Jerry Brown Shows Mercy to Shirley Ree SmithThe governor does the right thing in a doubly tragic shaken baby case.
Can We Trust the Cops’ New Account of Trayvon Martin’s Killing?Not as long as they rely on leaks and unnamed witnesses.
Why Trayvon Martin’s Killer Remains FreeFlorida’s self-defense laws have left Florida safe for no one—except those who shoot first.
Are Innocent Parents Being Prosecuted for Killing Their Babies?The doctor who came up with “shaken-baby syndrome” thinks so.
Inside the Jury That Convicted UVA Student George Huguely of MurderThe forewoman of the jury tells how they reached their verdict.
Why Chris Brown Is Even Worse Than You ThoughtHe not only beats women—he makes a conscious choice to beat women.
Is There an “Obama Effect” on Crime?A surprising new theory for the continuing crime decline among black Americans.
Life After DeathJohn Wheeler was found in a Delaware landfill on New Year's Eve. His widow discusses Wheeler's life, his death, and her frustration with the investigation.
Hard TimeDifferent prisoners experience punishment differently. So why don't we treat them differently?
If George Zimmerman Were on TrialWhich evidence about the shooting of Trayvon Martin could a jury hear?
What if Trayvon Martin Was the One Acting in Self-Defense?There are plenty of reasons to believe his killer isn’t telling the truth.
Should Dharun Ravi Have Testified?The defendant in the Rutgers webcam spying trial didn’t take the stand. Was that a mistake?
Dharun Ravi Should Cut a DealWe may never know why Tyler Clementi jumped off the GW Bridge. Next week’s trial of his roommate won’t offer any answers either.
Columbian Marching PowderHow reforms to the Rockefeller drug laws could help the alleged Ivy League drug dealers.