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Former NBA All-Star Latrell Sprewell Arrested On New Year's Eve

Posted 01.03.2013 | Sports

Former NBA star Latrell Sprewell was arrested in Milwaukee on New Year's Eve for blasting music too loudly. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sent...

Adrian Peterson on NFL Record, Arrest, Injury, Plans to Compete in Olympics, Expulsion From School, Tragic Deaths of Two Brothers

Graham Bensinger | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

I recently sat down with the Vikings' Adrian Peterson at his Minnesota home. The interview is for a new episode of In Depth. The star running back discusses his difficult childhood, touching specifically on the tragic deaths of two of his brothers and the imprisonment of his father.

Teaching Our Children to Tell and Talk Can Help Heal

Ava Thompson Greenwell | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Ava Thompson Greenwell

When I spoke out against racial profiling critics said I was playing the race card. I believe I was speaking truth to power. Police interrogation is a common rite of passage for African Americans, males in particular.

Arrest Warrant Issued Against Greek Journalist for Publishing 'Lagarde List'

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

In a shocking affront to democracy and freedom of speech, Greek prosecutors have ordered the immediate arrest of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis. This comes after the publication of the so-called "Lagarde List," containing the names of 1,991 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.

Woman Arrested For Posting Undercover Cop's Photo On Facebook

Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

A Texas woman has been arrested and charged with a felony for posting a publicly available photograph of an undercover police officer to her Facebook ...

Pizza Delivery Man Punched For Odd Reason

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

Garlic knots -- those cheap, chewy meal extenders that always need more garlic -- exacted a heavy price on a Vero Beach, Fla., pizza deliveryman. A...

A Child for All Purposes in New York, Except One

Michael A. Corriero | Posted 10.24.2012 | Crime
Michael A. Corriero

If our state requires parental involvement for soaking up ultra-violet rays and piercing a belly button, then surely we can add an adult arrest -- and its life-long impact -- to this list.

New York DOE & NYPD Commit to Confronting Arrest and Suspension Rates

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 09.01.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

On Monday, June 25th, the first-ever "People's Hearing on School Justice in the Bronx" was held to examine school disciplinary procedures -- particularly the overuse of suspensions and arrests in Bronx public schools.

Detours and Danger Warnings on the Road from Slavery to Freedom

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

How far have we come on the road from slavery to freedom isn't just a rhetorical question 150 years later. A people who don't know their history are more likely to repeat it. The resurgence of hate crimes and emergence of mass incarceration of males of color remind us that freedom requires constant vigilance and justice needs a fire that burns in all of us. I believe that we are in the second post Reconstruction era. Although some forms of continuing racial intolerance are overt, some forms are subtle, covert, technical, political, and very polite. Wrapped up in new euphemisms, better etiquette and clever political rhetoric, it's still, as Frederick Douglass warned, the same old snake. Let's call it out systematically, oppose it nonviolently, and move forward on becoming a free and just nation.

Zach Carter

WATCH: House Republicans Order 'Gasland' Documentary Director Josh Fox Detained At Public Hearing | Zach Carter | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a stunning break with First Amendment policy, House Republicans directed Capitol Hill police to detain a highly regarded documentary ...

Homeless Advocates Take To The Streets Over Proposed Castro Plaza Law

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.31.2012 | San Francisco

These days, when people talk about camping in the Castro, they probably have something else on their minds besides a midnight showing of "Rocky Horror...

Mirkarimi Facing New Domestic Violence Allegations

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.24.2012 | San Francisco

Things just keep getting worse for Ross Mirkarimi. San Francisco's newly elected Sheriff is now facing a second domestic abuse complaint--this tim...

New York's Finest Cut to the Chase in the Murder of Police Officer Peter Figoski

Audrey Silk | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The brunt of the fury should have been trained on Lamont Pride first and foremost. In the end, he was solely responsible for his actions.

Brawl Of America: 50 Fight In Post-Christmas Melee At Nation's Biggest Mall

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | Crime

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Officials says a moving melee involving scores of juveniles at the Mall of America took police and security officers over an hou...

Evo Quietly Consolidates Power

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

As the Bolivians are finding out, the institutions of 21st century authoritarianism offer them no better protection for their fundamental, inalienable, irreversible and un-renounceable human rights than did those of the last century.

Survey: Law Enforcement Overburdened by Failure of Mental Health Departments

DJ Jaffe | Posted 02.20.2012 | Crime
DJ Jaffe

A new nationwide survey of 2,406 senior law enforcement officials (75% of whom were officers longer than 20 years) documents police and sheriffs are b...

Report: Laura's Law Works for Mentally Ill Los Angelenos

DJ Jaffe | Posted 02.15.2012 | Los Angeles
DJ Jaffe

A little noted Laura's Law Progress Report quietly filed by the L.A. County Department of Mental Health earlier this year shows Laura's Law has reduced the incarceration and hospitalization of people with severe mental illness.

U.S.-Mexico Border Arrests Continue To Drop

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices

ALICIA A. CALDWELL, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Arrests of undocumented immigrants along the U.S. border with Mexico are at the lowest level...

All 13 Arrested Alabama Immigration Protesters Released

AP | BOB JOHNSON | Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — All 13 people arrested during a protest of Alabama's tough immigration law have been released from jail. Ten were released o...

Missouri Mom Charged With Murdering Tot

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 01.16.2012 | Crime

AFFTON, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis woman who claimed her 13-month-old son had vanished from his crib was charged Wednesday with murdering him, a...

School Official Arrested For Child Porn

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco

A school administrator in California city of Vacaville has been arrested on child pornography charges after a police search of his home in the nearby ...

New Charge for Cameron Douglas: Judge Shocked That Drugs Are Available in Prison

Anthony Papa | Posted 12.24.2011 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Cameron did what many drug-addicted prisoners do when they are imprisoned. They seek to get high to escape the living hell they are in, even if it means breaking the law.

Wanted Voina Artist Eludes Russian Police Again

ARTINFO | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

Troubles are still plaguing the embattled Russian anarcho-absurdist art collective Voina, which has been targeted by the government for their politica...

Arrest Made In Connection To I-66 Bomb Squad Investigation

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Arlington County Police on Friday announced the arrest of 61-year-old man apparently connected with the discovery of weapons parts and P...

Police Arrested The Wrong Teresa: Woman Jailed For 53 Days Because Of First Name

Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices

An Atlanta woman spent 53 days behind bars because she has the same first name as a woman wanted by police for aggravated assault. Teresa Culpepper...