Criminal Justice

Wal-Mart and Watergate

April 27, 2012 - Wal-Mart has been accused of bribery in Mexico, but its behavior is far from unique: Many major corporations have been charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law passed in response to an oft-forgotten aspect of the Watergate scandal of the 1970s.

The New Vigilantes: Trayvon Martin and the 'shoot first' lobby

March 21, 2012 - Across the South and country, the gun lobby has pushed laws like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" measure, which local police say is the reason they haven't brought charges in the shooting death of 17-year old Travyon Martin. The result: A disturbing rise in "justifiable homicides," including cases eerily similar to the Martin killing.