Weekend Reads

A UK woman went to the police 120 times begging them to assist her in stopping her stalker. They failed to listen and he stabbed her eight times with a 12-inch long pair of scissors. Luckily she lived. Bondage, betrayal and lies: The strange murder case of Michele Williams. Is Chantix to blame for a […]

First Study To Show That Innocent People Have Been Executed in the United States

Authors of a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempted to determine the rate of false convictions among people sentenced to death. They examined exonerations among death-sentenced defendants between 1973 and 2004. Their data came from two primary sources: (1) the Bureau of Justice Statistics which is maintained by […]

Update: Mother Who Heard Voices Drowned Both Sons

A Pennsylvania woman, Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 40, drowned her three-year-old son in a bathtub. She also attempted to drown her six-year-old son because “crazy voices” told her she would be a better mother to her third child if the other two “weren’t around.” According to court documents, the mother put her oldest son, age 7, onto […]

Weekend Reads: Stalking Mom & Guilty Verdict For Man With Schizophrenia

Google Studying Employees Did you know that Google is running a century-long study about how people work? Their employees are serving as study participants. So far they have found there are two major approaches to work-life balance: segmentors and integrators. Segmentors are psychologically able to “turn it off” at home. They represent 31% of Google employees. […]

Congressional Hearing Addresses Psychiatric Bed Shortage

Wednesday, the Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing about the significant decrease in the psychiatric bed shortage. One of the witnesses includes the outspoken Sheriff of Cook County Thomas Dart. Mr. Dart has been trying to do everything within his power to deal with the thousands of mentally ill people passing through the […]

Monday Crime, Justice & Mental Health Headlines

Some kids are posting video tutorials on YouTube with detailed instructions for their peers about how to get their teachers fired. Has America’s police become to militarized? It is estimated that “89% of police departments serving American cities with more than 50,000 people had SWAT teams in the late 1990s—almost double the level in the […]

Weekend Reads

Having a good weekend? These stories have piqued my interest: A Mississippi woman is scheduled to be executed on Thursday for a crime her son has repeatedly confessed to, evidence the jury has never heard. If executed, she will be the first woman to be executed in Mississippi since 1944. Missouri death row inmate Jeff Ferguson […]

Evidence That Columbia Mall Shooter Was Suicidal, Idolized Columbine Shooters

The Howard County Police Department recently held a news conference sharing information about the investigation into the January shooting at the Columbia Mall. The shooting occurred on the morning of January 25, 2014 when Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, entered the upper level of the mall and killed two people and then turned the gun on […]

Something Stinks in Florida

Can’t we just tell the truth? You don’t need a law degree or a bunch of capitalized letters following your name to correctly identify the source of the stench that is permeating our country. It emanates from the Sunshine State, the orange juice capital of the world. We know the state that it comes from […]

Death Penalty for Jodi Arias is Not Cruel and Unusual or Double Jeopardy, Rules Judge

Jodi Arias’ attorney’s filed a motion to dismiss the death penalty. They tried to argue that it is cruel and unusual punishment and thus unconstitutional “because permitting a retrial after hung jury in the penalty phase… violates double jeopardy and is cruel and unusual punishment.” Cruel and unusual punishment is terminology that can be found […]

Great New Show: HBO’s True Detective

True Detective, a new crime drama series that premiered on HBO in January 2014, is one of the best shows on television. Some reviewers predict that it will become as popular as Breaking Bad. If you haven’t seen it, you should. True Detective follows the lives of two Louisiana detectives in their hunt for a serial killer. The storyline […]

The Jodi Arias Case Update

It is believed that sentencing trial of Jodi Arias will begin on March 17, 2014. The sentencing trial will not be televised and it’s unclear if electronic devices will be permitted in the court room. It’s also been reported that Jodi Arias is currently selling wristbands to raise money for her appellate case. She continues to […]