Crime

Penn State and the failure of men

Crime
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 3/14/12, 03:22 pm

On Monday, the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees released a report explaining why they "removed" the late head football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier last November. Penn State alumni, students, and others complained about the firings and asked the trustees to "state clearly" why they did so. The report is their response.

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Border Patrol in Brooks County (AP/Photo by Tina Rossell)

'Out of control'

Crime | Iranian assassination plot linked to increased Mexican drug cartel activity north of the border
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/13/11, 04:14 pm

BROOKS COUNTY, Texas-Less than 70 miles north of the Mexican border, a startling headline blared from local newspapers here in the tiny town of Falfurrias, Texas, on Wednesday: "Terror plot suspect has local link."

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D. Waldt (Wikipedia Commons)

Amazing and flawed

Crime | Three years after his death, lawyers try to clear a civil rights icon of an incest conviction
by Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
Posted 9/21/11, 05:16 pm

In the 1960s James Bevel was one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s top advisers and an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. Now, three years after his death, Bevel's attorney is trying to clear the reverend of a conviction for incest.

Bonnie Hoffman, Bevel's attorney, argued before the Virginia Supreme Court on Monday, Sept. 12, that Bevel's conviction should be tossed out because his case was in the process of being appealed when he died in December 2008.

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