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  • Why only six on Florida juries? Legislator to push for 12 in wake of Zimmerman verdict

    Why only six on Florida juries? Legislator to push for 12 in wake of Zimmerman verdict
    With all eyes on Central Florida for the George Zimmerman trial and its aftermath, one question keeps surfacing: Why are juries made up of just six people? Throughout most of the country, 12 jurors determine the guilt or innocence of suspects in...
  • Locking up juveniles may plant seeds of more crime

    Locking up juveniles may plant seeds of more crime
    Joe Doyle was still a grad student at the University of Chicago in the late 1990s when he went to watch the proceedings in Cook County's juvenile court. He sat there while inexperienced lawyers argued over the fate of young offenders, mostly young black...
  • Outrage and the acquittal of George Zimmerman

     
    Tuesday's print column There are a lot of things for civil rights activists — heck, for all decent people — to be outraged about when it comes to the issue of race in America. Chronic poverty and high unemployment and......
  • The jury ignored common sense in the Zimmerman verdict

    The jury ignored common sense in the Zimmerman verdict
    The jurors in George Zimmerman's trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin claim they followed the rule of law in their acquittal. Let's set aside for the moment the flagrant abuses allowed under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law and focus instead on the...
  • Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health

    When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"? Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health. But don't tell that...
  • Bending the Trayvon Martin tragedy to fit

    I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Ridley-Thomas urges Florida boycott, dialogue

    Zimmerman verdict: Ridley-Thomas urges Florida boycott, dialogue
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on Saturday called for a national boycott of Florida to protest the state’s “stand your ground” law in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of African American...
  • Protesters express disappointment

    Protesters express disappointment
    Maurice Simon stood in the middle of the crowd gathered at the Justice for Trayvon rally holding a sign and wearing a hoodie. Saturday's rally in downtown South Bend was one of about 100 held nationwide wide where residents expressed disappointment with...
  • Post-Zimmerman: Race goes personal again

    Post-Zimmerman: Race goes personal again
    I am proud to live in a country that has made as much racial progress as this one has in the past half-century. We still can do more. I was pleased when I became a father to be able to prune the list of certain taboo places —swimming pools,...
  • Bill Belichick Press Conference Transcript

    The complete transcript of the press conference held by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday. (Courtesy of the new England Patriots) BB: I’m going to address the situation involving Aaron Hernandez today. I felt that it was important...
  • No adult court for teens accused of having explosive at LaPorte Co. Fair

    No adult court for teens accused of having explosive at LaPorte Co. Fair
    LAPORTE – Two 16-year-old boys will not be charged as adults in connection with a sparkler bomb July 11 at the LaPorte County Fair. La Porte County Prosecutor Bob Szilagyi said the crime under state statute did not qualify for an automatic...