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Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 03.26.2014 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

A rape trial is presently taking place in New York that ordinarily would attract little media attention except for one important fact: The defendant, Alexandru Hossu, is a close personal acquaintance of Adam Levy, the Putnam County district attorney, and Levy's conduct in connection with Hossu's case has been strange.

Activists Seek to Impeach Philly's First Black D.A.

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.19.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Seth Williams, who was hired by the citizens of Philadelphia to prosecute the guilty as well as protect the innocent in his role as District Attorney, is not very popular these days; in fact some of his bosses, the taxpayers, are calling for his job.

Why Americans Can't Agree on Gun Control

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime
Burke E. Strunsky

The gun lobby's insistence on systematically suppressing valuable information that threatens its position stops us from learning more about gun violence and its causes.

Looking Beyond Sandy Hook: Do Our Children Believe That Violence Is as American as Apple Pie?

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 02.26.2013 | Crime
Burke E. Strunsky

The mass shooting of 20 first graders at Sandy Hook has many wondering whether violence has so stained the fabric of American culture that, in order t...

A Response to the NRA Press Conference

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Burke E. Strunsky

Despite all the promises of a "major announcement " at a press conference, the NRA has doubled down and superciliously claimed that the answer to gun violence is -- wait for it -- MORE GUNS.

The Proliferation of Powerful Guns

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 02.16.2013 | Crime
Burke E. Strunsky

Does anyone's "right" to have a gun that fires hundreds of rounds in a matter of a minute outweigh the right of a 7-year-old simply to celebrate her 8th birthday?

The Gun Control Controversy

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Burke E. Strunsky

The mass proliferation of handguns has fueled and spread human tragedies. The easy access and portability of a handgun leaves a wake of destruction for anyone affected by either end of the bullet.

Michael Didn't Kill His Wife - But Spent Years In Prison For It

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 12.19.2012 | Crime

HOUSTON — The State Bar of Texas is suing a former prosecutor who is now a state district judge, accusing him of withholding memos and other wri...

"A Scandal Grows in Brooklyn" -- the Problem When a D.A. Plays Politics

Abe George | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Abe George

As a former prosecutor, I have seen first-hand the critical importance of pursuing justice with no regard for special interests. That is because a district attorney should never play politics with people's lives. Charles Hynes clearly thinks differently.

The Alarming Ties Between Debt Collectors and District Attorneys

Adam Levin | Posted 09.26.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

The American justice system must not be sold to the highest bidder -- not to lobbyists, not to politicians, and certainly not to debt collectors. District attorneys can't continue to demean our institutions by renting out their letterhead.

Threatened With Jail For Bouncing $48 Check To Walmart

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business

Debt collectors and district attorneys are teaming up to bully bad-check writers into paying their debt, including a California woman who bounced a $4...

Brooklyn Is Behind the Times in Fighting Identity Theft and Cybercrime

Abe George | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
Abe George

We need to be concerned that without a dedicated identity theft unit, the Brooklyn DA is failing to arm his prosecutors with the most effective and advanced tools to take on the most widespread crimes of a modern age.

Former Wisconsin DA Pleads No Contest To Ethics Violations

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 08.15.2012 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. — A former Wisconsin prosecutor accused of rampant sexual harassment agreed Friday to plead no contest to six ethics violations, m...

That's the Ticket

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.22.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am not a lawyer, although I have been admitted to many bars, but at the risk of being sentenced to life in prison for felonious stupidity, I decided to represent myself recently when I went to traffic court to fight a parking ticket.

Defending Jacob Is a Stunning Novel

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.03.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

William Landay has written a stunning novel and it is one that should draw attention to the possibilities it raises. In the next few weeks, Defending Jacob is the novel most readers are going to be discussing.

Aaron Sankin

San Francisco Votestravaganza!

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco

Update:With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Ed Lee is still way out in front but a ranked-choice voting shakeup could put John Avalos or possibly ...

The New Wild West: America's Oil Drilling Towns

AP | By MARC LEVY | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

TOWANDA, Pa. -- In a modern-day echo of the raucous Old West, small towns enjoying a boom in oil and gas drilling are seeing a sharp increase in drunk...

Protection for Victims of Ineffective Representation and Immigration Fraud

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 12.19.2011 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

If you have been deceived or suffered injury, take advantage of the law that was enacted for your benefit. Not only will you be helping yourself, but your actions will assist law enforcement to punish and put the offender out of business.

Aaron Sankin

Suspicious Donations To San Francicso Mayor Investigated For Money Laundering

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.13.2011 | San Francisco

While the Huffington Post San Francisco team has yet to make it all the way through Ed Lee's recently released 130-page unofficial campaign biography,...

Who's Been In The Girl Scouts Cookie Jar?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

Former finance director of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Yaasmin Hooey, has been charged with stealing $310,000 from the nonprofit organ...

Beyond the Hype : Putting Bayview Anger in Context

Trustee Chris Jackson | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco
Trustee Chris Jackson

Sadly, the killing of a young African-American man in the Bayview is not a rare occurrence. Now is the time for the City and the SFPD to shift the perspective on how to interact with low-income communities of color.

City's $600M Payroll Project Was 'Corrupted To Its Core': DA

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A city payroll technology project that has cost taxpayers more than $600 million was "corrupted to its core," with nearly the entire ...

Damage: John Lescroart Once Again Covers the Streets of San Francisco

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The announcement of a new novel by John Lescroart is a cause for celebration. And this book investigates the effect powerful, moneyed people can have on the law and its implementation.

CA Elections: Gallegos Wins DA Race in Humboldt County

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

Paul Gallegos strives to marshal the resources of the DA's office to best serve the county's residents and by extension the state and nation.

More Than Marijuana: Humboldt County DA Wins big for Seniors

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Derrick

Recently the attention on pot and Prop 19 have overshadowed a huge Humboldt County legal battle, a landmark case, the outcome of which has far reaching implications in the healthcare field and for senior citizens.