By Annie-Rose Strasser on November 13, 2013
"The mayor-elect has agreed to settle this case," said Ken Burns, who made a film about the wrongful conviction of the Central Park Five.
By Nicole Flatow on November 12, 2013
Carter played a role in ending the U.S. Supreme Court's death penalty moratorium in the 1970s. But he says he now regrets that decision.
By Nicole Flatow on November 8, 2013
A father's call to police to discipline his son turned deadly.
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By Nicole Flatow on November 7, 2013
Renisha McBride's family says she knocked on a door after her cell phone battery died. She died from a gunshot to the head.
By Carimah Townes on November 1, 2013
A new video captures mentally ill prisoners in California pepper sprayed and forcefully subdued before officers administered medical treatment.
By Nicole Flatow on October 31, 2013
Support for the death penalty is at its lowest level since the U.S. Supreme Court imposed a temporary moratorium on the practice in 1972. But a majority still believe the punishment is applied fairly.
By Nicole Flatow on October 29, 2013
International opposition to the death penalty has dried up supply of execution drugs. Ohio is one of several states to turn to new, questionable execution methods.
Contrary to Republican assertions, Stand Your Ground is not just another self-defense law.
By Annie-Rose Strasser on October 29, 2013
Ex-offenders have a hard time getting back on their feet. Target's new rule might make it a little easier.
Judge James Bredar said marijuana offenses are more akin to improperly taxing cigarettes than heroin distribution, citing a shift in federal government attitude.