As many faithful readers know I stepped away from my long-running syndicated crime and justice column last year to write a book about abuses within state-run guardianship and conservatorship courts. It is a topic that I’ve investigated since 2015, and in addition to devoting several columns to the issue over the years, I have also…Read More
I’ve been thinking a lot about the phrase “media circus” lately. I’ve heard it applied to all sorts of crime related stories I’ve covered during my decades as a reporter. Lately, the expression cropped up during the near wall-to-wall coverage of the Gabby Petito missing persons/homicide case. I also heard it applied recently to the…Read More
It is shortsighted and stupid to simply ‘defund police’ without a plan for how to replace them as first responders. Well, here are some concrete ideas
Top Photo: Flickr, Creator:Stephen MelkisethianRead More
What is society to do with someone who has been investigated and found to have broken both federal and state laws by sexually harassing at least eleven different women? Well, in the case of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the subject of a five-month long investigation by the state’s Attorney General, apparently the answer is:…Read More
So many Americans are struggling to regain their pre-pandemic financial footing these days. Criminals with a phone are ready to exploit that. So where’s the law?
Cover photo: wikimedia commons by Jacopo WertherRead More