Justice Issues

 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
South Kanasa City Blast Site Five innocent people were convicted in February 1997 in the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters in 1988.  These two stories run a total length of 20,000 words...
 
January 7 2013, 0 Comments
Based on the dictates of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, the jury in the Trayvon Martin murder case had virtually no legal basis to do anything but acquit George Zimmerman of both second-degree...
 
April 8 2013, 0 Comments
Since the “War on Drugs” was launched in the mid-1980s, accompanied by mandatory-minimum sentences for drug offenders, the U.S. prison population has exploded from under 900,000 to 2.3 million...
 
September 12 2009, 0 Comments
The case of the Scottsboro Boys often seemed like one of dueling prejudices. Entrenched racism against blacks, anti-Semitism, the Madonna/Whore dichotomy, and regional stereotypes would all be on...
 
July 17 2013, 0 Comments
Updated August 3, 2013Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden’s status as hero or traitor is of far less import than the awareness his whistle blowing has brought to just how pervasive and extensive the U.S....
 
September 16 2013, 0 Comments
Sept. 16, 2013Convicted Serial Killer Gerald ParkerEyewitness misidentification plays a part in more than 70 percent of wrongful convictions. Even after the actual rapist confessed, even after DNA...

The Unreliable Eyewitnesses

September 16 2013, 0 Comments
Sept. 16, 2013Convicted Serial Killer Gerald ParkerEyewitness misidentification plays a part in more than 70 percent of wrongful convictions. Even after the actual rapist confessed, even after DNA...

How Loudly the Whistles Must Blow: The National Security Agency, Government Spying, and the Person Trying to Change it All

July 17 2013, 0 Comments
Updated August 3, 2013Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden’s status as hero or traitor is of far less import than the awareness his whistle blowing has brought to just how pervasive and extensive the U.S....

General Ulysses S. Grant's Anti-Semitic Civil War Crime

June 17 2013, 0 Comments
June 17, 2013Ulysses S. Grant (Photo CBS)by David RobbTwo weeks before President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves, his top field general, Ulysses S. Grant,...