurs at people on the L train, then getting his ass handed to him at the Bedford stop. It turns out one of the unsung heroes kicking this racist off the train was none other than rapper Princess Nokia.
Martin Shkreli is a huge idiot and now he’s in jail for it. (Also, there were a bunch of other things he did that landed him there, but all, I think, generally stemming from the same core issue.)
On Monday, 15-year-old Bresha Meadows pled “true”—essentially a guilty plea for juveniles—to involuntary manslaughter, accepting the terms of a plea deal. The Ohio girl had initially been charged with aggravated murder for killing her abusive father, Jonathan Meadows.
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.