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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, C...

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...

John Rudolf

California Prisoners Join Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Conditions | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Nearly 1,500 inmates at six California prisons have joined a hunger strike by prisoners confined in one of the state's harshest isolation units, priso...

Illinois Shuts Down Death Row

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — After spending years at the center of heated national debate over capital punishment, Illinois' death row officially died Friday when ...

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....

Largest & Longest Study: New Treatment Law Helps Mentally Ill Avoid Incarceration, Homelessness and Hospitalization

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
DJ Jaffe

The Halloween triple-murder in Bono, Ohio of William Liske, Jr., his wife Susan, and son Derrick has again focused the public's attention on what to d...

Crazed Violent Stick Figures (PHOTOS)

Doug Lansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Lansky

2010-10-22-lansky.jpgHere's a little sampling of the criminal world of stickmen, the ones who have turned on each other.

FBI Releases Barefoot Bandit "Wanted" Posted

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Colton Harris-Moore, aka the 'Barefoot Bandit,' has becoming something of an outlaw folk hero as he continues to allude authorities in what reports ha...

Bring me the head of...

Jim Calio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Calio

...Osama bin Laden. It's what George W.Bush was hoping for, that trophy that would somehow justify his invasion of Iraq, the "coonskin on the wall" a...

Meeting the Victim

Det. Christine Mannina | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Det. Christine Mannina

Unfortunately, in my line of work, I deal with cases where the victim has not survived. Recently though, I had the rare opportunity to meet and speak with a victim who had survived rape.

A Sobering Development in Crash of Mother and Kids

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Juli Charkes

Rates of mothers driving while drunk with their offspring in the car have risen steadily in suburban areas like Westchester -- to the point where police say they made it a priority focus.