One Man Injured Following Officer-Involved Shooting in Des Moines

One Man Injured Following Officer-Involved Shooting in Des Moineswhotv.comDES MOINES, Iowa- One man was injured following an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in Des Moines. Shortly before 10:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at an apartment located at 6710 SE 5th Street. When police ...

Gaza war, ISIS atrocities fuelling hate crime spike in New York City: Bill Bratton

Gaza war, ISIS atrocities fuelling hate crime spike in New York City: Bill BrattonNew York Daily NewsMedia coverage of the two major stories to emerge from the Mideast this summer contributed to a 50% combined jump in bias-related attacks against members of the two religions as well as other hate crimes, such as anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim graffiti, ...Hate crimes on the rise in NYC New York PostNYPD: Hate Crimes Against Muslims, Jews Up Due To Unrest Overseas CBS LocalNYPD: Hate crimes up ...
  September 18, 2014  

Closing Arguments Today inArab Bank Terror Funding Trial

     BROOKLYN (CN) - Closing arguments are to begin Thursday in the case against Arab Bank, which is accused of providing material support to Hamas-sponsored suicide attackers in the West Bank in the early 2000s.     The jury is expected to begin deliberating Friday, after 6 weeks of testimony in U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan's Brooklyn high-rise courtroom while Israel and Hamas continue to fight nearly 6,000 miles away in the Mideast. &nb...
  September 18, 2014  

Two men convicted in 1993 kidnapping of Brooklyn teen see guilty verdicts …

Two men convicted in 1993 kidnapping of Brooklyn teen see guilty verdicts ...New York Daily NewsTwo men who've spent more than 15 years in prison after being convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl saw their guilty verdicts overturned Wednesday when a state appeals court ruled cops withheld evidence that might have cleared ...After Nearly 23 Years of Legal Struggle, a Conviction Is Reversed New York TimesSecond Department Overturns Two 1993 Kidnap Convictions New Yor...
  September 18, 2014  

The Randolph Maidens Murder Case

     In April 2013, Dr. Rachael F. Maidens, a successful orthodontist, resided with her husband Randolph and their two-year-old daughter Natalie in a $900,000 home inside a gated, 600-acre subdivision in Brentwood, an affluent suburb outside of Nashville, Tennessee. The Brentwood native attended Father Ryan High School, Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, and the University of Florida College of Dental Medicine. She began practicing orthodontics in her hometown in 2006.    ...
  September 18, 2014  

Criminal Justice Quote: University of Virginia Student Missing

     Virginia police focused their search Tuesday September 16, 2014 for a missing University of Virginia student. Investigators are interested in a text message she sent to friends saying that she'd gotten lost walking home early Sunday morning from a party.     Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, a second-year student, was reportedly last seen inside an off-campus apartment complex in Charlottesville, just before midnight. About an hour after she left the party, she sent the message…She was ...
  September 18, 2014  

Writing Quote: The Horror Genre and the Thrill of Fictitious Fear

Fear is fun. Being frightened is delicious. We tend to giggle when we're really scared--partly to expel the tension, partly because we're having such a good time. I'm not talking real fear. No one enjoys encountering a knife at the throat, or facing a loaded gun, or fighting the horrors of cancer. But a book or movie or a TV show can't physically hurt us. Instead, they provide an escape hatch, a way for us to deal with the fact that death is as natural as birth and that no one gets out of life ...
  September 18, 2014  

Writing Quote: Humanizing a Despicable Fictional Protagonist

The 1955 novel Lolita stirred a lot of controversy when it was published and Vladimir Nabokov spent quite a bit of time insisting that his own knowledge of nymphets was purely scholarly, unlike the fictional Humbert Humbert, who molested young girls. In Lolita, Nabokov committed one of the toughest acts of the fiction writer: staying true to the humanness of a reprehensible character. Humbert Humbert is as disgusting and deplorable as a character as any ever written and it would be easy to cas...
  September 18, 2014  

NSA Recruiter Grabs Student’s Phone to Stop him from Recording

So a National Security Agency recruiter named “Neal Z.” was manning a booth a University of New Mexico job fair when he was confronted by two students with cameras who began interrogating him about the agency’s spying tactics. It began with one student accusing the NSA of collecting metadata of all phone calls within the United States, which Neal Z. first denied. But when the student assured him that the NSA does do this, Neal Z. relented and admitted that it was done under the...
  September 18, 2014  

Texas Executes Woman for Murder of 9-Year-Old

Texas Executes Woman for Murder of 9-Year-OldTIMEColeman, 38, was sentenced to death in 2006 for the murder of Davontae Williams, who in 2004 was found dead in the Arlington, Texas, apartment that Coleman shared with the child's mother, Marcella Williams. The emaciated child weighed just 36 lb.Texas set to execute Lisa Coleman for gruesome murder of child The GuardianTexas executes female killer for murder of child Telegraph.co.uk
  September 18, 2014