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Vigilante Justice

Dad Beats Up Man Who Allegedly Killed His Son In Courthouse Bathroom

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 02.08.2014 | Miami

A Florida man whose son was killed in an apparent drunken driving incident two years ago followed the accused driver into a bathroom at the Broward co...

Fear the Bogeyman: Sex Offender Panic on Halloween

Andrew Extein, MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Andrew Extein, MSW

The reality is that there has never been a recorded case of abuse or abduction by a registered sex offender on Halloween. Most offenders already comply with strict parole and registration requirements, and many are constantly tracked with GPS monitors.

The Florida Moment

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 09.14.2013 | Miami
Rachel Newcomb

While the George Zimmerman trial should be a call for national reflection over how Stand Your Ground laws work out in reality, the risk is that yet again, it will turn into just another story about what happens in Florida.

Angry Mob Pelts Man With Rocks Thought To Be Sex Attacker

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 07.20.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Residents angry that police had not warned them about sex assaults of children took matters into their own hands, chasing down a man th...

No Violence Is Acceptable -- In a Prison or in a Locker Room

Bob Cowser | Posted 08.25.2012 | Crime
Bob Cowser

Reilly's implication that we want prisoners to continue to mete out street justice while locked up sends a mixed message of the worst kind. Let's not set these men up for failure by implying that violence is acceptable, expected, and that they're good for nothing else.

Gun Control, Vigilante Justice... How About Some Anger Management?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

As locals gathered at Café Racer in Seattle to mourn the deaths and memorialize the lives of its patrons recently killed at the hand of yet another "...

Detroit 300 Calls Identity Card Drama A Media 'Half-Truth'

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.20.2012 | Detroit

The neighborhood watch and crime-fighting group Detroit 300 on Friday disputed media reports that the organization had issued identification cards in ...

Why the Trayvon Martin Circus Could Derail Obama's Re-election

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I feel extremely bad and incredibly worried for Barack Obama. I like the president and most of his policies. However, the Trayvon Martin circus has grown so big and unruly, it threatens to derail the president's much-deserved second term.

How About Getting the Facts First in Trayvon Story?

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Diane Dimond

There are two sides to every story. So, why do the media sometimes run whole hogged with the most sensational version of events and why do we eat it ...

To Publish or Not to Publish

Ruthie Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruthie Ackerman

Americans rarely see photos of the dead, especially their own, in mainstream media outlets. The U.S. media has been trained to tiptoe around publishing images of American corpses, not wanting to outrage the families of dead soldiers and citizens.

'Street Justice': Spike In Bike Thefts Leads To Vigilantism

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Although crime across L.A. is dropping, there is one glaring exception: bicycle thefts, which rose 29% last year. Nearly 2,000 bikes were reported sto...