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No Indictment For Cop Who Fatally Shot 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.28.2015 | Black Voices

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Friday Talking Points -- Obama Earning His Nobel

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A few months back, he announced a major shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba, ending a half-century of frostiness, and this week the outlines of a deal to avoid a war with Iran were unveiled, thawing a relationship that froze over back in 1979.

Menendez Downfall Could Be Diplomacy's Windfall

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Menendez's indictment would be unfortunate for his family, his career, and his reputation, but it could bode well for world peace. While Menendez is progressive on issues such as immigration reform and gay rights, he is a hawk on two key foreign policy issues: Iran and Cuba.

Avoiding Indictment by Innuendo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
David Katz, M.D.

When you go public with your opinions, you are apt at times to ruffle some feathers, intentionally or otherwise. I have dealt with this -- on television, on Twitter, and elsewhere -- many times. I have some suggestions for how best to dodge these bullets should you ever find yourself in similar crosshairs.

Believing Our Lying Eyes

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Dennis D. Parker

We cannot allow Eric Garner's sadly prophetic next words, "It stops today," to refer only to his life. It is past time that we admit what so many have known for too long: That all too often, our justice system simply is not just.

Understanding the Real Role of a Grand Jury

Lalit Kundani | Posted 02.03.2015 | Crime
Lalit Kundani

While much of the protests revolving around Ferguson and Staten Island now revolve around race, there is an even more troubling dynamic and that is the perversion of the legal system in both instances to trust itself.

Improving the Justice System Following the Deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

Louis Klarevas | Posted 02.03.2015 | Crime
Louis Klarevas

Did Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo receive special or unorthodox treatment from prosecutors that resulted in the return of a "no bill"? It's difficult to answer this question because the grand juries handling both of these investigations met behind closed doors.

Ferguson Response Network: Protesters Launch Nationwide Engagement Campaign

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

With the Darren Wilson indictment announcement looming in the case of slain black teen Mike Brown, the entire country sits on the edge of its seat. While the City of Ferguson and its new police coalition prepare for possible violence if no indictment is issued, Ferguson protesters prepare for just the opposite: peaceful protests.

Rick Perry's Indictment Could Make Him Tea Party Poster Child

Kevin Price | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Many see Perry's 2012 presidential campaign as laughable. Many more believed he could never be taken seriously again after his poor performance (particularly in debates). However, there is nothing more persuasive in moving voters than empathy.

Rick Perry Indictment

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Rick Perry: Even David Axelrod Thinks Indictment Is 'Sketchy'

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noti...

Help Wanted For Michael Grimm

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Scandal-ridden Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) is having trouble recruiting staff to work in his congressional office, according to a Wednesday email obta...

Three Plays, Three Scripts: Obama's Drone, Christie's Dodge and McDonnell's Dig

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

If, as the adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then the weight of the recent landmark speeches by Messrs. Obama, Christie and McDonnell is telling... maybe.

A Quick Breakdown of Dzhokar Tsarnaev's Indictment

Maryam Khan Ansari | Posted 08.28.2013 | Crime
Maryam Khan Ansari

Yesterday, the grand jury handed down the indictment to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, for the events that took place at the Boston Marathon and shortly there...

N.J. School Official Accused Of Secretly Videotaping Teens In School Shower Indicted On 91 Counts

Posted 06.30.2012 | Education

Patrick Lott, a 55-year-old former Bernardsville Middle School assistant principal, faces a 91-count indictment for videotaping 29 boys without their ...

Suspect Declared Dead Wants Gun Indictment Thrown Out

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 02.20.2012 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- Attorneys for a man who was declared dead and later charged in the kidnapping and killing of a Las Vegas girl have asked a judge to ...

D.M. Levine

Robo-Signing Scandal Leads To Top Executive's Indictment In Missouri | D.M. Levine | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

For the first time since the start of the robo-signing crisis, a senior executive has been indicted on criminal charges of forgery and faces jail. Th...

Indiana Postal Worker Admits To Sex Toy Shop Fraud

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

An Indiana postal worker faces up to five years in prison for fraud after claiming she had no income while secretly managing an online sex toy shop ca...

Acquitted Of Two Felony Charges, McHenry State's Attorney Seeks Third Term

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks after he was acquitted of a misconduct indictment, the first Illinois state's attorney in decades to stand trial while in office announced ...

Did John Edwards Break the Law?

Ari Melber | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

According to the federal prosecutors who indicted John Edwards on Friday, however, the former senator should have been sending his mistress's hotel bills to the FEC. That is the most peculiar idea in a very peculiar indictment.

The Edwards Indictment Explained: What Did Johnny Do? (Allegedly)

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The fall from grace of former presidential and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, while not unprecedented, has been epic. Edwards has gone from the poster boy of the American Dream to the quintessential politician behaving badly.

Ex-Con Pleads Not Guilty To Leaving Bomb At Mall

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.06.2011 | Denver

An ex-convict accused of planting an explosive device near a Denver-area mall pleaded not guilty to charges of arson and possession of a destructive d...

Sudan. Through Clooney's Eyes.

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group founded by American actor George Clooney said Tuesday it has teamed up with Google, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organiza...

Zazi's Al-Qaeda Bomb Plot Likely Part Of Larger Operation

AP | TOM HAYS and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK — A failed plot to set off bombs in the New York subway system last year was part of a larger al-Qaida terrorist conspiracy that includ...

Sheriff Arpaio Subject of Federal Grand Jury Inquiry

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

[Sheriff] Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas angered many in the legal community when they filed a federal RICO (racketeering) lawsuit against many of their political opponents...