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When a Doctor Faces More Jail Time Than a Rapist

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's been widely reported that Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner sponsored a bill in 2007 that would have outlawed all abortion in Colorado. But there's a detail about the ramifications of Gardner's legislation that's gone unreported, and it's important because it illuminates just how serious his bill was.

Teen Sexting Is Not A Felony

Stephen Balkam | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

We need to take a moment to reflect on the state of our laws around "sexting." And we need to consider the crazy mixed messages we are sending our teens about sexual behavior in our digital world.

David Lohr

Teen Jailed 13 Days ... Over A Pocketknife

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.10.2014 | Crime

A high school senior in Ohio is facing felony charges after officials at the technical school he was attending for firefighter training searched his v...

Does FOX News Support Guys Marrying 15 Year Old Kids?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

As you might expect, after A&E suspended Phil Robertson for his words, the FOX News Hysteria Machine went into Uber-Hyper-Spasmodic Overdrive. Do they know that Robinson has also advocated for 20 year old guys to marry girls who are 15?

The Elkhart Four and the Unjust Application of the Felony Murder Rule on Teens

Steve Drizin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Even for adult offenders like 18-year-old Anthony Sparks, the felony murder rule should be constrained, especially in cases where the death of an accomplice was the result of an unpredictable, intervening event.

My College Professor Was an Ex-Con... How About Yours?

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Dr. Robert M. Myers

It's almost time for another year to begin at colleges and universities throughout the country. Most students and parents have spent a lot of time vi...

Have You Been to Prison Lately?

Project Return | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Project Return

Many of us who work in prisoner reentry, as soon as we heard the ruling, responded reflexively -- to Chief Justice Roberts or to no one in particular -- "Have you been to prison lately?"

America's Awful, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Prison System

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The American prison system should be our greatest source of shame. The only country that imprisons more people per capita may be North Korea. The voiceless and voteless prisoners and former prisoners in America need us to advocate for reform.

When It Comes to Felonies, Every Sentence Is a Life Sentence

Thomas White | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime
Thomas White

Sometimes, good people do bad things. We're not talking about murder or rape -- but rather about people who committed non-violent, first time offenses and are withheld basic societal rights for their whole lives.

Ski Club's Aspen Trip Ends In Massive Bust

www.brobible.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The Ohio State Ski and Snowboard Club was headed to Aspen when their bus ride took a turn for the worst. On suspicion of smelling marijuana, the bus d...

In Indianapolis, Green Economy Takes Root

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Once considered one of the most conservative cities in the country, and known largely for its industrial manufacturing history, Indianapolis may seem like an unlikely leader in the movement to create more vibrant, healthy, equitable communities.

Whistling Over the Cliff

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

I understand that good people can make bad decisions and do bad things. What I have a difficult time understanding, however, is the vastly different reactions from friends and associates to my felony versus my whistleblowing.

Guess What 1 Out of 10 Floridians Can't Do on Election Day?

Kabira Stokes | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Kabira Stokes

I love voting. Voting is a real, tangible action that reminds me what democracy is all about - everyone having a voice, everyone participating. So it is no surprise that I don't love when people aren't allowed to vote.

Voting Process At Forefront Of 2012 Election

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

These days the two parties can't agree on much. From poll results to the legitimacy of registered voters, the two parties' only common ground has beco...

Former Prosecutor Arrested For Threatening Former Boss On Facebook

Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

Watch what you post on Facebook. It may land you in serious trouble. Cliff Hicks has been arrested after he posted a series of messages on his Face...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Ducks The L-Word, Calling Obama Bain Criticisms 'Disgusting'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Mitt Romney called attacks on his business record by President Barack Obama's reelection campaign "disgusting," but backed off calling...

While DC Retreats, California And Other States Continue March Towards Drug Policy Reform

Antonio Gonzalez | Posted 07.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Antonio Gonzalez

California and Colorado may breakthrough in 2012 with pragmatic reforms that chip away at the failed "war on drugs" with measures that "de-felonize" simple possession of controlled substances and legalize cannabis consumption.

Woman Named Fellony Gets Slapped With Ironic Charge

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.16.2012 | Weird News

Sadly, this child really did live up to her mother's expectations. A suspect named Fellony was arrested and charged with felony battery on Sunday a...

Hidden Gun Shoots Girl, 4, While Jumping On Bed

Posted 03.26.2012 | Crime

A Chicago man was slapped with weapons charges after a gun hidden between two mattresses fired and injured a 4-year-old girl who was jumping on the be...

Institutionalized Racism and the War on Drugs

Joshua Shulman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Joshua Shulman

Is our Criminal Justice system really just a way to keep large numbers of African-Americans out of mainstream society, like we did under Jim Crow?

Ethnic Studies Court Emergency in Arizona: Only an Injunction Can Prevent Irreparable Harm

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

In a stunning breakdown of the Arizona's obsessive witch hunt, a motion filed by plaintiffs for the acclaimed Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies program delineates several areas of discrimination against Tucson's Latino community.

Teen Faces Possible Jail Time For Sex Doll Prank Gone Wrong

AP | Posted 09.04.2011 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS -- When 18-year-old Tyell Morton put a blow-up sex doll in a bathroom stall on the last day of school, he didn't expect school officials ...

Waiting To Die: A Tale Of Modern American Justice

Luke Whyte | Posted 07.23.2011 | Impact
Luke Whyte

This is a love story about a quadriplegic woman named Sarah and a heroin addict named Rick grappling with the consequences of conviction under California's Three Strikes Law.

Charges For Bikini-Clad Woman In Burger King Brawl Caught On Video

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2011 | Food

Associated Press: PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- A bikini-clad woman who is accused of starting a brawl at a Burger King in Panama City Beach is now facin...

Man Jailed For Showing Up Drunk, And With Beer, To DWI Hearing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MONTICELLO, N.Y. — Authorities say a New York man appearing before a judge on a felony drunken driving charge arrived at court an hour and a half la...