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Trump's Criminal History Should Be Front and Center

Melissa Bartick | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Melissa Bartick

What gets lost amidst all the outrageous things Donald Trump says is his record of criminal activity and alleged criminal activity. It is as if the media and public assume that Trump cannot be both an outrageous buffoon and a criminal. Here is a summary of the most notable allegations against Donald Trump, conveniently all in one place.

Podcast Reviews: The Movie Preview Review & Criminal

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The Movie Preview Review Episode 238: Ned Kenney The core premise of The Movie Preview Review is so simple that everything you need to know is right ...

The Supreme Court Throws Kryptonite At Democracy's Supermen

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

The McDonnell case will make it harder for people like Superman prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who are looking out for the integrity of the system, and the good of the voter, to do their jobs.

Kevin Costner's 'Criminal' Captures Us

Thelma Adams | Posted 04.18.2016 | Entertainment
Thelma Adams

Orange is the new black for one-time A-lister Kevin Costner in Ariel Vroman's crazy sci-fi espionage actioner Criminal. Costner plays the gnarly Jeric...

Keep a Close Watch on the Panama Papers, the Biggest, Most Damning Data Leak in the History of Journalism

Auditi Guha | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Auditi Guha

There is no doubt that this is going to be an enormous, gigantic, gargantuan deal in months to come as the documents reveal how one firm helped the one percent launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax with help from accountants, lawyers, banks and trusts.

Before 'Serial,' Two Women Set Out To Bring True Crime To Podcasts

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 02.03.2016 | Arts

Maya (not her real name) opens the third episode of "Criminal" describing a guy she had a crush on as a student at NYU: tall, muscular, good at basket...

Video Shows 'Butt Crack Bandit' Holding Duo At Gunpoint

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.31.2016 | Crime

Florida cops are looking for an armed robber who wore saggy pants that showed off his butt crack during a stickup. Surveillance footage shows the unid...

Can You Beat the Polygraph?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.11.2015 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

In my policing career, I've been involved in well over a hundred polygraph examinations, including getting hooked up myself for a test drive.

There Are Too Many Stories of Foster Care Abuse

Evey Rosenbloom | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Evey Rosenbloom

Today, when a child is taken by protective services, they are placed in any random persons home, as long as the person obtains a license to become a foster parent, is older than 18, and passes a criminal background check.

Five Future Breakthroughs in Forensic Technology

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Garry Rodgers

Forensic technology has made huge breakthroughs over the past thirty-five years that I've been around criminal and forensic investigations. Without question, the next thirty-five are going to bring mind-blowing advances. I've looked into my forensic crystal ball to come up with five things I think will be real by 2050.

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2016 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

This Is Criminal: The Best New Radio Show in America

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

While rumors of True Detective's second season ripple across social media, Criminal, the next name to know in radio, has emerged for those still craving that fix for nuanced depictions of crime.

Bully in the School Yard

Jim Moore | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Jim Moore

When a kid, or a nation, or a community of nations, is terrorized by a bully who acts with unconcealed confidence that no one will challenge him or intervene on behalf of his victims, it is up to each kid, each nation, each community of nations, to stop being afraid and act quickly, powerfully, and decisively.

How Do You See Me?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

I was not dressed inappropriately, I wasn't loud or menacing, I wasn't posing a threat to anyone. I was just a regular teenager shopping in an outlet store. However, to her I was a black teenager in an outlet and that made the world of difference on her skewed perspective of the situation.

VAWA Reauthorization

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Lisa Chau

Why does the U.S. government not respect native american tribal sovereignty yet argue the sovereignty of nation-states, such as Ukraine in the current geopolitical situation, must not be violated?

New Laws Aim To Help People Get Jobs After Getting Arrested

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Brett Myers/Youth Radio By: Ashley Williams Seventeen year-old Andrew is filling out a job application for a Jamba Juice in Oakland, Ca...

An Excerpt From Trafficking the Good Life

Jennifer Myers | Posted 01.29.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Myers

"Jennifer Myers, I'm from the DEA. You've been indicted by the Eastern District of Michigan." I froze, barely breathing. Fear swept through my body. At his words everything began to fade away -- my life, my dreams, my future.

Tattoos Derail Immigration Applications Due To Gang Fears | Posted 07.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Some tattoos can derail a green card application. Dozens of Latin Americans without criminal convictions have been denied green cards or permanent ...

Robo-Signing Bank Settlement Is a Criminal Sell Out

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The banks engaged in a years' long pattern of what can only be described as fraudulent if not criminal conduct that would put anyone else in prison for years if not decades, yet banks get to buy off the cops with some money to help just a few of the victims they created.

Are Criminals Born That Way? What Study Says

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

Genes, Criminal Behavior Linked In University Of Texas Study

Dopey Drug Grower Decorated Cannabis Plant As Christmas Tree

Simon Crisp | Posted 12.24.2011 | Weird News

A cannabis grower who decided to decorate a 5ft pot plant as his Christmas tree, will now be spending Christmas behind bars. Kent Police say they d...

Egypt Art Chief Zahi Hawass To Be Imprisoned

Ahram Online | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts

Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs Zahi Hawass has been sentenced to one year in jail on Sunday for refusing to fulfill a court ruling over a l...

The New Jim Crow: Social Control, Social Death

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marian Wright Edelman

As Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow clearly shows, our incarceration policies have evolved into a historically punitive form of social control and social death for people of color.

And the Academy Award for Cowardice Goes to...

David Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Morris

As the successful prosecutions of Savings and Loan executives in the early 1990s proves, the federal government has the tools to prosecute those responsible for our economic mess. It simply lacks the inclination or courage to do so.

He's an Even Bigger Authority Now, and Easier to Book

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Tom DeLay still a pundit? Sure. Guilty verdict boosts his talk-show cred....