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Marathon Bombing Suspect Wants Trial Moved Out Of Boston

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday they will ask a judge to move his trial out of Boston, wh...

David Lohr

The 10 Most Notorious Criminals In American History

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.12.2013 | Crime

Violence and crime stain the pages of U.S. history, and sadly, they're all but certain to be part of our future. Still, the criminal mind fascinate...

Why We Need to See What the Monsters Look Like

Scott DiMarco | Posted 09.25.2013 | Media
Scott DiMarco

Several major retail chains have refused to sell the Rolling Stone with Tsarnaev on the cover due to poor taste and insensitivity. This is a different type of insensitivity -- insensitivity to the role of a free press and responsible journalism.

Miranda, McVeigh, and the Boston Marathon Bombing: Where's the Distinction?

Adam Banner | Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

When investigators had their answers and Tsarnaev had already incriminated himself, only then did they read him his rights. He immediately fell silent, protecting the rights previously denied him.

Reflections on Boston

Ron Brounes | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Ron Brounes

To my daughters, a bad day simply means "time out" and a meal without dessert. Bad guys look like Darth Vader and the Joker and they don't know about Adam Lanza or Timothy McVeigh. I fear those conversations are coming one day soon.

The Big Why of Boston Bombing: Motive

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime
Nigel Barber

They are said to have been "radicalized." This is largely a circular explanation that reduces to a name. One might as well say that they had been jihadized, zealotized, or brainwashed.

Terror as Instant Sexual Gratification - Rape?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Are we placing too much emphasis on ideology and/or alleged grievances rather than the mindset and social development of the perpetrators?

This Just In... To CNN...

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is not only pointless but can actually be counter-productive to wildly speculate on who is responsible for the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon. Domestic, foreign, religious, secular, or just purely insane: we really have no idea why this attack happened right now.

Muslims and the Boston Bombing: A Statement

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Each new incident represents both a need and a fresh opportunity to say the same things over again: We're all in it together; there is no "us" versus "them"; Muslims and Americans are not each other's enemies; the fact that terrorism is wrong does not excuse bigotry.

Jumping to Conclusions

David Freudberg | Posted 04.16.2013 | Crime
David Freudberg

Given the massively photographed events yesterday in Copley Square and the powerful law enforcement resources that have been brought to bear, it is likely that investigators will piece together a more detailed picture of what actually happened and may identify specific suspects before long.

Gun-Control Laws Could Have Chilling Effect on Psychiatric Treatment

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

As dangerous as guns are, it is equally dangerous to our civil liberties if reporting provisions in laws, like the NY SAFE Act, are written broadly.

Why Attention Must Not Be Paid: The Consequences of Obsessive Media Coverage of Criminal Suspects

Jody Lyneé Madeira | Posted 10.08.2012 | Crime
Jody Lyneé Madeira

Right now we are dangerously close to repeating earlier mistakes in granting so much airtime to notorious suspects.

McVeigh's Execution, 11 Years Later

Jody Lyneé Madeira | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime
Jody Lyneé Madeira

I am writing about Timothy McVeigh because I am afraid that we will forget him. For in forgetting him, we overlook others like him -- individuals who not only have an insidious world view but who have the conceit to take others' lives in acting upon it.

No Medium, No Message, No Closure?

Jody Lyneé Madeira | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
Jody Lyneé Madeira

If the federal government had the capacity to successfully arrange a secure broadcast of the execution of Timothy McVeigh in 2001, then surely it could arrange for a secure viewing of a select number of images of bin Laden's corpse now.

What The Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation MISSED

Andrew Gumbel | Posted 06.27.2012 | Books
Andrew Gumbel

Ever since Timothy McVeigh's execution, four months to the day before 9/11, a certain conventional wisdom has taken hold that the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing was the work of just two disenchanted guys from the heartland who did something colossally heartless and stupid.

EAT UP! Artist Recreates Famous Last Meals

Posted 03.12.2012 | Weird News

You can have anything you want for dinner. The only catch is, this meal will be your last. From the pecan pie that Ricky Ray Rector never ate to th...

When Buying a Gun Becomes Easier Than Voting

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Does anyone seriously believe that the vision of our Founders was that guys who carry a gun on their hips 24/7 are "super-citizens" with greater political rights than senior citizens, minorities, the impoverished?

The Hurtful Legacy of Herman Cain's "Suspended," "Brother From Another Mother" Presidential Campaign

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Ronald B. Robinson

For a sustained period, Cain was the GOP candidate who most successfully stimulated the nostalgia for the good ole days of the "great communicator," Ronald Reagan, among "the base."

Peter King's Muslim Hysteria

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 01.25.2012 | Religion
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

Peter King's targeting of the Muslim community is wrong and should cease swiftly. His attitude damages not only the Muslim community but all minority communities.

Georgia Militia Plot Suspects Lose Key Request

AP | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A federal judge on Wednesday denied bond to the four Georgia militia men accused of plotting terror attacks against government emp...

Andrea Stone

Expert Says 9/11 Terror Threat May Not Match Size Of Previous Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As counterterrorism officials here and in New York search frantically to confirm a "credible" report of an "active plot" to set off expl...

Why Breivik Was A Christian Terrorist

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion
Mark Juergensmeyer

It is true that Breivik was much more concerned about politics and history than about scripture and religious belief. But much the same can be said about Osama bin Laden.

Fingering Alleged Right Winger in Norway Shooting Didn't Stop the Muslim Bashing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Despite the steadily mounting evidence that Breivik's anti-Muslim hatred was a prime motive for the rampage, it didn't stop the avalanche of chatter that there had to be a tie somewhere with Islamic terrorism.

Un-American, Anti-Muslim Hearings Serve No Useful Purpose

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

I want my Muslim brothers and sisters to know that Thursday was not a day that brought honor to the U.S. House of Representatives.

True Threats

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

It is critical that we start thinking more seriously about how to arrest people who make serious violent threats.