The judge who found the NYPD's stop and frisk policy to be unconstitutional wants the city to test body cameras on officers, as a possible remedy. Experts see pros and cons. Early data from other police departments are encouraging.
In the aftermath of a case that went all the way to the US Supreme Court, Dusten Brown, birth father of 'Baby Veronica,' has refused to hand over the child, defying a court order. The adoptive parents on Wednesday made an appeal for her return.
A federal judge on Monday appointed an independent monitor to revise the New York Police Department's 'stop and frisk' policy, which the court said amounts to racial profiling. That won't be an easy task.
James 'Whitey' Bulger was convicted of 31 racketeering charges, which he barely contested. He also failed to show that his personal code barred him from killing women or serving as an FBI informant, a tie that battered the FBI's reputation.
A US appeals court said an Albanian woman who feared being forced into prostitution if deported is eligible for asylum. With other courts having ruled differently, the issue could go to the Supreme Court.
Two 18-year-olds face charges of distributing child pornography for allegedly posting online a photo of a sexual assault of Nova Scotia teenager Rehtaeh Parsons. She killed herself in April after what her parents describe as relentless taunting.
In closing arguments, Whitey Bulger's lawyers made little attempt to suggest he wasn't a criminal, instead accusing the prosecution of covering up for the FBI and of using 'despicable' men as witnesses.
The case of John Errol Ferguson, executed Monday in Florida, raised the thorny question of how much mental illness is too much for someone facing execution. But the US Supreme Court declined to intervene.
Almost 19 years after Whitey Bulger was first indicted, the prosecution summed up its case, calling him 'one of the most vicious, violent, and calculating criminals ever to walk the streets of Boston.'