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  • Four face death penalty after conviction in Indian gang rape

    NEW DELHI – Sentencing arguments will be heard Wednesday for four men facing the death penalty after an Indian court them found guilty of raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in December. The closely watched case has angered,...
  • First-degree murderers to be released in Kansas

    Kathy Kessinger of Winfield was strangled to death in 1984.  Her then-20-year-old husband was convicted of first-degree murder. Now, William Kessinger is 49 and about to get his walking papers.  At the hearing in March, Kathy Kessinger's family...
  • Not your grandmother's NAACP

    Not your grandmother's NAACP
    When Benjamin Jealous, at 35, became the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP in 2008, he took over an institution with a venerable name but whose greatest triumphs appeared to lie in the past. Mr. Jealous, who announced last week that he will step down...
  • Prison suicide a disturbing trend, regardless of what you think about Ariel Castro

    "Good, strong shoe laces should be available day or night to all inmates who want them." "I personally do NOT see a problem here...saves us all money and prison space...go for it, losers!!!" The vitriol of social media never fails. News that Cleveland...
  • Kidnapper's Death Spotlights Prison Suicides

    "Good, strong shoe laces should be available day or night to all inmates who want them." "I personally do NOT see a problem here … saves us all money and prison space … go for it, losers!!!" The vitriol of social media never fails....
  • Girl, 6, dies in Phoenix car accident; brother, 8, was driving

    An 8-year-old boy will likely not face criminal charges for driving and crashing his mother’s car, fatally injuring his 6-year-old sister who was riding in the passenger seat, police confirmed Friday. The 24-year-old mother of the two children --...
  • The myth of murderous Chicago: Neat, simple and wrong

    A neatly typed letter arrived at the office the other day. It included a check made out to the National Rifle Association, on my behalf. The reader, disgruntled by my call for reasonable gun control laws, thought it pertinent to take another lick at...
  • Chicago The Nation's Murder Capital? Not So Fast

    A neatly typed letter arrived at the office the other day. It included a check made out to the National Rifle Association, on my behalf. The reader, disgruntled by my call for reasonable gun control laws, thought it pertinent to take another lick at one...
  • TNT, Magical Elves Probe True Crime Tales with Dick Wolf's 'Cold Justice'

    While TNT may know drama with scripted crime shows including "Perception," "King & Maxwell" and "Law & Order" reruns , the Turner net is only now getting to know the true crime space with the launch of "Cold Justice" from producer Dick Wolf and reality...
  • Johnson, fighting gun violence, loses an officer

    Johnson, fighting gun violence, loses an officer
    For Jim Johnson, the police chief of Baltimore County, the month of August started in Pittsburgh, with an award from a national law enforcement organization for his "steadfast leadership and commitment to working to keep this nation free of gun violence."...
  • Quinn defends release program after ex-inmate charged with murder

    Quinn defends release program after ex-inmate charged with murder
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday defended the Illinois Department of Corrections after an inmate who was released from prison early under a reworked good time credit program was charged with murder. The Democratic governor called the situation "tragic" but...