Crime & Justice

Dozens Arrested After Waco Biker Gang Shootout

May 18, 2015
Authorities investigate a shooting in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Waco, Texas. Authorities say that the shootout victims were members of rival biker gangs that had gathered for a meeting. (Jerry Larson/AP)

A Sunday biker meet-up at a restaurant in Texas turned into a shootout between motorcycle gangs, leaving nine dead and 18 injured.

The Case For Police Militarization

May 18, 2015
An armored military Humvee of the Missouri National Guard sits at a perimeter post outside a Target department store in Jennings, Missouri on November 26, 2104. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the nearby US town of Ferguson on November 24 after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen. (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

An undersheriff in Michigan argues that military-style equipment can be a necessary tool to intervene in potentially violent situations.

Trial Of Man Accused In 2013 Murder Of Amy Lord Begins

May 18, 2015

Jury selection in the trial of 30-year-old Edwin Alemany, who is accused of kidnapping, robbing and killing a 24-year-old Boston woman, is expected to start Monday in Suffolk Superior Court.

Next Steps In Tsarnaev Case: Mass. Attorney On What’s To Come

May 18, 2015

Northampton Attorney David Hoose, who successfully argued to spare the life of a nurse convicted of fatally poisoning VA patients, talks about the appeal process in death penalty cases.

Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Wakefield

May 18, 2015

Police responded to the Colonial Point apartments at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday to find 45-year-old Christine Giordano suffering from multiple stab wounds in the building’s lobby. She was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Doctor, Nurse Acquitted Of Improper Painkiller Prescribing

May 16, 2015

Prosecutors alleged they improperly distributed methadone, oxycodone and fentanyl to patients. Six later died of drug overdoses.

Survivors React To Tsarnaev’s Death Sentence

May 16, 2015

After Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentencing, many bombing survivors say they’re satisfied, but certainly not happy.

After Tsarnaev Verdict, Bostonians Reflect At The Marathon Finish Line

May 16, 2015

With the verdict condemning Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death, the Boston Marathon finish line has again become a place to reflect on everything that’s happened in the past two years.

Federal Jury Imposes 6 Sentences Of Death On Tsarnaev

May 16, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stands with his defense attorneys as a death sentence is read at the Moakley federal courthouse in the penalty phase of his trial in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

In the sentencing phase of the trial, jurors took only a day and a half to decide that he deserved not life in prison, but death.

Bombing Survivors Share Mixed, Emotional Reactions To Tsarnaev Death Penalty

May 15, 2015
Liz Norden, whose two sons each lost a leg in the attack, speaks to media outside the courthouse and receives support from first responder Mike Ward. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Death, “that’s the easy way out for him,” says Carol Downing. “I was hoping that he would go away and never be heard from again,” continues Downing, “and suffer the rest of his life like everybody is going to suffer that’s been involved in this.” Downing’s two daughters spent months in the hospital after the […]

Scenes From Outside The Courthouse After Jury Delivers Death Sentence For Tsarnaev

May 15, 2015
Karen Snyder, right, and Kathryn Vanwie react to the announcement of the death penalty verdict for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev outside the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse Friday, May 15, 2015. Both women felt the verdict was fair. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother. FULL STORY: Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death For Marathon Bombing Related:Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death, What Happens Next?AP Recap: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death

May 15, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

A jury has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death, What Happens Next?

May 15, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stands with his defense attorneys as a death sentence is read at the Moakley federal courthouse in the penalty phase of his trial in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

After four months of trial, a jury has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Here’s what happens next?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death

May 15, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stands with his defense attorneys as a death sentence is read at the Moakley federal courthouse in the penalty phase of his trial in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

The jury deliberating the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev announced Friday that it has reached a decision on whether he should be sentenced to life in prison without parole or to death.

As It Unfolded: Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death

May 15, 2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death. Here’s how it unfolded — and how officials and survivors reacted.

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