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Misdemeanor

Celebrating Missy Elliott's 44th Birthday With 14 Of Her Flyest Videos

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

Not too many musicians can reach the sonically creative, innovative and unprecedented heights Missy Elliott has managed. Although younger generations ...

Criminalizing Physicians Who Provide Abortions

David A. Grimes | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
David A. Grimes

New bills introduced in state legislatures in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri would outlaw the safest method of second-trimester abortion in America. Known as dilation and evacuation (D&E), this procedure is also the most commonly used.

Georgia Governor Vetoes Private Probation Bill

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

The bill would have allowed these private probation companies to shield details of their practices from public eyes, while still raking in millions from those they're meant to supervise.

Deputize Me, Please!

Myra Demeter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

The city of Shaoyang in China has it right! They capitalized on the fact that they had a considerable population of elderly citizens with free time. They authorized these seniors to give tickets for minor violations and offered a financial incentive -- seniors may keep 80% of the fines.

70% Of California Voters Want Lighter Penalties For Personal Drug Use

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.23.2012 | San Francisco

Seventy percent of California voters want lighter penalties for personal drug use, according to new polling data from San Francisco-based polling firm...

Misdemeanors Don't Go Away, from Judge Judy

Posted 07.26.2011 | Women

It's of paramount importance, Judge Judy says, for parents to impress upon kids that what they do as teenagers can have an impact on their whole lives...

The Truth About New Jersey's Crime Statistics

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

When our leaders declare that crime is down without acknowledging ongoing problems in crime trends, they do a dangerous disservice to the entire New Jersey community.

BALLOON BOY CHARGES: Authorities Expect To Charge Balloon Boy Father Richard Heene (VIDEO)

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Authorities in Colorado say criminal charges are expected to be filed against Richard Heene, a storm-chasing father whose giant Mylar balloon ascended...

Did I Tell You About the Time I Was Arrested?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. the other day reminded me of the time a few years back when I was arrested and taken to the police station.