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Entries by John Rudolf from 07/2011

David Cameron's Big Society Plan Stumbles Out of the Gate

Posted 07.05.2011 | UK

In late May, Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative party leader David Cameron delivered his fourth major address in little over a year on the Big ...

Humberto Leal Garcia Executed In Texas After Obama Administration Argued For Stay

Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics

Texas executed a Mexican man on Thursday night after shrugging off concerns voiced by Obama administration lawyers and a broad cross-section of legal ...

California Prisoners Join Hunger Strike To Protest Solitary Conditions

Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

Nearly 1,500 inmates at six California prisons have joined a hunger strike by prisoners confined in one of the state's harshest isolation units, priso...

Alabama Judges Impose Death Though Juries Vote For Life In Prison

Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

Last November, jurors in Lee County, Ala., found Courtney Lockhart, a 26-year-old Iraq War veteran, guilty of the 2008 murder of Lauren Burk, an 18-ye...

Rais Bhuiyan, Victim of Post-9/11 Shooting Spree, Pleads To Spare Attacker Mark Stroman's Life

Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

Just weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a masked man stormed into the Dallas convenience store where Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant from...

NBA Player Lorenzen Wright's 911 Call Ignored By Police Before His Murder, Family Says

Posted 07.20.2011 | Crime
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The cell phone call came into the Germantown, Tenn., police department's emergency dispatch late one night last July. The 911 operator heard a man's g...

Post-9/11 'Arab Slayer' Mark Stroman's Last Words Offer Message Of Peace

Posted 07.21.2011 | Crime

After a lifetime of bitter prejudice that drove him to kill innocent strangers, Mark Stroman died with a message of peace. Stroman, 41, was execut...

Darrin Ring: FBI Investigates Taped Beating By Tennessee Police

Posted 07.25.2011 | Crime

The FBI has launched a criminal probe into a January incident where Tennessee police stripped a man naked, then kicked and beat him while he lay handc...

'Fast And Furious' Gun Trafficking Operation Slammed By ATF Agents

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

A botched gun-trafficking investigation that allowed suspected criminals to purchase roughly 2,000 firearms -- many which later crossed the border int...