Crime & Justice

Hearing On 1990s Boston Cop Killing

August 26, 2014

Detectives could be called as witnesses in a hearing to determine whether a man convicted of killing a Boston cop 21 years ago should be given a new trial.

Prosecutors Argue Against Moving Tsarnaev Trial

August 26, 2014

In a reply filed on Monday in U.S. District Court, prosecutors called polling data presented by a defense expert “false and misleading.”

Girl Pulled From Cape Cod Swimming Pool Dies

August 25, 2014

One of two young sisters who were pulled from an indoor swimming pool on Cape Cod last week has died.

DA Conley: Teen Arrested In Dorchester Shooting Death Of Dawnn Jaffier

August 25, 2014

Officials will speak about the arraignment of a man facing charges in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier in Dorchester Saturday.

Teen Arraigned On Murder Charges In Shooting Death Of Boston Woman

August 25, 2014

Keith Williams was arraigned Monday in Dorchester Municipal Court on murder and gun charges in connection with the fatal shooting Saturday morning of 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier.

Woman Killed During Dorchester Parade Dedicated Her Life To Children

August 25, 2014

Dawnn Jaffier, 26, was a volunteer at City Year, the Boys & Girls Club and worked with the nonprofit school program Playworks.

Amid Unrest, Boston Leaders Visit Ferguson

August 25, 2014
People march down the street after a standoff with police Monday in Ferguson. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Religious and community leaders from Boston are among the thousands of people in Ferguson, Missouri, for Michael Brown’s funeral.

Swansea Man Arrested In Shooting Death Of Woman

August 24, 2014

A Swansea man has been arrested in the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman and will be charged with murder.

4 Women Accuse Everett Mayor Of Sexual Harassment

August 24, 2014

Four women have accused Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria of sexual harassment over the past decade. DeMaria rejected the allegations and suggested that opponents of a proposed casino could be spreading falsehoods about him.

Prosecutor: Lowell Cop In Crash Discussed Leaving Scene

August 23, 2014

Eric Wayne faces charges including motor vehicle homicide and drunken driving following an overnight accident that killed a Lawrence man.

Woman Dead In Dorchester Parade Shooting

August 23, 2014

The victim of the Saturday morning shooting has been identified as Dawnn Jaffier, a 26-year-old city resident.

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Dismissal

August 23, 2014

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Friday to dismiss indictments against the suspect and put on hold further proceedings over concerns about the process of selecting jurors in federal court.

Hernandez Fiancee Seeks Perjury-Charge Dismissal

August 22, 2014

Defense attorneys for Shayanna Jenkins say she did not willfully lie as she was bombarded with 1,630 questions over two days before a grand jury.

Supporters Of Haiti’s Former President Try To Block His Arrest

August 22, 2014
Supporters of former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide hold pictures of Aristide during a protest outside his residence on August 21, 2014 in Port-au-Prince to prevent any attempt to arrest him. Aristide, accused of corruption, money laundering, illicit drug trafficking, is now the subject of an order of arrest after failing to answer a summons to appear in court on August 13th. (Hector Retamal/AFP)

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who returned to Haiti in 2011 after years of exile, is accused of corruption and drug trafficking.

After Foley, How To Protect Journalists In Conflict?

August 22, 2014
American freelance journalist James Foley is pictured in November 2012 while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. (Nicole Tung/ via AP)

Th U.S. refuses to pay ransom for hostages, but that doesn’t stop terrorist groups from continuing to kidnap journalists in conflict areas.

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