Discretion is the better part of valor, but that's not a phrase anyone would associate with the NYPD these days. This week alone, a rookie officer "accidentally" fatally shot an unarmed man; another officer was caught on video beating a fare beater with a nightstick; and another officer treated cyclists like second-class citizens. [ more › ]
The British-Iranian woman jailed for protesting against Iran's ban on women watching men's volleyball matches was temporarily released from prison on Sunday. See also: Freed Iranian blogger sends first tweet after 6 years in prison Ghoncheh...Show More Summary
By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians. Show More Summary
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An early supporter of gay rights, Barry may best be remembered for successfully re-entering public service after serving jail time for drug possession. read more
Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C. jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday. He was 78. Barry, who was hospitalized briefly last week, died at the United Medical Center in Washington. Show More Summary
The "Mayor for Life" remained a DC institution even after a drug arrest and jail sentence.
Scandal-plagued former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78, hospital officials said. Barry, who was hospitalized briefly last week, died at the United Medical Center in Washington,...
The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.
A New Jersey substitute science teacher is jailed after allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student.
A Georgia man endured rape and beatings after spending 525 days imprisoned for another man’s crimes.
From our friends at The Daily Dot.Chair-flipping "Real Housewife of New Jersey" Teresa Giudice may have just been sentenced to 15 months in prison for tax fraud along with a $415,000 fine, but her eldest daughter Gia isn't quite feeling the pinch. Show More Summary
The first ovation did not take long. The moment the musicians entered the room Friday morning, the audience erupted.
I didn't go to jail for any kind of a cool reason. I wasn't arrested at a protest; I didn't assault somebody deserving. I went to jail because I was a doofus. How I became a doofus of the magnitude I was—that's a different story. Step one was a car accident. Show More Summary
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, on Thursday pardoned the jailed blogger Hossein Derakhshan after his six years.He thanked God, Khamenei and his family on his Google Plus page. Written by Farid · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus
In spite of the attention and jail time Michael Vick received for his involvement in dog fighting, the practice still thrives. …despite being banned in all 50 states and the momentum generated by the Vick case, the ancient blood sport is thriving in the underground, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake on big [...]
A judge has handed combined sentences of 68 years to four Kashmiri Muslims who abducted and gang-raped a teacher after she got into a taxi after a night out in Leeds in May, but one member of the gang is on the run after fleeing the country on bail. Show More Summary
A Saudi Arabian held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay for 12 years has been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday, leaving 142 prisoners at the jail President Barack Obama has pledged to close. Mohammed Al-Zahrani, regarded as a previously active member of Al-Qaeda, is the latest of seven...
A Brooklyn man who served over 21 years in prison for a triple homicide he didn’t commit was awarded $3.6 million by the state.
Six years after a lawsuit alleged horrific conditions for inmates in wheelchairs, Los Angeles County officials have agreed to wide-ranging changes to bring their aging jails into compliance with federal disability law.