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  • He's no longer a prisoner of the war on drugs

    He's no longer a prisoner of the war on drugs
    The excitement had been building all day. On election day 2008, every TV in the prison was tuned to the news. By the time the first presidential returns began to crawl across the screens at the medium-security federal prison in Yazoo City, Miss., the...
  • Suburban cops rip Emanuel drug plan

    Suburban cops rip Emanuel drug plan
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to change the terms of the drug war by lessening the penalties for low-level possession is getting blowback from the suburbs, with some prosecutors and police chiefs saying it sends an unhelpful message at a time when...
  • Justice for the rich is truly a different game

     Justice for the rich is truly a different game
    Everybody knows that the rich can buy more "justice" than the rest of us. Get over it, right? That would be easier if Palm Beach County residents didn't keep having our noses rubbed in it. Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers last week got a federal...
  • Famous Jameis needs to take a lesson from Jeter the Leader

    Famous Jameis needs to take a lesson from Jeter the Leader
    Running off at the typewriter … In honor of the great Martin Luther King, I have a dream. I have a dream that there will be a day when we turn on SportsCenter and they'll be talking about triumphs and touchdowns, not domestic abuse and child...
  • Former corrections officer pleads guilty to smuggling contraband into prison

    Former corrections officer pleads guilty to smuggling contraband into prison
    A former federal corrections officer who admitted to smuggling porn and other contraband into prison for $28,000 in illegal payments recently agreed to a plea deal, officials said. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that 30-year-old Antoine D....
  • Foley Blames Copied Language In His Urban Plan On 'Sloppy Staff Work'

    Foley Blames Copied Language In His Urban Plan On 'Sloppy Staff Work'
    Under attack from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — who gave him an "F for new ideas" and accused him of plagiarism — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley blamed his campaign staff Thursday for copying language from Internet sources into an...
  • Why bad people get 'good-time' credit

     Why bad people get 'good-time' credit
    Sadly, this is a good time to get right with the concept of "good time." I say sadly because the context is so tragic — 9-year-old Antonio Smith, of Chicago, shot to death last month on the South Side, allegedly by a man who'd just been released...
  • Foley's Policy Proposal Uses Same Wording As 'Think Tank' Articles On Internet

    Foley's Policy Proposal Uses Same Wording As 'Think Tank' Articles On Internet
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley released an urban policy proposal Wednesday that contained wording identical to passages previously posted on Internet websites of public policy think tanks. The state Democratic Party pointed out the...
  • City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence

    City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence
    As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence. The killing of Brandon...
  • The murder of a 9-year-old boy

     The murder of a 9-year-old boy
    Affectionately called Fat Baby and Hamburger, Antonio loved to make other people laugh, his family members said. ... The fourth-grader was on the honor roll at Hinton Elementary School and was so smart he could "sell water to a whale," according to an...
  • A kiss, an earring, an escape attempt by a handcuffed burglary suspect

    It was wild, daring and romantic: Two sweethearts handcuffed in the back of a patrol car shared a kiss, an earring and an escape attempt that led to a short-lived romp. In the end, however, burglary suspect Jonathan Kokontis wound up trying to steal a...