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Why Did This Teenage Girl Murder Her Best Friends?

The Lineup | July 26, 2016 | Crime
All photos: Courtesy of M. William Phelps Christine Paolilla always felt like an outsider. By the time she entered high school, Christine had suffered the sudden death of her father and was diagnosed with alopecia--an irreversible disease that caused her to...
Lorenzo Johnson

From Wrongful Convictions To Helping Free Other Innocent Prisoners

Lorenzo Johnson | July 27, 2016 | Crime
As two of many innocent prisoners, Jeffrey and Derrick bring fresh energy to the crusade of stopping wrongful convictions. Not only are they well versed in the law, they are not afraid of educating the media about our real-life nightmares.
Mark Kelly

Many Victims Of Gun Violence Are Suicides. We Can Save Lives With Smarter Policies.

Mark Kelly | July 25, 2016 | Politics
On a morning in April of 2014, a Northern Virginia political activist and photographer named Drew Kleinbrink was facing a time of deep emotional crisis. He responded to that crisis by purchasing a gun. Within hours he had taken his own life with that gun, leaving...
Christopher Zoukis

Lawsuit Upholds Inmates' Plea For Safe Drinking Water

Christopher Zoukis | July 25, 2016 | Crime
After filing a lawsuit in 2014, four prisoners at Wallace Pack Unit, Navasota, Texas, will hopefully be feeling some relief after U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison recently gave the prison 15 days to replace the water supply.
Michael Duga

Donald Trump Does Not Know Policy, Starting With Criminal Justice Reform

Michael Duga | July 25, 2016 | Politics
The general issue of criminal justice reform is so broad/complex that it cannot be addressed with populist sound bites. However, someone forgot to tell that to the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States.
Davian Hoffman

Elephants: A Safari In Bias

Davian Hoffman | July 25, 2016 | Crime
As humans we seek connection with one another, and in the diaspora of daily life, sometimes those connections are forced upon us. We can try to find common ground with each other as a means to make these fleeting connections palatable.
George Lakoff

Understanding Trump

George Lakoff | July 24, 2016 | Politics
Why does Donald Trump publicly insult other candidates and political leaders mercilessly? Quite simply, because he knows he can win an onstage TV insult game. In strict conservative eyes, that makes him a formidable winning candidate who deserves to be a winning candidate.
Ursula Nwobu

Put Your Best Foot Forward Following A Car Accident

Ursula Nwobu | July 22, 2016 | Crime
PhotoCredit These are interesting times we live in. It almost seems like people don't love themselves enough to extend that love and respect to others. There's little regard for lives and property and while some steps are taken to
Tavis Smiley

Mother Of Baton Rouge Police Shooter Speaks For The First Time: 'My Son Had PTSD Which Went Untreated'

Tavis Smiley | July 21, 2016 | Politics
Corine Woodley, mother of the Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Eugene Long, in an EXCLUSIVE conversation shares revealing details unknown until now about her troubled son.
John Feinblatt

Gun Lobby Extremism Blocks Cities' Common Sense On Guns

John Feinblatt | July 22, 2016 | Politics
As much as Cleveland might like to set more reasonable limits on where people can openly carry guns, the city is handcuffed. In 2006, the gun lobby's allies in the Ohio general assembly overrode a Republican governor's veto and made "preemption" the law.
Steven Choi

Standing Together Against Injustice

Steven Choi | July 21, 2016 | Politics
This year, as our communities get out the vote in the 2016 presidential elections, we keep in mind all these injustices that continue to plague black and immigrant communities.
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

A Company Small Enough To Prosecute

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | July 21, 2016 | Crime
Even if corporations are improperly designated too big to fail or be prosecuted, that is no excuse for not prosecuting those directly responsible for their crimes. They are protected and rewarded for their criminal acts. Nobody is that big!
Patrick J. Brosnan

Words Have Consequences... And Can Be Deadly

Patrick J. Brosnan | July 21, 2016 | Crime
The cowardly assassination of five Dallas police officers and wounding of six others is unspeakable beyond words and will shift the world of law enforcement in America on its axis. The savagery of these murders has been clarifying. It has cast a powerful light on the dangerous intersection of politics...
Adam Levin

7 Texts You Should Ignore

Adam Levin | July 21, 2016 | Technology
Phishing via text works the same way as email, the only difference is format, tone and, of course, length. The goal remains to commandeer as much information about you as possible (to use for fraud) and/or take control of your device.
Chris Cognac

What Cops Are Feeling Right Now

Chris Cognac | July 20, 2016 | Crime
I reached out to my fellow police officers across the United States and asked them to tell me in their own words, what they wanted to say to Americans right now. This is what they said.
Meret Hofer

My Brother Was Killed For Wearing Blue

Meret Hofer | July 20, 2016 | Crime
Earlier this year, my brother, Police Officer David Hofer, was killed in an ambush in the line of duty in Euless, Texas. In the last two weeks, five Dallas Police Department officers were gunned down and three officers were killed in Baton Rouge.
Steve H. Hanke

On Baltimore's Economic Plunge

Steve H. Hanke | July 20, 2016 | Crime
After Monday's acquittal of Lt. Brian Rice in the ongoing Freddie Gray saga, lead prosecutor Marilyn Mosby is batting a perfect 0-4. The three previous defendants were similarly acquitted, with two (and perhaps three) more officers to take the stand in the future.  It appears that Marilyn Mosby's prosecutions...
Liz Ryan

What Is Old, Outdated, And Obsolete?

Liz Ryan | July 21, 2016 | Crime
Answer: A Youth Prison. We're using the mnemonic "locked up" to show some of these key characteristics of a youth prison. This article is the second in the series, Locked Up: What is a Youth Prison? One of those traits is that a youth prison is old, outdated and...
The Well

When You Want To Call In Black To Work, Try This

The Well | July 25, 2016 | Black Voices
This post is by Victor Scotti and originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell’s editorial hub. That White policeman pointing a shaking gun at a slumped, dying Philando Castile.
Siobhan Kukolic

Peace for Nice

Siobhan Kukolic | July 19, 2016 | Crime
People young and old were relaxing on the streets after celebrating France's national holiday. Full of joy from fireworks shows celebrating peace and unity. And then a massive white truck barrels down the main road killing 84 people. Including ten children. Leaving hundreds in hospital. Many fighting for their lives.
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