Crime & Justice

President Obama’s Final Push To Close Guantanamo

June 25, 2015
A U.S. trooper stands in the turret of a vehicle with a machine gun, left, as a guard looks out from a tower, in this 2010 photo of Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

Questions remain about what happens when the prison is shut down. Where will future U.S. detainees in the so-called war on terror go?

Supreme Court Upholds Key Tool For Fighting Housing Bias

June 25, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., November 6, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The justices ruled 5-4 that federal housing laws prohibit practices that harm minorities, even without proof of intentional discrimination.

Victims React, Some With Disgust, To Tsarnaev’s Apology

June 25, 2015
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 on Wednesday. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time, just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

It’s something victims thought they’d never hear: Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he’s sorry for the pain, suffering and damage he caused. But some victims were not impressed with what he said.

Judge Tells Tsarnaev, Bound For Death Row, He’ll Be Remembered For Murdering, Maiming

June 25, 2015
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 on Wednesday. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time, just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

“What will be remembered” of you, U.S. District Judge George O’Toole told Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during his formal sentencing, “is the evil you have done.”

What The Judge Said As He Sentenced Tsarnaev To Death

June 24, 2015

After victim impact statements and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s statement to the court, here’s what U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. said as he formally sentenced the Boston Marathon bomber to the death penalty.

‘He Chose Hate': What Was Said In Tsarnaev Victim Impact Statements

June 24, 2015

One by one survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and victims’ family members came forward to address Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at his formal sentencing hearing. Here’s some of what was said.

Boston Marathon Bomber Apologizes For The First Time

June 24, 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)

“I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken, for the suffering that I’ve caused you, for the damage that I’ve done,” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said.

‘I Am Sorry For The Lives That I’ve Taken': What Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Said In Court

June 24, 2015
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 on Wednesday. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time, just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

The Boston Marathon bomber broke his silence Wednesday. Here’s what he said.

White House Won’t Prosecute Hostages’ Families For Paying Ransom

June 24, 2015
American freelance journalist James Foley is pictured in November 2012 while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. (Nicole Tung/freejamesfoley.org via AP)

President Obama says the U.S. will no longer threaten families with prosecution if they pay ransom to terrorist groups.

WWII Vets Never Compensated After Race-Based Mustard Gas Experiments

June 24, 2015
Three test subjects enter a gas chamber, which will fill with mustard gas, as part of the military's secret chemical warfare testing in March 1945. (Courtesy of Edgewood Arsenal)

An investigation by NPR has found that minority soldiers were singled out, and that the VA failed to keep its promise to pay benefits.

Boston Bombing Trial Culminates With Victim Impact Statements

June 24, 2015
FILE - In this March 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston. Prosecutors rested their case against Tsarnaev on Monday, March 30, 2015, after jurors saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)

Two dozen people, including survivors and family members of those killed in the bombing, faced the convicted bomber today.

Victims Expected To Deliver Impact Statements At Tsarnaev Formal Sentencing

June 24, 2015
Following the delivery of the jury's verdict in the Boston bombing trial, Liz Norden, whose sons each lost a leg in the bombings, speaks with media. (Stephen Savoia/AP)

In federal court in Boston Wednesday morning, about two dozen people are scheduled to one by one tell convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev what his crimes did to them and their families.

‘I Am Sorry For The Lives That I’ve Taken': Tsarnaev Apologizes To Bombing Victims

June 24, 2015
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 on Wednesday. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time, just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

In a startling turn, the Boston Marathon bomber apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time Wednesday just before a judge formally sentenced him to death.

Bridgewater State University Daycare Worker Indicted In Rape Case

June 23, 2015

A grand jury returned indictments Tuesday against Kyle Loughlin on two counts of aggravated statutory rape, two charges of aggravated rape of a child and six counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

Looking Back At Another Dramatic Prison Escape

June 23, 2015
The sign featured at the entrance to the Penitentiary of New Mexico. (Skarz/Wikimedia Commons)

In 1988, a helicopter landed in the prison yard at the Penitentiary of New Mexico and flew off with three prisoners.

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