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Why Sandusky Is Attempting an Appeal and an Oklahoma Professor Beat His Ordeal

Adam Banner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

While the Sandusky and Pellebon cases are separated by four states, more than a thousand miles, and at least eight alleged victims, the cases bear striking similarities.

American Awakening

Victor Burt | Posted 09.29.2013 | Black Voices
Victor Burt

If we, as a Nation, are to continue to perfect this Union for next generations, engaging in open, honest discourse about our biases when they surface is paramount. Denial, dismissive, dispassionate and derisive behavior will only reproduce the disharmony and discrimination we are witnessing and mistakenly deem them as random occurrences.

Racism on Trial: Where Do You Stand?

David Bedrick | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
David Bedrick

egardless of your opinion about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, we mustn't ignore the underlying conversation -- a heated, potent, and critical discussion about race and racism.

Those Were the Days

Lisa Longo | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Lisa Longo

I woke up to a different world today. It is a world we all created. By our deeds, our misdeeds, our missteps and for some of us, those literal missed ...

Blame State of Florida for Zimmerman Verdict

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The facts are clear here: (1) the State of Florida told him he could possess a gun; (2) the State of Florida told him that he could carry that firearm concealed; and (3) the State of Florida told him that he could use that gun in self-defense if he believed, again, he was in fear of great bodily harm or death.

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...

A Poem in Memory of Trayvon Martin: 'Anyone's Son'

Tara Skurtu | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices
Tara Skurtu

This poem wants to stand its ground, silence force with simple words, pray you alive, anyone's son -- tall boy, eye-smile, walk on home.

Crimes, Criminals, and the Insanity Defense

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

At the heart of the NGRI defense is the claim the defendant either lacked the capacity to know right from wrong (was brain-damaged, intellectually impaired) or had a mental disorder when the crime was committed, causing an inability to act within the law's requirements.

Cara Santa Maria

The Real Definition Of Insanity | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education

"The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results," utters the know-it-all guy in the coffee shop offering free "therapy" to his visibly shaken friend. He couldn't be more wrong.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Safer In Prison? | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 09.17.2011 | Celebrity

Wearing blue jeans and a bright pink top, Casey Anthony left prison in the early hours of Sunday morning as over 300 hundred people jeered and shouted...