Anthony Elonis was prosecuted under a law banning illegal threats after he posted Facebook rants in the form of rap lyrics about killing his estranged wife, harming law enforcement officials and shooting up a school.
Police and prosecutors are using DNA matches from old rape test kits to track down sexual predators. In Cleveland, prosecutors have indicted more than 300 rape suspects since 2013, based on newly tested DNA evidence.
A Nevada man, Wayne Burgarello, was found not guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed trespasser. Such cases are testing the limits of ‘stand-your-ground’ laws weighing self-defense and illegal homicide.
The consent agreement between the US Department of Justice and the Cleveland Police Department is one of the most stringent ever. But a 'jolt from the outside' is needed to reestablish trust with the community, experts say.
An appeals court on Tuesday rejected the government’s argument that a program promising special status and work permits to some illegal immigrants should be allowed to move forward while the underlying legal case is litigated.
Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo has been found not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire. The US Justice Department has determined that Cleveland police for years engaged in a pattern of using excessive force.
Daron Dylon Wint was arrested Thursday by a fugitive task force and is charged with first-degree murder of a wealthy DC family and their housekeeper.. Wint is expected to appear in DC Superior Court on Friday afternoon.
Bikers involved in the Waco, Texas, shootout have been treated differently because they're white, some activists say. Such concerns point to how different communities view events through different lenses, media analysts say.