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NOPD Officer Sentenced in Post-Katrina Shooting
Today a judge sentenced former New Orleans police officer Ronald Mitchell to 20 months in prison for perjury and obstruction of justice related to the shooting of Danny Brumfield, who was killed outside the convention center where many evacuees gathered in the days after Hurricane Katrina.
April 11, 2012
California Governor Commutes Sentence in Shaken Baby Case
Shirley Ree Smith, who was convicted in 1997 of shaking her infant grandson to death, has always maintained her innocence.
April 6, 2012
Should Juvenile Killers Be Sentenced to Life Without Parole?
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in two cases today that challenge the constitutionality of sending 14-year-olds away for life after committing murder.
March 20, 2012
One Hospital's New Plan to Catch Questionable Cases of Child Abuse
FRONTLINE recently caught up with Dr. Michael Laposata, a pathologist and blood-clotting expert out of the Vanderbilt University, who co-published landmark study in 2005 on diseases that can mimic abuse. ...
February 21, 2012
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The Interrupters
The Interrupters
An unusually intimate, year-long journey across the stubbornly violent landscape of our cities through the eyes of those fighting to sow peace and security.
February 14, 2012
How New Fire Science is Influencing Old Cases
Advances in fire science have called into question some past convictions. Here's an update on a few cases, from Texas to California. Are there innocent people behind bars?
February 1, 2012