And so we grieve over another national tragedy.Two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were shot -- assassinated -- as they sat in their patrol car this past weekend. Let the needlessness of their deaths rip our hearts open. Let the humanity come first.
I've noticed that most people listening to "Serial" don't know some key facts about the criminal justice system. Here are some of the most common misconceptions I've noticed about people's comprehension of the legal system which ultimately we are all beholden to.
The communities that have been harmed by aggressive policing will not be satisfied, and trust in the police will not be restored, until the processes to hold police accountable within the criminal justice system are reformed.
The best and most effective way to insure officer safety is still to strengthen proactive, positive police community dialogue, outreach and engagement. The Brown and Garner families and their supporters echoed that when they took great pains to repeat that the goal of protests was never anti-police but anti-police abuse.
"Ascension" is a new mini-series on the Syfy Channel that shows a lot of promise. It is a story about a manned spaceship on a one hundred year journey to a new planet, that is also a murder mystery. Both facets of the show are interesting and so you get the best of both worlds.
Boa Smith has turned the page. After 29 years behind bars for a deadly crime she says she didn't commit, Boa is in love with life and grateful to finally interact with all of the many pleasures that nature has to offer.
Ronald Fischer, 47, appeared in court Wednesday to face first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of assistant district attorney Brian Sullivan, 48, two days earlier.
Even if you wanted to ignore the fact that Michael Brown was African American, there remains an issue to be discerned; a glaring sore at the rotting core of our foundation; an idea woven into the fabric of our society.
Can I just say thank you to you, Charles, and the future Mrs. Manson for announcing your nuptials the same day of my therapy session? The timing had everything to do with uncovering an irrational fear of mine around the concept of safety. A fear I'd never told anyone about, and surprise, surprise, your name came up.
The three make a trip of atypical opera themes, but no new opera brought the Met as much controversy as Klinghoffer.
While thinking about the Sandy Hook shooting evokes more sadness than anxiety in general, focusing on explanations leads to a shift in emotional tone from sadness to anxiety. Importantly, it appears that this emotional shift -- especially the growing anxiety -- is tied to people's lingering worry that a similar tragedy might occur in the future.
If you haven't been watching Gracepoint, and the ratings say you haven't, you have been missing a show that is pure quality in every aspect. It is a shame it has not developed a following. Of course it is never too late so jump on the bandwagon and watch this show.
With her feet planted firmly on the ground again, instead of making the headlines, she's writing them. West Seattle native Knox has taken up the task of freelancing for the West Seattle Herald.
This journey into a bleak world not fathomed before is intriguing, unnerving and haunting. You'll walk out of the theater feeling like you need to go home to shower and scrub this film off your skin.
It's hard to write something significant, and harder still to find the performer who can then make those ideas uniquely his own. Jake Gyllenhaal gives the performance of his career, and that's saying a lot in the overhyped world of Hollywood, but it is nonetheless true.
To be a Gabriel Knight fan, growing up, felt like being in possession of a secret language. People might sometimes share the same favorite books, but games?