Crime and Law

Apple and the iPolice

The San Beranderino Shooting was one of largest tragedies on U.S Soil since 9/11. In attempts to figure out why Farook and his wife committed the crime, Farook's iPhone was taken into police custody. Apple was not helpful and took a stand to defend user privacy. Was that okay?

In Ferguson, Divides Remain as a Community Moves Forward

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump has visited Ferguson. We interviewed the town's residents to see what they wanted both candidates to know about their city.

Negotiating with Terrorists in Colombia

Terrorist negotiations are typically viewed in a negative light. But what if they will result in lasting peace for a country who has been fighting a long war?

A Right to Review

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that minors convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment have a right to argue that they be released...

The Nuances of the Death Penalty

The complexities of the United States' justice system are no secret to civilians. But when a civilian asks for the death penalty to be taken off the table, does the prosecutor have the right to ask for it anyway? Should legal expertise trump what the injured client wants?

Convicted Officials and State Pensions

In the state of New York, former public officials who have been convicted of misconduct in office can still apply for their pensions. This...

Justice and the Cost of a Phone Call

The FCC is taking steps to shorten the amount of time that prisoners can collect call their families. This decision has both economic and personal implications.

Social Media Vigils and Mass Shootings

Reflecting on the recent Orlando mass shooting, and the role social media plays in both passing gun control legislation and sensationalizing tragedies.

Should Felons Be Able to Vote?

Should ex-felons be allowed to exercise their right to vote? Or does it get taken away because they violated other laws?

Reconciling Democracy and Incarceration

One in 40 adults are prohibited from voting in the United States - many due to their criminal record.