Crime & Justice

2 Women Sue BU Music Professor For Distress, Harassment

April 12, 2016

The complaint was filed Tuesday against Eric Ruske, a professor of music in BU’s College of Fine Arts, in Suffolk Superior Court.

Suffolk DA: Officers Who Fatally Shot Suspect That Had Shot Cop Won’t Be Charged

April 12, 2016
Officer John Moynihan, left, and Angelo West (Boston Police Department)

District Attorney Dan Conley said the two Boston officers and a state trooper acted lawfully in self-defense when they shot at Angelo West last year. West was killed.

Annie Dookhan, Chemist At Center Of Mass. Drug Lab Scandal, Is Out Of Prison

April 12, 2016
Annie Dookhan, in late 2012 (Steven Senne/AP)

Dookhan was convicted of faking test results and tampering with evidence in criminal drug cases at a Boston lab operated by the Department of Public Health. Her actions led to the review of tens of thousands of criminal drug cases.

Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Seeks Support In Congress

April 11, 2016
Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court, arrives for a meeting with U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) April 6, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Garland continued to place visits to Senate members after he was nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The federal appeals court judge has been meeting privately with lawmakers. NPR’s Nina Totenberg shares the latest.

Shooting Of NFL’s Will Smith Part Of Recent Spate Of Violence In New Orleans

April 11, 2016
John Fuller, an attorney who provided legal representation at a magistrate bond hearing for Cardell Hayes, talks to reporters outside municipal court after the hearing in New Orleans, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Hayes is accused of shooting and killing former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith and wounding his wife by gunfire, after a traffic accident Saturday night. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

In the past few weeks, at least four rapes were reported and multiple people were shot in separate incidents across New Orleans.

The SJC Battle Over Whether Attleboro’s La Salette Shrine Owes Property Taxes

April 11, 2016
The LaSalette Shrine is appearing before the Supreme Judicial Court to appeal a ruling that they must pay taxes on several pieces of their property. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

The shrine is arguing that it should not pay taxes on several pieces of its property, including 110 acres of woods used by priests for meditation walks.

U.S. Judge Ordered Apple To Help Retrieve Data In Boston Case

April 9, 2016
While the government has dropped its case against Apple regarding hacking the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers, there are other similar cases still pending, including here in Boston. (Ng Han Guan/AP)

The Feb. 1 order from U.S. Magistrate Marianne Bowler was unsealed Friday after the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office moved to have the information made public.

French Police Say They Have Arrested Fugitive Suspect In Paris Attacks

April 8, 2016
Belgian authorities have released this still image from surveillance video of three men suspected of taking part in the attacks at Belgium's Zaventem Airport. (Belgian Federal Police)

The suspect, Mohamed Abrini, is believed to be the mysterious “man in the hat” who escaped the double bombing at the Zaventem airport in Belgium.

Putin Responds To Panama Papers Allegations

April 8, 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a state awards ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, on March 10, 2016. (Pavel Golovkin/AFP/Getty Images)

The Russian president has called the massive document leak an American plot against his country.

Singer-Songwriter Ben Harper On Race, Police Violence And Making Music

April 7, 2016
Ben Harper (second from left) and his band the Innocent Criminals. (Ben Harper Facebook)

Ben Harper’s new album addresses issues of race and police violence that have roiled the African-American community.

Cambridge Workplace Shooting Leaves 1 Hurt, Gunman Dead

April 7, 2016

A man shot and injured a former co-worker at a Massachusetts business before killing himself in what police are calling an act of workplace violence.

What We’re Learning From The Panama Papers

April 7, 2016
A massive leak from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca of 11.5 million tax documents exposed the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities. (Eduardo Grimaldo/AFP/Getty Images)

The prime minister of Iceland resigned over revelations in the Panama Papers. What more is there?

Mass. SJC Hears Case Of Teen Who Sent Texts Urging Boyfriend’s Suicide

April 7, 2016
Michelle Carter listens to her defense attorney argue in August for an involuntary manslaughter charge against her to be dismissed at Juvenile Court in New Bedford, Mass. (Peter Pereira/The New Bedford Standard Times via AP pool/file)

Michelle Carter is awaiting trial in the 2014 death of Conrad Roy II.

Mass. High Court: Convicted Peabody Officer Can Keep His Pension

April 7, 2016

The Supreme Judicial Court in its ruling Wednesday said denying Edward Bettencourt his pension is an excessive fine that’s unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment.

At Boston College Law School Forum, Tsarnaev Judge Defends Handling Of Trial

April 7, 2016
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stands before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing to apologize, just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Judge George O’Toole addressed criticism over the racial makeup of the jury that sentenced convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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