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Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio dismissed prisoners' bellyaching about heat by pointing out that soldiers serving in Iraq cope with similar conditions.
Marcus Dixon, an African-American teenager, was sentenced to ten years in prison for having had sex with a white teenaged girl.
Passengers encountered by reporter on airline flight were proved to be terrorists making a dry run at assembling a bomb on-board.
A film about serial killers Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka is in the works.
Two British youths who killed a child named Jamie Bulger have been granted anonymity for life by the courts and were released in June 2001.
Black leaders are planning a big event to honor Stan "Tookie" Williams.
Policewoman Stephanie Mohr was unjustly jailed for loosing her police dog on criminals.
Law enforcement group urges boycott of the video game 25 to Life.
E-mail reproduces news account of the stabbing death of 17-year-old Anna Svidersky.
The U.S. Congress includes several dozen members who have committed various crimes and other acts of moral turpitude.
Two armed illegal aliens perpetrating a home invasion were killed by an 11-year-old girl.
E-mail describes the brutal rape and murder of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian.
Petition seeks to ensure justice is done in case of mother who killed her baby in a microwave oven.
E-mail and video describes the fatal abuse case of 2-year-old Kelsey Smith-Briggs.
Six black students in Jena, Louisiana, were charged with attempted murder for a beating administered to a white student.
E-mail describes the kidnapping, assault, and torture of Megan Williams by six white suspects.
Anthony Weakfall, a 15-year-old who killed infant Imani Jennings, has been charged as a juvenile.
Mug shots demonstrate a preponderance of Obama supporters among arrestees.
A new executive order gives INTERPOL license to operate with impunity within the U.S.
Article contrasts sentences given to Roy Brown and Paul R. Allen.
Account describes the shooting of White Plains resident Kenneth Chamberlain.
Bob and Nancy Strait, a Tulsa, Oklahoma, couple, were beaten and robbed in their home.
The passage of HR 347 makes it illegal to protest anywhere the Secret Service is present.
Koch Industries is paying the legal fees of George Zimmerman, the defendant in the Trayvon Martin case.
A woman was arrested for trespassing for taking pictures of an airport tourist attraction from a publicly accessible area.
Edward Krawetz, a police officer convicted of assault for kicking a handcuffed woman in the head is engaged in hearings to retain his job.
A football player at Lancaster High School severely beat a gay student but was not charged with a crime.
Photograph shows a woman named Mallory Owens who was severely beaten because she is a lesbian.
The series Amish Mafia depicts the real-life exploits of Lancaster County "fixers."
Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial on charges of having committed illegal late-term abortions.
An 18-year-old student named Cameron D'Ambrosio was arrested on terrorism charges over comments he posted to Facebook.
A division of the U.S. Department of Justice organized rallies calling for the arrest and prosecution of George Zimmerman.
Account describes the shooting death of Antonio West.
President Obama has "filed federal charges against George Zimmerman."
Graphic compares the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Marley Lion.
Musical acts have declined to perform in Florida over that state's "stand your ground" law.
Roderick Scott was acquitted after shooting a teenager who was breaking into cars.
A man named Anthony Southern is wanted by police for beating a 17-month-old child.
O.J. Simpson was caught stealing cookies in prison.
Video shows a woman wanted by the FBI for torturing a baby.
The 2-year-old son of NFL star Adrian Peterson has died as the result of an apparent beating.
A 60-year-old woman killed two teenagers who were attempting to make her a "knockout game" victim.
A father was sentenced to jail for paying too much child support.
Gospel singer Marvin Sapp is linked to the disappearance of Dr. Teleka Patrick.
Former Navy SEAL Chris Heben was shot after a parking lot altercation and drove himself to the hospital after pursuing his assailant[s].
NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was arrested on drug charges.
Killed Ferguson, Missouri, teen Michael Brown had a lengthy arrest record.
Bill Cosby has engaged in sexual misconduct with thirteen different women but has settled such claims out of court to avoid prosecution.
Kaldrick Donald was shot and killed after his mother called police for assistance in transporting him to a mental hospital.
Image depicts Mike Brown pointing a gun while holding money in his mouth.
St. Louis prosecutor Robert McCulloch runs a charity called Backstoppers that sold "I support Ofc. Darren Wilson" shirts to raise money for the policeman's defense fund.
Deandre Joshua, a 20-year-old man who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, was a grand jury witness in the Mike Brown case?
Image depicting Mike Brown's mother and her boyfriend (not his father) provides a truthful description of the teen's home life.
Video depicts Mike Brown assaulting an elderly man over a stolen backpack.
ABC paid Darren Wilson $500,000 for his interview with George Stephanopoulos.
Illinois has made it a felony for its citizens to record the activities of police.
Greenpeace irreparably damaged Peru's historic Nazca lines during a publicity stunt.
The murder of Georgia youth Keith Passmore has been ignored by the media because the victim was white.
The Heartless Felons gang issued an order to kill all white police officers.
A man was ordered to pay $30,000 in support for a child that DNA testing proved was not his.
Mike Brown's mother posted comments to Twitter and Facebook celebrating an incident during which two police officers were shot in Ferguson.
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