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'Hands Up, Don't Shoot!' and 'I Can't Breathe!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Can we as a society cut through the vail and begin to know and understand those different from ourselves, to have the ability to walk in the shoes of another, to break down these "us" versus "them" notions that separate?

Astoria Characters: The Sidewalk Library

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

On the sidewalk, under the tree, there's a fire-engine-red box with a glass door. It's filled with books for everyone on the block to borrow.

"Wrong Turn on Red"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima In their chart-topping 1965 hit, "Turn! Turn! Turn!," the Byrds sang, "To everything, turn, turn, turn." To which they might have add...

Author of 'Far From the Tree' Not Always Close to the Truth

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Neil S. Greenspan

Andrew Solomon is the author of the positively-reviewed, quite popular, and award-winning book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search f...

Astoria Characters: The Chief of Staff

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's hard for Samantha Darche to keep a straight face. Every time she sees the camera, she cracks up. No matter what she does, she can't subpoena her solemn face.

Prosecution of Amanda Knox Looks Just Like U.S. Right-Wing Politics

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The key similarity is not just the serial lies, but the refusal to question their conclusions when the facts were, to put it mildly, not adding up.

'Christmas Letter 2012'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

It sure has been an exciting 2012 for the Zezimas! The good news is that nobody in the family went to prison, though three of us had brushes with the law.

Making Sense Of California Youth Sentences

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Sayre Quevedo For juveniles in California being sentenced for crimes, things just got a little more complicated. Proposition 21 requires mandatory...

When a Prosecutor Learns He Has Likely Convicted an Innocent

Joel Cohen | Posted 09.30.2012 | New York
Joel Cohen

It is hard to imagine anything more Kafkaesque than a true innocent sitting in jail day after day, while a cynical prosecutor hides the knowledge of his innocence and the keys to the man's freedom in a lockbox in her office.

Life as a Prosecutor

Stacey Honowitz | Posted 09.26.2012 | Crime
Stacey Honowitz

Does the public ever know how many prosecutors have sat in their offices crying because they believed so much in a case and the jury said "not guilty"? That's the side of a prosecutor that nobody chooses to explore. That's the life that some of us lead.

Prosecutor Urges Gadhafi's Inner Circle To Hand Him Over

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged Moammar Gadhafi's own aides Tuesday to arrest the Libyan leade...

Lessons From Lohan and Gibson?

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robin Sax

What can we learn from the recent media blitz on Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson? You may expect me to come up with some hidden message or special lesson here -- but sometimes the obvious is the hardest to digest.

Put Public Safety First

Felton Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Felton Newell

As a criminal prosecutor in California, I and others who work in the criminal justice system share the frustration of victims of crime who feel like the state government has failed us again.

The Problem with Holder's Partial Torture Prosecutor

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

If Holder's inquiry is limited to a few contractors and junior personnel, it runs the risk of repeating the mistakes of Abu Ghraib, when the U.S. government blamed its policies on a few bad apples.

A Prosecutor's View: OJ is Banking on the Race Card, Again!

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robin Sax

OJ is going back to his first ploy: it's one of the oldest trial advocacy tricks in the books: if the law is on your side; argue the law; if nothing is on your side, argue... race!

Afghanistan: A Surge in ROE Education is the First Step

Vivian Gembara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Gembara

The ugly issue of the misconduct of some U.S. troops in a war zone must be addressed before sending more soldiers and Marines into Afghanistan.