HBO Film Revives Lurid Claims, Imperiling Thriving Michael Jackson Estate

Michael Jackson’s damaged reputation began to recover the day he died. The lurid accusations of child molestation that had dogged him for years fell to the background as fans around … Continue reading HBO Film Revives Lurid Claims, Imperiling Thriving Michael Jackson Estate

Jussie Smollett charged with a felony for allegedly filing a false police report

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. Chicago police announced late Wednesday that felony criminal charges against Smollett have been … Continue reading Jussie Smollett charged with a felony for allegedly filing a false police report

Panic Erupts at Hamilton Performance Because of False Active Shooter Threat

A Friday evening Hamilton performance in San Francisco left three people injured after an attendee suffered a medical emergency that was mistaken for an active shooter situation. Per CNN, a … Continue reading Panic Erupts at Hamilton Performance Because of False Active Shooter Threat

Jussie Smollett Being Investigated As ‘Active Participant’ in His Own Attack

The investigation into the assault on Empire actor Jussie Smollett took another twist on Saturday night. Chicago police apparently now believe Smollett paid two men to stage the attack, according … Continue reading Jussie Smollett Being Investigated As ‘Active Participant’ in His Own Attack

California Has a High Rate of Police Shootings. Could a New Open-Records Law Change That?

LOS ANGELES — After her son, Eric, was killed by the police in Los Angeles two years ago when officers mistook a water pistol he was holding for a real … Continue reading California Has a High Rate of Police Shootings. Could a New Open-Records Law Change That?

Untangling 21 Savage’s ICE Arrest: What Happened and What’s Next?

On Feb. 3, it was reported that 21 Savage had been arrested in Atlanta, along with his cousin and fellow rapper Young Nudy, and taken into U.S. Immigration and Customs … Continue reading Untangling 21 Savage’s ICE Arrest: What Happened and What’s Next?

International Pickpockets Ride New York’s Subway, Pilfering and Profiting The thieves are not known to the police, which helps them evade detection. They also move from city to city, trying to stay ahead of investigators.

A man and woman walked out of a subway car at the 51st Street station in Manhattan and darted into the next one on the same train. A plainclothes police … Continue reading International Pickpockets Ride New York’s Subway, Pilfering and Profiting The thieves are not known to the police, which helps them evade detection. They also move from city to city, trying to stay ahead of investigators.

For Private Prisons, Detaining Immigrants Is Big Business

An inmate population surge in the 1980s led to the growth of for-profit prisons. Today, despite their mixed record, private prison companies are overseeing the vast majority of undocumented migrants. Watch … Continue reading For Private Prisons, Detaining Immigrants Is Big Business