Today is Truman Capote’s 92nd birthday, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of his great American crime novel, ‘In Cold Blood.’ It may be the first true crime story.
The black man shot and killed by a black police officer in Charlotte, N.C., was a felon who had gone to prison for seven years, making it illegal for him to possess a firearm.
CBS’s ‘The Case Of: JonBenét’ was Jerry Springer-esque pseudojournalism. The only thing the series proves is that JonBenét will never have justice.
As the 20th anniversary of JonBenét Ramsey’s murder approaches, a series of true crime television shows, culminating with CBS’s two-part docuseries next week, are re-litigating the conspiracy theories surrounding the murder.
Prop 59 would not just limit corporate political spending on elections, it would exempt wide swaths of American society from any constitutional protections whatsoever.
Brock Turner spent three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious fellow student. The implications aren’t good.
Police have finally found the remains of Jacob Wetterling, after 27 years. His family has taught us a lot over the years, and they’re still teaching us.
The FBI’s report is breathtaking in its summation of Hillary Clinton’s reckless abuse of her office and the classified material with which she was entrusted.
Freedom at its core is the ability to do what I ought, not simply what I want.
To truly merit a place on the Supreme Court—whether for Merrick Garland or someone else—the next appointee must understand the constitutional power he or she exercises.
Even if the new season of ‘Making a Murderer’ somehow proves Steven Avery’s innocence, it’ll have nothing to do with Brendan Dassey’s confession.
There may still be time to head off violence on a level of Watts, Rodney King, or the Holy Week uprisings of 1968. Any viable solution to the problem must involve greater accountability from everyone.
The murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, whose trial was detailed in the Netflix documentary “Making A Murderer,” was just overturned by a federal judge.
U.S. laws and regulations now classify thousands of harmless activities as crimes, and this case may set the precedent for another widespread activity to become a criminal offense.
Apparently one rape at Stanford University proves the existence of a rape culture, but thousands of rapes perpetrated by a ring of Pakistanis in Rotherham, England do not.
Why bother rescuing thousands of children from rape if it might mean enduring claims of anti-Muslim racism?
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