A Brooklyn man allegedly hurled racial epithets before stabbing black patron, he was having a verbal altercation with, with a fork. Nicholas Melo, 34, allegedly accosted Akbar Salahuddin, 49, and his two female companions, in the Bridgeview Diner in Bay Ridge last November. He used the n-word against Salahuddin and called the women “n—– loving […]
A South Carolina mother makes her son wear a “smoked pot, got caught” sign to teach him a lesson. April Mathison took drastic step when the time outs stopped working. ‘I don’t think he believed me at first.’ Mathison was referring to her son’s punishment, she told her son to walk up and down a main […]
Military Police at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison dubbed him the Iceman; others used the nickname Mr.
At 678, California has the nation’s largest death row population, yet the state has not executed anyone in four years. But it spends more than $130 million a year on its capital punishment system — housing and prosecuting inmates and coping with an appellate system that has kept some convicted killers waiting for an execution date since the late 1970s.
The trial of a woman who wore clothing that Sudan deemed indecent got under way Monday. Throngs of people waited outside the courthouse in the Khartoum as Lubna al-Hussein made her way in
A doctor makes an incision in a man’s scrotal sac and, deftly wielding his scalpel, quickly removes both testicles. In the Czech Republic, that simple operation is the punishment for male sex offenders. But to the Council of Europe, the region’s leading human-rights body, the procedure is “invasive, irreversible and mutilating.” In a report issued last week, the council called the punishment “degrading” and demanded it be scrapped immediately