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.
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.
A proposed amendment to the state constitution was rejected by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Monday over grammar errors and ambiguity. The “Arkansas Cannabis Amendment” will have to be resubmitted, Rutledge said.
Flying back home from an event where he had advocated for accessible transportation, a man with cerebral palsy had to crawl down the aisle to his wheelchair after United Airlines failed to provide him with assistance.
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.
The New York City Police Department has refused a court order for ten months to release records on its vans ‒ honed by the US military in Afghanistan ‒ that use X-ray radiation on city streets. The NYPD was sued over the surveillance tool three years ago.
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.
The "police use-of-force" expert who wrote one of two reports that deemed the fatal police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November was "reasonable" was also instrumental in clearing Colorado officers in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl.
A Seattle yoga class offered to people of color as well as non-heteronormative and non-cisgender persons – while “white friends, allies and partners are respectfully asked not to attend” – has gained the ire of a conservative radio host and on Twitter.