Crime & Justice

Hundreds Protest, Block Traffic At Harvard Square

December 13, 2014

Demonstrators held up their hands while chanting “hands up, don’t shoot” Friday night.

Judge: Rape Lawsuit Against Harvard Can Proceed

December 13, 2014

A Massachusetts judge has reinstated a lawsuit against Harvard University over child rape allegations against a now-dead swim coach that date back four decades.

Judge: 2012 Killings Not Allowed In Separate Aaron Hernandez Case

December 12, 2014
A judge ruled prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings -- above, in Boston, in July 2012 -- with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged. (Courtney Sacco/AP)

Prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged.

Doctors Consider What They Can Do About Gun Violence

December 12, 2014
The artwork "Non-Violence" (a.k.a. "The Knotted Gun") by Fredrik Reuterswärd was a gift from the government of Luxembourg to the United Nations in 1988. (jcapaldi/Flickr)

More than 100 physicians and crime prevention advocates gathered recently for an educational course on preventing gun violence.

‘Justice for All’ March On Washington Calls For End To Police Violence

December 12, 2014
Dr. Roger Mitchell, chief resident of the GWU Medical Center Department of Pathology, warms up the crowd during a rally in Lafayette Square across from the White House March 14, 2006 in Washington, D.C. Mitchell said the tragedy of the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina is just another piece of the puzzle of injustice in the United States. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Washington, D.C. chief medical examiner Dr. Roger Mitchell is among those attending the march. He discusses why it’s necessary.

In One California Town, Police Want Kids To Lay Down Their Nerf Guns

December 12, 2014
Police in Livermore, Calif. want high school students to end their yearly mock battle with Nerf guns. Pictured are boys with Nerf guns in Michigan. (lisbokt/Flickr)

High school students in Livermore have taken up arms in their yearly game of “Assassin” — a mock battle with Nerf guns.

Iraq Lawmaker Wants U.S. Boots On The Ground

December 12, 2014
Vian Dakhil, a member of Iraqi parliament, testifies on the Islamic State group actions in Iraq during a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 9, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Vian Dakhil, the only member of the Yazidi minority in Iraq’s parliament, says ISIS is winning the war.

Survey: 20 Percent Of Female College Student Victims Report Sexual Assault To Police

December 11, 2014
Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995–2013

That compares to 32 percent of nonstudent female victims who report the assault to police.

Former Intelligence Committee Member Responds To ‘Torture Report’

December 11, 2014
Former California Rep. Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, testifies June 5, 2014 before a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on development in Ukraine. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Jane Harman raised concerns about CIA practices when she was the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

Miami-Dade Mayor Wants All Police To Have Body Cameras

December 11, 2014
Officer Joshua Jones demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera during a press conference on December 3, 2014 in New York City. The NYPD is beginning a trial exploring the use of body cameras. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor Carlos Gimenez says the big debate now is how much of the footage should be available to the public.

Mass. State Trooper’s Duty Restricted In Pepper Spray Probe

December 10, 2014

State police say a trooper accused of pepper-spraying a protester last week has been placed on restricted duty during their internal investigation.

Harvard Medical Students Protest Ferguson, NYC Cases

December 10, 2014
Some 100 Harvard Medical School on Wednesday protested deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police as well as racial inequality in medical treatment. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Harvard Medical School students joined students from some 40 other medical schools across the country Wednesday in protesting the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and racial inequality in medical treatment.

Training Simulator Leaves Officers Surrounded

December 10, 2014
Military servicemen use VirTra's training center(Facebook)

As police shootings raise questions about how officers are trained, we take a look at advanced simulator technology.

Madoff Secretary Gets 6 Years For Role In Ponzi Scheme

December 10, 2014
Annette Bongiorno, age 65, who served as an executive assistant for Madoff Investment Securities, leaves federal court after being found guilty of charges of aiding, assisting and profiting from the Ponzi scheme run by Bernard Madoff on March 24, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/AFP/Getty Images)

Annette Bongiorno earned millions keeping the books for Bernie Madoff’s multi-billion dollar ponzi scheme.

After ‘Torture Report’, The Legacy Of The CIA

December 10, 2014
A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Tim Weiner has chronicled the agency’s mixed past and discusses how the report fits into the CIA’s legacy.

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