25 Aug 2013

New Human Trafficking Laws Now Passed

  Cindy McCain spoke out Wednesday not as a businesswoman or a politician’s wife but as a modern-day abolitionist, fighting human trafficking at a time when activists estimate more people are enslaved than at the pinnacle of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. McCain, who co-chairs the Arizona Task Force on Human

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25 Aug 2013

Police Videotaped Planting Crack Cocaine

A shocking video is now making its way around the Internet.  The video involves a man who was under police suspicion for selling drugs, even though he wasn’t selling anything illegal.  The man, Donald Andrews Jr., ran a smoke shop in Schenectady County, New York. Law enforcement officials in the

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25 Jul 2013

Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody

The murder case against Tony Bennett seemed pretty straightforward. Shortly before midnight on May 7, 1994, police found a 26-year-old man in the foyer of an apartment building near Flushing, Queens. Jake Powell was near death, blood pouring from a gunshot wound, but he managed to speak the name of

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25 Jul 2013

Teen who murdered baby in dad's arms gets 90 years to life

Sixteen-year-old Donald Ray Dokins’ short stature and baby face belie the crime he committed: the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old boy in the arms of his proud and doting father. As he prepared to sentence the teenager, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pat Connolly could barely contain his contempt. “You

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25 Jul 2013

When Children Die, Justice Can Be Elusive

Her name was Isis Charm Vas and at 6 months old she was a slight child — fifth percentile in height and weight. When the ambulance sped her to Northwest Texas Hospital on a Saturday morning in October 2000, doctors and nurses feared that someone had done something awful to

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