Black Americans are not more likely to be shot by the police than White Americans in proportion to each group’s rate of interaction with the police, as measured by crime rate, a new study argues.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned from office mere hours after a bombshell report that four women have accused him of physical assault and death threats.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D.) will be granting all convicted felons in the state who are on parole a pardon, a move that will restore voting rights to more than 35,000 people.
Voters oppose abolishing the death penalty 64 to 31 percent, according to a recently released poll of American voters from Quinnipiac University.
A former judge who was arrested and indicted following an FBI investigation last year has been hit with five additional federal indictments for a scheme that allegedly involved stealing cash from a nonprofit that was meant to aid drug addicts, ordering the destruction of documents, and suggesting a witness lie to a grand jury, the Justice Department recently announced.
The suspect in a series of bombings that have terrorized Austin, Texas, in recent weeks is dead after blowing himself up following a police chase, authorities said Wednesday morning.
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an illegal immigrant acquitted in the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco, is accusing the federal government of collusion with state and city authorities and “vindictive prosecution.”
The Broward State Attorney’s office has filed notice of intent to seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the accused perpetrator of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced four new nominees to the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC), at least two of whom, if confirmed, would bring a tough-on-crime attitude to the federal government’s sentencing advisory body.