Ruby Ridge was the site of a deadly 1992 standoff in Idaho between federal agents the Weaver family and friend Kevin Harris, which lasted from August 21 to August 31. The Weavers ultimately surrendered, but not before Weaver’s wife, Vicki, and son, Sammy, 14, were killed along with two federal marshals.
A coroner in British Columbia has ruled the 2007 taser death of would-be Polish immigrant to Canada Robert Dziekanski, 40, at the hands of four R.C.M.P. officers in the Vancouver Airport to have been a homicide. These findings are in keeping with those of the Canadian government’s official inquiry into Dziekanski’s death.
On May 20, 2005, Mary Kay Letourneau, female pedophile, made headlines by marrying her victim, the now-adult Vili Fualaau. Read the story from the beginning.
The 911 call related to the death of adopted Russian-born boy Maxim Kuzmin was released by police after a grand jury determined on March 18 that there was insufficient evidence to charge his his parents. Russian authorities are skeptical of the decision and are currently reviewing the autopsy reports.
Awindra Pandey, friend of New Delhi gang-rape victim Jyoti Singh, the student who died after being robbed, stripped, beaten, and brutally raped by 6 men on a Delhi bus, describes the crime and the aftermath when no one would help the bloodied couple as they lay in the road.
Controversial nuclear safety whistleblower Silkwood died before she had her day in court. An examination of her life, the case and her suspicious death.
A few days ago a self-proclaimed Indian holy man blamed a murdered rape victim for the crimes committed against her. Now the attorney representing three of her accused killers is doing it too. In fact he seems to blame pretty much everyone but the accused.
‘Tis the season of celebration, gift giving — and public relations mayhem.
Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.com, has proven to be at least as controversial as his site. While defending WikiLeaks from embarrassed governments, Assange has also had to defend himself against allegations of sex crimes in Sweden.
News snippets about incessant bell ringing, turkey rights, and atheists, agnostics and humanists complaining. Hello, the holidays are upon us!