By Alex Glenn Make-believe monsters, witches and goblins vie for our attention each Halloween, but Fright Night is also the ideal time for real wrongdoers to wreak havoc undetected. On average, crime-related insurance claims spike by 24% on Halloween, more than on any other day of the year, according to...
The police investigate potential criminal activity as part of their difficult mission to "protect and serve." This comment provides a brief and incomplete educational overview of a few significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions that address police investigative stops and related searches without a search warrant. Lower federal court and state...
Even though we would like to think we can, it's impossible to handle all of life's nuisances on our own. In fact, many of history's most successful people attributed their successes to knowing when to seek the help of others. This goes for all areas of life whether it be...
This updated 21-state data is presented for the first time here in The Huffington Post. Final national hate crime figures from the FBI are expected late next month.
How the war on drugs fuels deadly prison riots in Brazil Julita Lemgruber, Universidade Candido Mendes Brazil has a prison problem. Recent crises have brought renewed attention to mass incarceration, overcrowding, and the lawlessness and inhumanity of Brazil's jails -...
Tensions have peaked as the public awaits the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The debates thus far have covered, and uncovered, multiple issues that must be addressed before choosing a new Commander and Chief.
One of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's chief defenses against charges that he inappropriately touched women over the years has been deceptively straightforward: If this really happened, why didn't they speak up at the time? As an attorney who regularly works with women fighting sexual...
After getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar for pushing dangerous retail banking products on unsuspecting customers, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf offered a belated mea culpa by forfeiting a portion of his outstanding stock awards and taking early retirement. Don’t worry about him, though, unlike...
At one correctional facility on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, kitchen staff and some other inmate workers refused to report to work; demonstrations followed the next day, and fires and vandalism rendered two residential units unlivable.
Our good friends at the Center for American Progress (CAP) have published a new study on the link between gun laws and gun violence which is a ‘must-read’ for everyone who is concerned about reducing gun violence....
To date in this unprecedented election year, the future of the Supreme Court has not received the attention that it deserves.
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I'm tired of explaining to "friends" that the phrase #BlackLivesMatter doesn't mean that other lives don't matter or that it is somehow an anti-white or anti-police slogan. There is an implied "too" at the end of the phrase.
Lawrence v. Texas,
A lawsuit challenging California's laws against prostitution just got a much-needed boost.
Heroin addiction is no longer a moral issue. Heroin use is no longer a black thing or a brown thing. Heroin overdoses are no longer a question of "if." Now it is a matter of "when."
There's no question that Duane Edward Buck, a black man (yes, it is relevant) committed an horrendous double murder in Texas in 1995 - he shot his former girlfriend's alleged lover, and then shot the girlfriend in front of her children, announcing "The bitch got what she deserved." He was...
They tell me there’s no such thing as rape culture ― not here, not in the United States. __________ There’s a bar in my town that I frequent. I know most of the staff and generally feel safe there, but the restroom is a little funky...
Your kids know about Trump's bus video conversation. Bank on it! I first heard the video while driving with my teenage son, who wondered, "Why is the other guy laughing?"
You may have easily missed a major piece of news that broke last week amid the media-feeding frenzy generated by the release of Donald Trump's "Access Hollywood" tapes and Hillary Clinton's Wikileaked Wall Street speeches.
Department Of Corrections,
Cat Prison Smuggling,
It's an explosive story that reads like it came straight out of the script of one of the hottest prison-centered TV shows.
It was May 2010, and the news was filled with a college murder mystery that captured the public's attention. This was a story that had all of the ingredients of love and drama gone wrong, ultimately ending in death. Those involved were the good-looking college athlete and his beautiful all American college girlfriend, Yeardley Love, the victim.