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  • The Massacre of Innocence

    09/06/2007 4:58:24 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 8 replies · 755+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | September 6, 2007 | Abigail Thernstrom
    Privileged, rowdy white jocks at an elite, Southern college, a poor, young black stripper, and an alleged rape: It was a juicy, made-for-the-media story of race, class and sex, and it was told and retold for months with a ferocious, moralistic intensity.--snip--"Until Proven Innocent" is a stunning book. It recounts the Duke lacrosse case in fascinating detail and offers, along the way, a damning portrait of the institutions--legal, educational and journalistic--that do so much to shape contemporary American culture...
  • Arrest in JonBenet Ramsey Case Expected "Shortly"

    08/16/2006 1:17:08 PM PDT · by mhking · 1,210 replies · 51,654+ views
    8.16.06 | Michael King
    An arrest in the JonBenet Ramsey case is due to happen "shortly," according to sources in our newsroom -- I know I can't post the link to our site (we're a Gannett station, and despite the "ban", I would welcome the traffic), but most of you know where I work and what the site is... According to our sister station in Denver, an arrest took place early this morning in Thailand. Stand by for details and updates as they come in.
  • I Love the Smell of Pulitzers in the Morning

    08/07/2006 3:56:19 PM PDT · by NYFreeper · 3 replies · 302+ views
  • 1996 Allegations Still Painful For Jewell

    07/23/2006 7:17:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies · 1,830+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 23 JULY 2006 | AP
    (AP) ATLANTA Richard Jewell's fortunes changed in a split second. The security guard was initially hailed as a hero for spotting a suspicious backpack in a park and moving people out of harm's way just before a bomb exploded during a concert at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Then the media called him a suspect and he became a public spectacle. As the 10th anniversary nears of the July 27 blast that killed one and injured 111 others, the episode is still fresh in Jewell's mind. "The heroes are soon forgotten. The villains last a lifetime," Jewell told The Associated...
  • When Is a 14-Year-Old Girl a 'Woman'?

    07/12/2006 5:59:31 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 75 replies · 2,599+ views
    editorandpublisher ^ | July 13 06 | Sarah Weber
    Ever since the case of the raping and killing of an Iraqi and the alleged murder of three of her family members by U.S. troops went public, the age of the rape victim had been in dispute, ranging from about 15 to 25. Two days ago, Reuters and others news agencies produced proof that she was 14, based on a passport and identity card. Most news organizations then started calling her a girl -- but some persist in referring to her as a "woman." The girl was apparently born August 19, 1991. Yet a widely published AP story today by...
  • Iraq to ask UN to end U.S. immunity after rape case

    07/11/2006 10:07:52 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 52 replies · 1,664+ views
    reuters ^ | July 11 06 | reuters
    Iraq will ask the United Nations to end immunity from local law for U.S. troops, the human rights minister said on Monday, as the military named five soldiers charged in a rape-murder case that has outraged Iraqis. In an interview a week after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki demanded a review of foreign troops' immunity, Wigdan Michael said work on it was now under way and a request could be ready by next month to go to the U.N. Security Council, under whose mandate U.S.-led forces are in control of Iraq. "We're very serious about this," she said, blaming a lack...