| May 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
As fervently as some may support the death penalty by lethal injection, when the process becomes the least bit messy, most of us would prefer to hide.
Oklahoma began lethal injection in America. And the state has brought the nation the latest sickening...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
You know the technique. In police work, it's called good cop, bad cop. A couple of detectives team up to work on a suspect. The good cop wants to be our suspect's friend, offering all kinds of inducements if he'll do as the cops say -- like provide...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:09 AM
As Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley stood there speaking late Thursday morning, his horrifying words of ambush and execution captured by national television cameras, the mind drifted to a place and time 900 miles and 27 months away....
| Nov 28, 2011
There's a shocking disconnect at work these days in the relationship between the public and government workers: The public is demanding greater accountability, and public employees — social workers, police, teachers, even state legislators —...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people?
Every year a tiny number of mentally ill people go on horrific killing sprees. It just happened in California. I won't name the person because I think the media attention lavished on these...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:49 PM
You can't say we weren't warned.
Back in 2005, opponents of Florida's first-of-its-kind "stand your ground" law said it wouldn't be long before we'd see shootouts in the streets — all in the name of self-defense.
Arguments over something as...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:40 PM
It's a tragedy that has drained the joy from a family's holiday and mocks peace-on-Earth pretensions:
James Marcus Howe was shot to death on his front porch in a tussle with thugs trying to force their way into his home the day before Thanksgiving....
| Dec 20, 2012
The time is now.
Those words have been reverberating in the wake of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn. There's at last a sense that the moment has come for some serious action on gun control.
Even some of the most reliable 2nd Amendment hawks are...
| Apr 5, 2012
In the wake of the media blackout imposed last week by Angela Corey, the newly appointed special prosecutor investigating February's fatal shooting of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the media has had no choice but to cover the story surrounding the...
| Jul 24, 2013
A dozen years after he left the Los Angeles City Council, Mike Feuer is back in L.A.'s civic life, this time in City Hall East, as the newly elected city attorney. His several careers are all of a piece: running the low-income legal service group Bet...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Can a modern era president, a father of two daughters, cut the horrifying statistic that one in five women is sexually assaulted during her college years?
Can he change the fact that only about 12 percent of attacks are even reported?