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'Long Shot'

James Duff | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

Unbelievably, we have reached the finale of our first season of Major Crimes. And the title of our last episode reflects what many of us thought about our chances of success when we first began this adventure. Amazingly, our audience stuck with us, and so we will be back next year with fifteen brand new stories we hope will serve to intrigue and entertain.

‘Dismissed with Prejudice’

James Duff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

Every now and then we put together a show that stands out from the rest of our work and achieves one-of-a-kind status. That would describe this week's offering, "Dismissed with Prejudice."

'Citizen's Arrest'

James Duff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

The attempt to impose fairness, no matter how well intentioned, usually fails. That is part of why the justice system endlessly fascinates.

‘The Last Word’

James Duff | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

It feels like it all went by very fast. One moment, Michael Robin, Greer Shephard and I were sitting at a long conference table at TNT in Burbank, "pitching" an idea to Michael Wright and Lillah McCarthy for a new series; the next, I am writing a few stray thoughts about its finale.

CHEESED OFF: Thief Steals Two Cases Of Mozzarella From Florida Pizza Hut

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.19.2012 | Weird News

A shoeless thief who broke into a Florida Pizza Hut was undoubtedly cheesed off when he couldn't open the cash register, so he improvised -- by steali...

These Are Not GIFs: 15 Optical Illusions That Will Deceive You

Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment

Emerson M. Pugh once wrote that "If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t." We imagine ...

WATCH: New Uniforms Sicken Flight Attendants?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Travel

A group of Alaska Airlines flight attendants says their new uniforms are literally making them sick. In a letter to the airline president last mont...

WATCH: Someone Left A Mysterious Cow's Heart On Portland Doorstep

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.21.2012 | Weird News

Valentine's Day was a week ago, but a Portland man is still stunned by the heartfelt gift left on his doorstep: A cow's heart with a note reading, "Yo...

Has the Obama Administration Hijacked Black Leadership in America?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

In a recent article, Professor Cornel West "went H.A.M." on Tulane University Professor, Melissa Harris-Perry. I was both impressed and shocked that West had been so strong in his position on Harris-Perry, and I was glad to see that even millionaires aren't afraid to tell the truth.

Help Save A Puppy Who Lost Eyes, Was Used For Target Practice

Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact

When rescuers found a starved puppy whose eyes were gouged out, they quickly sprang into action. Animal abusers used Andre, a miniature pinscher, f...

WATCH: Local 'Rent' Production Promotes 'Vulgarity,' Critics Say

Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts

"I can't repeat some of the things people say on camera." Says George Green, Executive Artistic Director of the Lake City Playhouse in Idaho when aske...

John Rudolf

Baby Lisa Missing: Police Recreate Abduction At Missouri Home | John Rudolf | Posted 12.10.2011 | Crime

Law enforcement officers investigating the week-old unsolved disappearance of 10-month-old infant Lisa Irwin staged a "break-in" at the family's home ...

LA City Council Committee Rightly Calls For LAPD Hiring Freeze

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

As Los Angeles wrestles with layoffs and cutbacks, the LAPD is once again threatening the public with doom and gloom should, God forbid, there actually be some cutbacks.

Reuniting Ray and Cissy

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coggins

Raymond Chandler, who along with Dashiell Hammett perfected the American hardboiled detective novel, died a lonely man. A mere seventeen people attended his funeral.

An Ugly NYPD-Media Confrontation

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

With crime at historic lows and the police commissioner enjoying high public approval, one might think the NYPD would extend basic respect to police reporters. Think again.

Chicago Police Stonewall on Rape Investigations

Sarah Tofte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sarah Tofte

Every year in the U.S, over 200,000 people report they have been raped. Many submit to an invasive DNA collection, so they can convict their attacker. But thousands of these DNA samples go untested.

The NYPD's Divisive Intelligence Division

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Under the guise of protecting the city, Intel appeared to have disrupted an FBI investigation into perhaps the most serious terrorism threat to New York City since 9/11.

Gotti Turncoat: We Had Lots Of Cops Working For Us

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Since he began talking to the FBI in 2007, law enforcement sources say Alite has fingered more than a dozen men in blue for crimes ranging from bookmaking to murder.

The Mystery Rock at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

On a trip to Brooklyn's Borough Hall, a mysterious plastic rock captures my eye. Is it for passing along top secret notes, or is there a more insidious purpose?

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Endearing, but not Engaging

Jessica Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Gross

If you're looking for a series to watch before bedtime or after a stressful day, The No. Ladies' Detective Agency is for you. But for challenging and emotive television, look elsewhere.

Police Torture and Mayor Daley

Rob Warden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rob Warden

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald finally has done what Richard M. Daley should have done 26 years ago: He has indicted retired Chicago Police Detective Jon Burge for leading a band of brutal white cops who tortured hundreds of African-American suspects in criminal cases.