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Trayvon Martin Case: Jailhouse Calls From Zimmerman To Wife Released

Monday, June 18, 2012

Prosecutors say the calls show the Zimmermans knew that roughly $135,000 had been raised by a website set up to support his defense. They did not tell that to a court during his initial bond hearing.

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Features

NYPD Probes Report of Gunshots in Chris Brown Brawl

Friday, June 15, 2012

New York City police are investigating whether shots were fired inside a nightclub during a bottle-throwing brawl involving singer Chris Brown and Drake's entourage.

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Transportation Nation

Report: SF Bicyclist Charged in Pedestrian Death

Friday, June 15, 2012

Castro Street, San Francisco (Frano Folini/Flickr)

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that a bicyclist who fatally struck a pedestrian in the Castro district has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.

From the report:

A charge of felony vehicular manslaughter has been filed against Chris Bucchere, the bicyclist who fatally struck a 71-year-old pedestrian in the Castro back in March.

Law enforcement sources tell us a San Francisco judge signed Bucchere's arrest warrant Wednesday and that the defendant is expected to surrender to police for booking before the week is out.

We'll have more later on this.

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WNYC News

110-Year Prison Sentence For Ponzi-Scheming Tycoon R. Allen Stanford

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The flamboyant billionaire bilked investors out of more than $7 billion.

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WNYC News

George Zimmerman's Wife Charged With Perjury

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Shellie Zimmerman is accused of lying during her husband's bond hearing.

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WNYC News

Prosecutor Says Sandusky Cultivated Boys, Defense Calls Case Flimsy

Monday, June 11, 2012

The trial of the former Penn State assistant football coach has begun. He's accused of sexually abusing 10 young boys over 15 years, beginning in the late 1980s. Sandusky has pleaded innocent.

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WNYC News

As Sandusky Trial Begins, A 'Two-Minute Guide' To The Case

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sara Ganim, who broke the story that rocked Penn State, sums up the news so far. Sandusky has pleaded innocent to charges that he sexually abused young boys.

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Radiolab

Grumpy Old Terrorists

Monday, June 04, 2012

While working on The Bad Show, producer Pat Walters ran across some recordings that spooked him--partly because they seemed like they had to be a big joke ... and partly because, at the same time, they sounded so deadly serious. In this short, Jad & Robert try to decide how to feel.

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WNYC News

Edwards Not Guilty On One Charge, Mistrial Declared On Other Counts

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Prosecutors must now decide whether to retry Edwards on the other five charges.

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Schoolbook

For City Teenagers, Stop-and-Frisk Is Black and White

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One in five people stopped and frisked last year by the New York Police Department was a teenager between the ages of 14 and 18, according to a WNYC analysis of recently released police data. An overwhelming number of them were black or Latino boys.

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WNYC News

Ted, What Have You Been Doing With Yourself? Unabomber, You Say?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Harvard Alumni Association says it regrets letting Ted Kaczynski fill in others from the Class of '62 about what he's been doing — including his eight life sentences for the bombing spree that killed three and injured 23.

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WNYC News

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Again A Crime Victim

Friday, May 18, 2012

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's Washington home was burglarized in early May, just months after he and his wife were robbed while on vacation in the West Indies.

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WNYC News

NY Authorities: Ring 'Stalked' Luxury Car Owners

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Law enforcers say luxury car owners in New York City were "stalked" by thieves who were filling orders for buyers in Africa.

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WNYC News

Medical Report Details George Zimmerman's Injuries, ABC News Says

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The man who shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has argued he acted in self defense. Evidence of his injuries may support his case.

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WNYC News

William Balfour Found Guilty In Murder Of Jennifer Hudson's Family

Friday, May 11, 2012

Balfour was convicted in the murder of the Oscar winner's mother, brother and nephew.

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WNYC News

George Zimmerman's Defense Takes Case To The Web

Monday, April 30, 2012

The legal defense team for Zimmerman, the man accused of second-degree murder in the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, has created a website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

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Features

Evidence Now Focus of Trial After Jennifer Hudson Testifies

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chicago prosecutors created a buzz by calling Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson as their first witness during the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew. But the hard part starts Tuesday, when they'll have to get down to the nitty-gritty of their case.

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WNYC News

Jennifer Hudson Testifies During Ex-Brother-In-Law's Murder Trial

Monday, April 23, 2012

William Balfour is accused of murdering the award-winner's mother, brother and nephew.

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The Takeaway

"The Real CSI": New Documentary Looks at the Flaws in Forensic Science

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Forensic science is central to almost every TV crime drama, but real life forensic science is a lot messier than the way it's portrayed on television. Andres Cediel is the producer of "The Real CSI," a new Frontline documentary produced by WGBH. The documentary tries to separate the science from the drama. Jennifer Mnookin, a UCLA law professor who specializes in the field of evidence, is featured in the documentary. She says forensic science techniques are often deeply flawed.

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The Takeaway

Can Zimmerman Get a Fair Trial?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Could all the public attention affect George Zimmerman’s right to a fair trial? It’s a question that Wendy Kaminer has been mulling over. Kaminer is a lawyer, social critic, and correspondent at The Atlantic. She’s also the author of eight books, including “Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity, and the ACLU.”

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