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Pistorius Negligent But Not Guilty of Murder: Sadly, I'm Not Shocked

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The Pistorius decision reflects a culture-wide challenge to hold accountable abusers and others who perpetrate domestic violence.

Why We're Mesmerized by the Prostitute and the Google Exec

Mary Papenfuss | Posted 09.28.2014 | Crime
Mary Papenfuss

Theirs is a tale of what we expect might happen when boundaries are crossed, and when a rocker Eve tempts not just an Adam, but a Silicon Valley Master of the Universe in the Garden of Eden.

2 Women Convicted In California Nightclub Kicking Death

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub. Candace ...

End the Gay-Transgender Panic Defense AB-2501

Mike Spradley | Posted 08.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

AB-2501 sends a global message that the gay-transgender panic defense should not and will not be tolerated. The LGBTQ community must write their law makers, do not let people get away with murder, they have been doing it for far to long.

Affluenza, Privilege, and the Threat to American Freedom

Kent Hayden, M.Div. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Kent Hayden, M.Div.

I am pro-meritocracy. I am a capitalist. And I believe the institutionalization of privilege is a threat to these ideals. Affluenza affects more than the world-view of wealthy teens. It threatens the structural integrity of our society.

"I Didn't Mean to Kill Renisha McBride." But Does it Matter?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

While accidents are commonplace, many can have legal consequences. Spilling hot coffee, slipping and falling, and the often-occurring automobile "fender bender" may cause injury to people and property and result in lawsuits seeking monetary damages. But some accidents are far more serious.

Sister Strikes Brother With Minivan, Killing Him: Cops

David Lohr | Posted 11.06.2013 | Crime

Police in Delaware say a case of sibling rivalry turned deadly when a teen ran down her younger brother with the family minivan. Sheila Martinez-Ro...

George Zimmerman -- Hero?

Brian Joyce | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Joyce

Hey everybody! Did you hear the good news? Apparently it's perfectly acceptable to kill a person as long as you save a bunch of other people from a ...

Attack on Trayvon Martin Is an Attack on America

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Leslie K. Stein

Voter suppression and "stand your ground" are attacks on America's 99 percent. Sound crazy? They are attacks on reasonableness. Voter suppression a...

Halliburton In Settlement Talks To Control Its Macondo Cement Liabilities

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.27.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 29, 2013 edition.) Houston-based Halliburton Co. is in talks to settle private clai...

Manslaughter Added To Charges In Tragic NYC Crash

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A motorist already accused in a horrific hit-and-run traffic accident that killed a pregnant woman and her husband in Brooklyn was ch...

Man Kills Wife With 'Unloaded' Gun

Posted 03.02.2013 | Miami

A South Miami-Dade man is in lockup after killing his wife with what he thought was an unloaded gun while home with their two young sons. Miami-Dad...

Doctor Charged With Manslaughter In Two Overdose Deaths

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A doctor at a New York City pain clinic – already accused of writing prescriptions for a man convicted in a fatal pharmacy hold...

Woman Enters Plea In Deadly Penis Injection Case

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 11.11.2012 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to causing a man's death with an injection of silicone he hoped would enlarge his p...

'Snapped': Was It Self-Defense?

Posted 08.06.2012 | TV

Was it self-defense or pre-meditated murder? That was the question facing a jury in the case of Rennie Pratt. Pratt's story was featured on the latest...

Can One Make Theatrical Penance?

Howard Sherman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Howard Sherman

As another convicted criminal comes to Broadway tonight, I wonder about the role theatre plays, as therapy, as career, as vehicle. Can people transcend their past, can they come to terms with it, and will audiences accept them if they do? Or are we always in the jury box, dozens upon dozens of angry men and women all, rendering our own particular verdict?

David Lohr

Woman Dubbed 'Vodka Mom' By Nancy Grace Committed Suicide, Police Say | David Lohr | Posted 07.12.2012 | Crime

Nancy Grace is in the spotlight again following the suicide of a 29-year-old Minnesota mother of four who was recently featured on her television show...

Anna Sanders

Man Charged In Fatal Bus Driver Beating Caught On Tape (VIDEO) | Anna Sanders | Posted 06.29.2012 | New York

Prosecutors charged a Bronx man on Thursday with manslaughter in the beating death of an elderly school bus driver who accidentally sideswiped his dou...

Woman Admits Killing Kids When Burning Boyfriend's Photos

AP | Posted 04.16.2012 | Crime

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- An upstate New York woman charged with arson and manslaughter in connection with a fire that killed four of her children reportedly...

Mom Started The Blaze That Killed Her 4 Children: Fire Officials

AP | Posted 04.14.2012 | Crime

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A mother who was rescued from a house fire that killed four of her children was charged Friday with setting the fire, but authoriti...


AP | By JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 03.06.2012 | New York

GOSHEN, N.Y. -- A New York sex offender was sentenced Tuesday to 23 years in prison for suffocating an aspiring dancer from Texas and dumping her body...

Nancy Kissel Case: 'Milkshake Murderer' Files For Appeal

Posted 02.24.2012 | Crime

An American woman twice convicted in Hong Kong of killing her investment-banker husband is now seeking an appeal, MSNBC reported. Nancy Kissel, 48,...

Meth Breast Milk Mom Pleads Guilty To Killing Infant Son

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Weird News

EUREKA, Calif. -- A California woman accused of killing her infant son by breastfeeding him after she used methamphetamine has pleaded guilty to volun...

Man Admits Killing Texas Dancer He Met At NYC Club

AP | By JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 03.24.2012 | New York

GOSHEN, N.Y. -- A sex offender suddenly admitted Monday that he suffocated an aspiring dancer from Texas he met at a Manhattan nightclub, stuffed her ...

Botched Penis Injection Results In Manslaughter Charges

Posted 12.15.2011 | Crime

A New Jersey woman faces involuntary manslaughter charges after she allegedly administered a fatal penile injection to a 22-year-old man. Kasia Riv...