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Violent Crime

Let's End the War on Drugs

Sting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The War on Drugs has failed -- but it's worse than that. It is actively harming our society. Violent crime is thriving in the shadows to which the drug trade has been consigned.

Are Reports of the Illegal-Immigration Crime Wave Even True?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Embracing my god-given Second Amendment rights, I plan to buy an armful of automatic weapons and stuff the closets in my house with every manner of sh...

U.S. Recession Breeds Escalating Violent Crime

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The Wall Street Journal reports that violent crime is down in the big cities in the U.S., saying this breaks the pattern between economic downturns and an increase in crime. It's more likely that the public is being lied to in a profound way.

Jonesing on 24? Try 61 Hours

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Life after 24 -- the addictive action thriller which first aired less than two months after 9/11 and bade its audience farewell Monday night -- will b...

University of Alabama Shooting: A Lesson in Red Flags

Det. Christine Mannina | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Det. Christine Mannina

Bishop's behavior the day of the shootings doesn't interest me as much as her violent past. Given her history of violence, why was this woman permitted to work with students?

Vaccine For Violence

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

I dream that learning the basics of physical self-defense will be a part of everyone's personal as well as public policy health care agenda.

77-Year-Old Man Beats Up Mugger With 2-Liter Bottle Of Pepsi

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pepsi may have received some unintentional branding boost last week when a Flint, Michigan man used a soda bottle to ward off an attacker. Pat Gillesp...

Sparkman: Casualty of Methland, USA? Or Victim of Anti-Government Bile?

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Sparkman's workaday life and violent death -- whatever the cause and whoever the culprit -- highlight the precarious struggles of the white working class and the brewing storm surrounding the 2010 Census.

In Le Murder Case Arrest, They Blame Workplace Violence

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Workplace violence, including the bank robbery-motivated stalking, kidnapping and 14 hour hostage ordeal my daughter and I survived, makes up 18 percent of all violent crimes.

UC Davis Report: Gunshows Linked To Crime

The Sacramento Bee | Bill Lindelof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The UC Davis Violence Prevention program will release a report today that claims guns shows are a major source of weapons used in crimes....

Will DJ AM Quote About PTSD Get People To Finally Listen?

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Renee

Getting people to take notice of PTSD as it relates to youth and adults who have survived violence, abuse and trauma -- outside of those returning from combat -- has been an uphill climb.

What If Released Inmates Stopped Committing Crimes?: Prison Reform That's Already Working -- Like Nothing You've Seen Before

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gerloff

Let's start changing our lock-up facilities into places that actually cause inmates to change their behavior -- so that when they leave them they never go back.

Chicago Homicides Nearing Five-Year High

Chicago Tribune | Angela Rozas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Brought to Chicago from the FBI to improve the image of a scandal-plagued Chicago Police Department, Jody Weis instead saw his first year as superinte...

Gangs, Violent Crime, And Unintended Consequences in Chicago

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

If we as Chicagoans truly want reduced levels of violence in our low-income high-crime neighborhoods then we must be prepared to face the unvarnished truth.

Violent Crime On The Rise

Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Violent crime in the United States rose more than previously believed in 2006, continuing the most significant increase in more than a decade, accordi...