Crime & Justice

Harvard Law Professors Say School’s Sex Assault Policies Are Unfairly Weighted Against Accused

October 15, 2014
Harvard and its law school are among the six Massachusetts schools undergoing a federal sexual assault probe. Amherst College, Boston University, Emerson College and UMass Amherst made the list of 55 colleges and universities currently under scrutiny. (Chitose Suzuki/AP/File)

A group of Harvard law school professors say the school’s new policies for handling sexual assault are out of balance badly and are calling for changes.

Boston Man Charged With Kidnapping Woman Held On $500,000 Bail

October 15, 2014

A Boston man charged with kidnapping a woman at gunpoint and locking her in the trunk of his car before she escaped on a busy highway has been held on $500,000 bail.

Man Held On $1M Bail In Stabbings Of 2 Boston Common Rangers

October 15, 2014

Bodio Hutchinson, 34, was arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges.

Winchester Woman Found Dead; Police Seek Her Son

October 15, 2014

Barbara McAveeney, of Winchester, was found dead in her home and police are looking for her son.

Boston Man Who Took His Own Life Had Killed Son, DA Says

October 14, 2014

Boston authorities say they have concluded that a man who took his own life in September was the person responsible for the death of his 6-year-old son two days earlier.

2 Park Rangers Stabbed On Boston Common

October 14, 2014

A suspect, Bodio Hutchinson, 34, of Boston, is in custody. Boston Police Commissioner Williams Evans said Hutchinson had an outstanding warrant for assault and battery on a police officer and on drug charges.

Prosecutors Say Infants Found Dead In Blackstone Home May Have Been Alive

October 14, 2014
Erika Murray is escorted into a courtroom for her arraignment at Uxbridge District Court in Uxbridge on Sept. 12. (Paul Kapteyn/AP/Pool)

Two of the three babies whose remains were found in the home had been wearing diapers and one-piece infant outfits.

Boston Reverend Discusses Arrest In Ferguson, Mo.

October 14, 2014

Rev. Osagyefo Sekou was charged with assaulting a police officer and was released Monday night. He joined WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Police: Body Found In Boston Fire Had Been Stabbed

October 13, 2014

A man found dead after a five-alarm fire in Boston late last week had been stabbed multiple times and police have launched a homicide investigation.

Witness: Tsarnaev Knew Brother Involved In 2011 Case

October 12, 2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers say any evidence showing his now-deceased brother participated in the triple homicide is critical to their defense.

Deferred Prosecution Sought For Harvard Student

October 11, 2014

A Harvard University student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam may avoid federal prosecution.

Hernandez Defense Loses Bid To Toss Cellphone

October 10, 2014

A Superior Court judge ruled Friday to allow Aaron Hernandez’s BlackBerry as evidence in the murder case against him. The defense argued it was seized under a false claim of legal authority. Prosecutors said they had a valid warrant and that Hernandez’s lawyers turned it over willingly.

Cape Cod Brothers Convicted Of Drug Conspiracy

October 10, 2014

The two brothers have been convicted of operating an oxycodone distribution scheme that brought hundreds of thousands of pills to the region and netted $5 million in proceeds.

State Supreme Court: Candidate Has Right To Meet Voters At Store

October 10, 2014

The Supreme Judicial Court has expanded the rights of candidates for public office to conduct political activity on private commercial property.

Afghan Soldiers Who Fled Cape Cod Base Fear Death At Home

October 10, 2014

Earlier this week, a judge set $25,000 bail for one of the three men. The two others are still awaiting hearings.

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