Crime

Holder to propose justice system reforms that ease punishment on some drug offenders

Holder to propose justice system reforms that ease punishment on some drug offenders

Attorney Gen. Eric Holder is looking at scaling back sentences on drug-related crimes as a way to ease overcrowding in prisons and begin what could become a major overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice system. Holder is scheduled to outline the changes Monday in a speech to the American Bar Association in San Francisco.  Among […]

How did a brilliant science student become a suspect in mass murder?

How did a brilliant science student become a suspect in mass murder?

James Eagen Holmes came from a well-tended San Diego enclave of two-story homes with red-tiled roofs, where neighbors recall him as a clean-cut, studious young man of sparing words. Tall and dark-haired, he stared clear-eyed at the camera in a 2004 high school yearbook snapshot, wearing a white junior varsity soccer uniform — No. 16. […]

Sorry your honor but immigration made me do it

Sorry your honor but immigration made me do it

The lawyer for an African woman charged with smuggling young girls from Togo to New Jersey said her trial was about cultural norms that failed to translate in America. Twelve American jurors saw it as a clear-cut example of human trafficking, and she was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Both sides focused on the […]