What made them suspect him? He was running—so was everyone. The police reportedly thought he smelled like explosives; his wounds might have suggested why. He said something about thinking there would be a second bomb—as there was, and often is, to target responders. If that was the reason he gave for running, it was a sensible one. He asked if anyone was dead—a question people were screaming. And he was from Saudi Arabia, which is around where the logic stops. Was it just the way he looked, or did he, in the chaos, maybe call for God with a name that someone found strange?
The athlete’s psychological isolation is dramatically illustrated in this Rembrandtesque photograph.
I honestly agree with my pal on FB who said this story shouldn’t be world news — but still, wonderful, wonderful shot.
FLASH: U.S. prosecutors file criminal allegations against former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Chicago
Today is Day Two in the court of inquiry that will determine whether Williamson County state district Judge Ken Anderson faces criminal charges in the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton. Starting the day off is the airing of an eight-hour deposition of the former prosecutor that was taken last year by the Innocence Project.
Stay updated on the day’s events with this liveblog from Brandi Grissom.
Instead of pushing for a life sentence for their daughter’s killer, Andy and Kate Grosmaire chose to pursue a process called restorative justice, which they learned about after a church friend referred them to an Episcopal priest who works in the Florida prison system. An alternative to a criminal trial, restorative justice gathers the families of both parties, the accused, and law enforcement in the same room to talk about the crime and determine how best to repair the damage done.
WOW. Just reading this piece is getting me choked up.
It could cost Texas up to $11 million to clear the backlog of some 20,000 untested rape kits in police agencies statewide, state officials estimate. If Congress doesn’t come through with funding, lawmakers here in Texas will search during the upcoming legislative session for funds to help solve the crimes and arrest predators.
Read Brandi Grissom’s story and tell us how you think officials should handle the backlog.
When Assange spoke publicly from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, he talked a lot about witch-hunts and the US Government. But he didn’t mention the one thing that I am still waiting to hear: that he will return to Sweden to address serious sexual assault allegations from two women. Amid all the discussion about international extradition procedures, the motivation of the US Government and the merits of WikiLeaks, many people are losing sight of the original sexual assault allegations.
I actually turned off NPR yesterday morning when they started playing clips of his speech from the balcony of the Ecuadoran embassy.