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  • How to ensure impartial investigations of officers' deadly force?

    How to ensure impartial investigations of officers' deadly force?
    How confident can we be that police departments do a fair and adequate job of investigating deadly encounters between their officers and the public? How confident can we be that district attorneys and grand juries act impartially when deciding whether...
  • Consider victim families in parole decisions

    Consider victim families in parole decisions
    I notice that in all the discussions about taking the power of parole for offenders sentenced to life from the governor that there is no discussion of the rights of the victims and their families ("Advocates want governor out of lifer parole decisions,"...
  • Actor accused in 2 deaths shouldn't face death penalty, attorney says

    A community theater actor accused of killing two college students in an effort to get money for his approaching wedding should not face the death penalty because of misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement agencies, an attorney for the accused man ...
  • Opening statements expected soon in murder trial of ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez

    Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a...
  • Shooting of Egypt protester revives focus on police violence

    Shooting of Egypt protester revives focus on police violence
    Images of a mortally wounded protester, blood running down her face and hair as she was lifted from the pavement by a comrade, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police...
  • As Super Bowl Nears, Bristol Mourns Lost Potential Of Hometown Hero, Aaron Hernandez

    As Super Bowl Nears, Bristol Mourns Lost Potential Of Hometown Hero, Aaron Hernandez
    BRISTOL — As the New England Patriots head to the Super Bowl, the front windows at Olympia Sports on Route 6 frame dark blue jerseys with the names "Brady" and "Gronkowski" in bold white. "Hernandez" surely would have been in the storefront...
  • Escaped murder suspect, 17, took elderly Ohio woman hostage before being caught by police

    A teenage murder suspect who escaped from police custody at a western Ohio hospital kidnapped a 70-year-old woman and forced her to give him a ride before he was caught, authorities said Saturday. In a dramatic escape Friday night, 17-year-old Raymond...
  • Justice & Peace Rally in North Chicago is a call to fight crime

    Justice & Peace Rally in North Chicago is a call to fight crime
    Nearly 100 people attended a rally Saturday in North Chicago to call for the community to step up and help police fight crime. The event was organized by the mother of murdered Nathaniel "Nate" Edwards. The Justice and Peace Rally at the Foss Park...
  • Pregnant women rarely face charges for drug use

    Pregnant women rarely face charges for drug use
    The Bethlehem woman was 7 months pregnant and, by her own account, snorting $100 worth of heroin a day when police arrested her. Toni Hill Rice told investigators she was afraid to go to the doctor because she couldn't face the prospect of learning...
  • Oregon is now focus of campaign to expand background checks to include private gun sales

    Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks. Everytown for Gun Safety...
  • Double standard? Charlie Hebdo hailed for free speech as dozens arrested for defending terror

    When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech. Since the rampage that left four dead at a kosher supermarket and 12 at the Charlie...