Being a female, I can only describe what it was like being in the one-percenter culture, but not the actual club. Members must be men. But make no mistake, women who are the wives or girlfriends of these men still spend a great deal of time around club members doing club stuff.
Though possessive control doesn't always lead to murder, it is a toxic condition that surely harms relationships as well as child development.
With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.
The decision by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to charge six officers for the death of Freddie Gray, while important, is not the end of the process toward justice. Rather, it is just the beginning step.
Strong gun laws are not equivalent to taking guns away from citizens. To the contrary, they consist of transparent rules and procedures designed to manage the possession, storage and carrying of firearms in order to limit access to legitimate users alone.
When The Bone Tree ends you immediately wonder when the third book will be published. It will be a while so just savor the sweetness of a good story brilliantly told.
Marshall writes for a science-conscious consumer while simultaneously capturing mysteries we are yet unable to measure and fully see. Marshall does not insult readers by dumbing down. Jenna is a robust character, as is Molly, with relatable vulnerability.
To scapegoat and stigmatize people with psychological problems may discourage them from seeking treatment and result in a backlash including the occurrence of an increased incidence of violent episodes.
Would Aaron Hernandez have been found guilty regardless of his attorney's ignorant mistake? Possibly. But, his attorney sealed the deal and made it easy as pie. Now he will likely spend the rest of his life in jail.
While it is the job of police in Illinois to solve crimes committed in the state, not every crime ends with an explanation and a conviction. The Illinois State Police has a list of 24 unsolved murders since September 1974, in hopes that it may lead to new information, tips or leads from the public.
Slager may indeed wind up being the very rare case of a cop convicted of murdering in cold-blood an unarmed black man. If past history is any guide, though, just don't bet on it yet.
The Germanwings tragedy can further stigmatize those with mental illness and make people with suicidal thoughts frightened that they'll be linked to a horrific crime. Yet this is also an opportunity to educate the world about the warning signs of suicide.
If we are serious about preventing violence, we have to be serious about early intervention. We have to work together to prevent child abuse and build better mental health screening and services for younger people.
We are Boston Strong in our resolve to remain united in the face of tragedy. We are Boston Strong in our ability to show mercy amid our grief. We are Boston Strong in our belief that in the midst of tragedy, we may now truly begin the healing process.
In the wake of the Germanwings crash, questions abound about what happened, what was going through the mind of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, what his motiv...
Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Tuesday's star-crossed Germanwings Airbus flight, allowed the aircraft to float and flutter above the Alps for a reported eight to 10 minutes before he crashed the plane into the French mountainside.