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  • Charges against FIFA mark sad day, but also a hopeful catalyst for change

    Charges against FIFA mark sad day, but also a hopeful catalyst for change
    It is a sad day for soccer. It is a great day for soccer. The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed a 47-count indictment on Wednesday, charging world soccer officials with crimes ranging from racketeering to money laundering and corruption. It brought...
  • In funeral sermon for Walter Scott, pastor decries 'act of racism'

    In funeral sermon for Walter Scott, pastor decries 'act of racism'
    Walter Lamar Scott, a black man shot in the back by a white police patrolman, was borne to his grave Saturday inside a flag-draped coffin escorted by motorcycle police from that same officer’s North Charleston Police Department. In an emotional...
  • FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses

    FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses
    More drones will soon be humming overhead in Connecticut. They will lessen the need to climb ladders for roof inspections or rent helicopters for aerial views of real estate. They will assess storm damage more quickly and safely, and survey crops more...
  • UF pitchers A.J. Puk and Kirby Snead arrested, charged with third-degree criminal trespass

    UF pitchers A.J. Puk and Kirby Snead arrested, charged with third-degree criminal trespass
    Two pitchers on the Florida Gators baseball team were arrested on UF's campus late Sunday night and charged with criminal trespass. Sophomores A.J. Puk and Kirby Snead were charged with a third-degree felony after University Police arrested them after...
  • In police killings, a video makes all the difference

    In police killings, a video makes all the difference
    Once again, what a difference a video makes. As soon as I saw the cellphone video, shot by a bystander, of the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, S.C., I wondered how the apologists for police misconduct...
  • Deja vu: Misdemeanor turns capital offense, all over again

    WASHINGTON — You thought, perhaps, that we were making this stuff up? That the whole "Black Lives Matter" thing was probably overblown? That the idea of African-American men having to fear routine encounters with the police was being exaggerated...
  • New alderman still rightly proud of his arrest record

    New alderman still rightly proud of his arrest record
    "I'm probably the first candidate who posted his arrest record on his website before he was elected alderman," Brian Hopkins, Chicago's new 2nd Ward alderman, said with a laugh. It was actually a column I wrote, headlined "Former 'outlaw' runs for...
  • Released from prison after nearly 40 years and a legal technicality

    Released from prison after nearly 40 years and a legal technicality
    Clifton Boone Jr. craned his neck to look eye to eye with Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez. Dressed in a gray-striped prison outfit, black eyeglasses and metal shackles on both hands, Boone did so to peer around a small scales of justice...
  • Why Baltimore burns for Freddie Gray

    There are fires in Baltimore. This may add fuel to them, but so be it: Freddie Gray's April 19th death while in police custody is almost entirely about race. Sure, it's about community policing policies and standards. It's also about the economic...
  • Here's a big thank you to amateur Spielbergs

    Here's a big thank you to amateur Spielbergs
    I really never thought I'd say this, but … Thank God for people with their video cameras. I was never a fan of people pulling out their phones and shooting video of anything and everything. There would be somebody's video of a fire on TV or...
  • Two stories, same question: Do these laws need to change?

    A couple of stories from the past week or so suggest a question: Do we need to change these laws? The first story deals with a couple in Spotsylvania County that law enforcement says kept their children in a locked, filthy room and fed them through a...