Whatever happens to neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, the dialogue on race must go on. Media perpetually associate criminality with black males. Legislators criminalize black dress. And the criminal justice system disproportionately penalizes black men and boys.
Judith Heumann learned early on that if she was going to be part of society she'd have to fight for the right.
Violent crimes against hotel employees, as is alleged in the Strauss-Kahn case, are rare, but they do take place. Industry experts say protecting staff and making them feel safe is a priority.
Craigslist killer suspect Philip Markoff's suicide denies the victim's family members a chance to confront him in court.
The number of inmates in state prisons declined in 2009 after a long upswing. Efforts to control skyrocketing corrections budgets are a key reason.
An incident-filled spring triggers talk of how community involvement, perhaps in addition to more police on the streets, can combat gang violence.
The state's plan to house some inmates in tents could save money, but it's drawing criticism.