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  • Chicago hip-hop war of words turns violent

    Chicago hip-hop war of words turns violent
    Chicago’s hip-hop community is in a war of words that has escalated into violence, with the shooting death of a teenage rapper. Tuesday was another night, another homicide in a year in which hundreds of Chicagoans have been gunned down; the...
  • Trayvon Martin would be alive if Neighborhood Watch rules followed

    Trayvon Martin would be alive if Neighborhood Watch rules followed
    If George Zimmerman didn't break every rule in the book when it comes to Neighborhood Watch programs, he came close. Zimmerman called Sanford police on Feb. 26, a rainy Sunday evening, to report a suspicious person inside his neighborhood near Seminole...
  • 'Stand your ground' law goes too far

    'Stand your ground' law goes too far
    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...
  • True Christmas spirit, from a slain man's grieving parents

    True Christmas spirit, from a slain man's grieving parents
    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....
  • For travelers stuck in LAX shooting, getting refunds should be easier

    Airlines and hotels don't have the best track record for showing compassion to travelers who face emergency situations. Refunds and fee waivers can be hard to come by. But Manhattan Beach resident Laura Mandracchia experienced a very different level...
  • Autopsy report pushes John Wrana probe forward

     Autopsy report pushes John Wrana probe forward
    The state's investigation into the police killing of 95-year-old John Wrana can now officially proceed, with the release of the long-awaited Cook County medical examiner's postmortem report. Illinois State Police investigators have been waiting for...
  • Mike Feuer, L.A. lawman

     Mike Feuer, L.A. lawman
    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...
  • Be-kind-to-killers crusade falls on callous, deaf ears

    Be-kind-to-killers crusade falls on callous, deaf ears
    An Allentown man sent an email saying an acquaintance planned to write a letter "concerning an important matter" and wanted to know if it should be sent to The Morning Call or to a home address. In the past, I have agreed to be careful when dealing with...
  • 'Justice' likely to ring hollow in death of WWII veteran

    'Justice' likely to ring hollow in death of WWII veteran
    A trial date has finally been set in the police killing of John Wrana, the frail, 95-year-old World War II veteran I've been telling you about for some time now. The trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 15, in a tiny courtroom in Markham, a bench trial...
  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
  • Judge Alex Kozinski on bringing back firing squads: No, I wasn't kidding

    Google "Alex Kozinski firing squad" and nearly 20,000 mentions turn up. But those are just a few words plucked from a detailed dissent by the chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing, in essence, that Americans are hypocrites about...