A wrongfully convicted man was exonerated after serving 16 years behind bars on rape and sexual assault charges. DNA results not only conclusively showed Luis Vargas to be innocent, but also that a notorious rapist is still on the loose.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is under pressure to protect a kind of debit card consumer it currently ignores: just-released prisoners. A debit card program that they have “no choice” but to use is charging them exorbitant fees.
A Texas judge’s knack for sentencing defendants to marriage is catching up with him: Past defendants are coming forward to share their stories after seeing news of a 21-year-old and 19-year-old ordered to marry as punishment.
The maximum security Oklahoma State Penitentiary was nearly breached by an unmanned aerial vehicle smuggling drugs and tools in. It crashed into the perimeter’s razor-wire. Now, prison officials are stepping up their game in trying to “maintain vigilance.”
An 18-year-old man was arrested for resisting arrest in Manchester, New Hampshire, after a police officer scoped him out for parking within a “predictive hot spot” for crime. No other charges were filed.
A rural Alabama judge is under fire for offering minor crime offenders the option of giving blood in lieu of paying monetary fines for their crimes, or going to jail – a choice the Southern Poverty Law Center has called unconstitutional.
An old saying goes: “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” It may not quite apply to a new FBI report on officer-involved shootings, but the phrase expresses some of the frustrations felt by activists on behalf of the victims who went uncounted.
A California Planned Parenthood clinic was the target of arson this week, just six weeks after the same location was vandalized. Heated rhetoric directed against the sexual and reproductive health non-profit has increased of late, putting its clinics on alert.
A 5-month-old girl who was shot in the chest on Thursday has died, according to police in Cleveland, Ohio. The death of Aavielle Wakefield marks the third fatal shooting incident involving children on Cleveland's east side in the last month.