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When Kiheem Taylor was charged with kidnapping two teenagers at a Timonium light-rail station and raping one of them, prosecutors struggled with an all-too common problem — they didn't have enough solid evidence. But Taylor gave prosecutors a break...
Tags: Prisons, Prosecution, Judges, Crime, Law and Justice, Murder
Within an hour after an East Baltimore man died while in police custody, Cortly "C.D." Witherspoon got an urgent phone call from someone with connections to the family, asking for his help. The next day, Witherspoon, a 30-year-old clergyman and single...
Whenever JoJo Ramos visits his "meemaw," he never forgets to ask for "bendición," a Spanish blessing, in his Appalachian-Florida dialect before crossing into the heart of her home in Belle Glade. He calls himself a "hillbilly" Puerto Rican in honor of...
In a shocking turn, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester has revoked George Zimmerman's bond in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman now has 48 hours to turn himself in to authorities. The decision came after the revelation that Zimmerman and his...
ReutersSANFORD, Fla. (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the Florida killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, returned to jail on Sunday after a court revoked his bond and ordered him back into custody. Zimmerman,...
Tags: Prisons, Prosecution, Criminal Laws, Chicago, Judges
They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers. Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
Old Sanford eats at the Colonial Room. The menu hasn't changed in 30 years and, despite new owners, is unlikely to change much in the future. Old Sanford likes predictability, familiarity, tradition and meatloaf on Mondays, fried chicken on Thursdays. Old...
In the heart of Sanford's poorest and largest black enclave — a stone's throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots — stands the city's new, state-of-the-art public-safety complex. For a while, some residents saw the modern,...
Two decades ago, a largely white jury from a Los Angeles suburb lit a perilously short racial fuse with two words: "Not guilty." Four white Los Angeles police officers were freed on charges of excessive force in the brutal beating of Rodney King —...
Robert Zimmerman Sr. arrived at the Orlando Sentinel lobby alone March 15. He was so nervous that he was trembling. Sad and resigned, he discussed death threats his family had received. But the father of George Zimmerman also was determined as he...
I noted with interest the other night on "Late Show With David Letterman," in a thinly veiled attempt to chide Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama said that as president he must represent all the people. Was President Obama representing all the people...
RedEyeThe night after she managed to scare off an intruder who had broken into her apartment and snuck into her bedroom, Sarah Braunstein slept with a hammer under her pillow for protection. "It didn't become a habit," said Braunstein, 27, of Logan Square....
Tags: Criminal Laws, Judges, Crime, Law and Justice, Lawyers, Murder
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