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PHOTO: Steve Martin Victim Of Art Fraud (UPDATE)

Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts

Steve Martin has had a varied career as an actor, writer, comedian, SNL host, musician, and art lover, but he's probably not too happy to add 'victim'...

"Stupid Crook Tricks: Global Dumbing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The crook told the cabbie to ask a cop for directions. The cop recognized the idiotic passenger from a surveillance tape and arrested him. For once a man asked for directions and look what happened.

The Most Dangerous Cities In America

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre, Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

Yesterday, the FBI trumpeted the news that violent crime dropped 5.5% in 2010 while reported property crimes fell 2.8% during the depths of the worst ...

18 Years Later, Will Justice Come for Stephen Lawrence?

David A. Love | Posted 07.24.2011 | World
David A. Love

Stephen Lawrence was a black teenager from south-east London who was stabbed to death. Now, after years of allegations of official corruption and the withholding of evidence, two men stand trial for his 18-year-old murder.

Julianne McCrery, Texas Mom, Charged in Death Of Son Found In Maine

AP | DENISE LAVOIE and RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home

BOSTON -- A Texas woman whose 6-year-old son was found dead last weekend in Maine stands accused of killing the boy and dumping his body alongside the...

Child's Body Found In Maine Identified

Posted 07.18.2011 | Home

A young boy found dead on a remote Maine road has reportedly been identified as Camden Pierce Hughes, a 6-year-old from Texas. Juli Mccrery, the ch...

Drug Warriors Gun Down Young Father

James Peron | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
James Peron

The young husband and father, Jose Guerena, an Iraq veteran, was lying in his own blood, shot at 71 times by heavily armed men. There are lots of questions. The Pima County, Arizona, Sheriff's Department is giving few answers.

The Supreme Court's Stinky Ruling on Marijuana Odor: What Does it Really Mean?

Scott Morgan | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Scott Morgan

This week's Supreme Court decision in Kentucky v. King has civil-libertarians and marijuana policy reformers in an uproar, and rightly so, but it's not exactly the death of the 4th Amendment

X-Rays Find 513 U.S.-Bound Migrants Hiding In Trucks

AP | By MANUEL DE LA CRUZ | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico -- Police in Mexico's southern Chiapas state found 513 migrants on Tuesday inside two trailer trucks bound for the United Sta...

Zach Carter

Chaos At JPMorgan Chase Shareholer Meeting | Zach Carter | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

This article has been updated WASHINGTON -- Police maced several elderly protesters Tuesday at JPMorgan Chase's annual shareholder meeting in Colum...

WATCH: Pet Chimpanzee Goes Bananas In Kansas City | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Kansas City residents went ape when they saw a neighbor's pet chimpanzee get loose and terrorize their neighborhood. The 300-pound chimp, named Su...

Ben Muessig

Who Is This Boy? | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Who is this boy? Investigators in Maine continue to ask this question two days after discovering the body of an unidentified four- or five-year-old...

David Lohr

Cop Allegedly Caught Having Sex With Cross-Dressing Prostitute | David Lohr | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Authorities in Michigan have suspended a Detroit police officer who was allegedly caught having sex with a cross-dressing prostitute in his patrol car...

Let's Legalize Drugs to Save Cops' Lives

Neill Franklin | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Neill Franklin

History shows that no level of law enforcement talent, commitment, and resources can ever end activities that are very popular and obscenely profitable. Remember alcohol prohibition? The drug war today is little different.

Europe's Boogey Man: Nomadic Migration Part 3

Phillip Martin | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Thousands of panicked Libyans are heading across the Mediterranean. But what happens once these desperate visitors are released in places like Malta in the midst of anti-immigrant fervor?

Thousands Across Mexico Call for New Strategy in Drug War

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Lisa Haugaard

While frustration with the Mexican government's failure to stem the violence has been building for some time, Mexican author Javier Sicilia's grief proved to be a catalyst for unified action.

Vanishing in New York City

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

I think about Aidan, Andy and me -- seemingly quintessential New Yorkers, wearing black on black, who became slightly less anonymous to one another for an hour until we, along with Enrique, vanished back into the thin air of New York City.

Nic Cage's Stolen Comic Book Found

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- A valuable comic featuring the debut of Superman has re-surfaced in a storage locker, and police said Monday that it appears to be the ...

Police Officers Beating Black Man Caught On Tape (Graphic Video)

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Verna Gates | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home

April 1, 2011 12:01:37 AM - By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala, March 31 (Reuters) - Police have placed two officers on paid administrative leave a...

The day the Jordanian security lost its professionalism, its neutrality and its credibility

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Any country's security force system is made up of various apparatuses that are unified at the top. Police, anti-riot forces together with intelligence...

Weekly Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Michigan's new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives t...

Trymaine Lee

Justice Department Report Details Abuses By New Orleans Police Department | Trymaine Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Long before Hurricane Katrina laid bare New Orleans’ deep social wounds, the relationship between the city’s police force and its black citizens h...

US Justice Department Report Finds Pattern of Discrimination by New Orleans Police Department

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

A US Justice Department investigation of the NOPD found "racial and ethnic profiling and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) discrimination."

Bloomberg's Reefer Madness Costs $75 Million a Year

Jesse Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jesse Levine

Since 1996 New York City has spent from half a billion to over a billion dollars arresting people for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Friend a Wisconsin Teacher or Public Employee

Roger Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

Why not go onto Facebook, look for a teacher in Wisconsin and friend him or her? Reach out to them in solidarity and say, "You are not alone."